Category Archives: Travel Inspiration

Travel inspiration and pep talks

visit budapest in winter

24 Photos that’ll Inspire You to Visit Budapest in Winter

Visit Budapest in Winter If you read my fall and winter travel plans, you’ll know I was super stoked to visit Budapest in winter. I fell in love with Budapest two summers ago, but only had 36 hours to experience the Hungarian capital. Not enough. Staying a week in Budapest was a fantastic decision. I could […]

tips for anxious solo travelers

5 Literary Characters Who Mirror My Travel Style

Y’know, maybe it’s because I turn 30 soon, but I think a lot about how my personality changed throughout the years. My 20s? Was a decade of extreme growth, fueled by triumphs and failures. The roller coaster ride still makes me breathless. Undoubtedly, thanks to my first fateful solo trip at 26, travel left its mark on my mannerisms […]

falling in love with the scottish highlands

Falling in Love with the Scottish Highlands

“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 […]

Photo Essay: Understenhöjden and Skogskyrkogården

When I visited Stockholm in July, I wanted to explore some sites outside the city center. A perfect opportunity presented itself in the form of Context Travel’s Green City Tour. The tour takes you to Understenshöjden, Stockholm’s very own eco-village, and Skogskyrkogården, a UNESCO World Heritage site and famous cemetery. As a company, Context is […]

My Californian Spring Break

Anxious People Can Travel Too (And Here’s How!)

Anxious People Can Travel Too On September 17th, my parents and I visited my brother in Manhattan. Balmy winds and sunny skies promised a beautiful day in one of my favorite cities. New York rules my heart despite its scary prices and crowds. While my dad and brother attended a Mets Game, my mom and […]