Remember when I wrote about my hilarious travel screw ups? Brightly colored Instagram photos at luxury resorts (usually with a skinny hot girl posing with a coconut drink on a beach) don’t reflect the reality of travel. Travel is messy. Mistakes happen especially in unfamiliar cities and cultures. Luckily I always laugh at myself. My mistakes create […]
My travel narratives from around the world.
You know what, I don’t want to sound arrogant, but I’m pretty damn cool. Despite struggling with anxiety on a regular basis, I still push myself to the furtherest limits. I, especially, like to stretch my mental boundaries when I arrive in a new exciting location. For example, I’ve paraglided off mountains in Slovenia. I’ve snorkeled in frigid waters […]
Traveling on a budget is a hot topic. Understandably so. At least in the United States, there’s a lingering misconception that travel must cost a ton of money and thus, vacations are reserved only for the rich (or, at least, those who are well off). Totally a lie, right? We all know travel is possible […]
“Ughhh, gross,” I thought, wrinkling my nose. Mud was smeared on my brand new Clarks shoes. I wiped raindrops off my glasses and then glared at the gray clouds. Looking back, I don’t know why a little rain distressed me so much. I was smack in the middle of the Scottish Highlands, a mystical, mountainous, and green […]
I re-discovered myself in Utklippan. I don’t lightly say that either. Have you ever had a clear epiphany, a moment when you thought, “I can do so much more with my life?” And then promise yourself you’ll do better in the future? I had that realization while spending the night on Utklippan, an uninhabited island […]
I’m an expert at making mistakes on the road. “You missed your appointed time,” the guard told me, pursing her lips. “I did? I didn’t see this door…” I glanced at the solid metal door behind her. Knots formed in my stomach. “I’m sorry. I thought the vault’s entrance was there,” I said when she […]
“Owwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww,” I moaned, lying on the pavement in a crumpled heap. A horse neighed in the distance as I examined my leg. No bruises yet, but my skin was tender under my fingers. Big black circles would appear on my thigh by tomorrow. No doubt. Wincing, I sat and glanced at my bike. The wheel spun in […]