You Should Visit Northern Ireland. I absolutely, positively, definitely loved Northern Ireland. Ireland fascinates Americans. Namely because many people trace their roots back to this country. And Ireland is so damn pretty. Yet, for some reason, Americans also skip over Northern Ireland on their trips to the Emerald Isle. I think their avoidance has to do with the negative stigma […]
Tips and tricks to use on the road.
“Oh my god, how do you teach teenagers without losing your mind? I’d quit in three seconds.” I’m often asked this question in hostels. Then a twitchy smile follows. A raised eyebrow. A disbelieving shake of the head. Yup, these are all reactions I witness whenever I tell my fellow travelers that I’m a high […]
Okay, so, I’m a little obsessed with Portugal. On my ten day trip in April ’15, I had an opportunity to fall in love with this underrated Western European country. I split my time between Lisbon and Porto, and oh my god, I need to return. I wanna visit Coimbra, the southern Algarve, and Evora in the west, […]
Although I’ve written a post advising fearful fliers, anticipatory anxiety is truly another beast because it strikes outside of the airport. To be frank, 95% of the time, anticipating a flight is way worse for me than actually boarding the aircraft. Anticipatory anxiety can occur days, weeks, or even months prior to take off. If you’re scared to […]
Many travel bloggers rave about Lisbon. Portugal’s capital is packed with Old World Charm. In my humble experience, this amazing city is a traveler’s playground that has unique neighborhoods (like Graça, Alfama, Belem) and many cool areas to stay. Lisbon also has plenty of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, delicious and addictive pastries, and friendly people. You […]
WHAT?! I know, I know. You’re shooting me death glares from Chiang Mai, Berlin, Cuzco, Sydney, wherever you’re located right now. I’m sorry. Hear me out, though, before you revoke my travel blogger card. Travel is our passion. Believe me, I know. Travel changes us! We are now citizens of the world! We’ve jumped off planes, […]
Travel is my life. I spend hours researching faraway lands. UNESCO sites. Quirky neighborhoods. Hostels and couchsurfing. Street food. And yes, bookstores. … But wait. How long is the flight to my final destination? 11 hours? …. damn it. I wasn’t always afraid of flying. Actually, when I was a child, I loved turbulence because the […]