Tag Archives: Uh oh a rant

30 Rookie Travel Mistakes in Europe (And What to Do Instead)

travel mistakes in europe

Argh, making travel mistakes in Europe is no fun, but fortunately, you’re able to prevent them from happening at all! As a solo traveler, I’ve made frequent mistakes in Europe. Embarrassing? Sure, maybe a little and my missteps create hilarious stories to tell over dinner. But now, thanks to my own ridiculousness and lessons learned, I […]

Why I Blog About Travel and Mental Health

travel and mental health

This has been a shitty week. Sorry for swearing, but there’s no other way to convey my emotions here. It’s rough, and I’m still feeling overwhelmed by all the news. I know I’m not alone either, given the many beautiful reflections on my twitter and instagram feeds. As you all know, this week Kate Spade died in […]

Are Hostels Safe? Yes, Yes, and Yes.

are hostels safe

Believe it or not, I get asked this question about hostels and safety a lot. Way too much, actually! I especially hear the “eek, hostels, really?!” from people who (surprise) don’t travel all that much – mostly fellow Americans who I encounter in my daily life. My people, my people, you are missing out on a […]

Why 2018 Will Be My Year of Self-Love

the importance of self-love

Ahhh, can you believe it’s 2018? I can’t. Like. My brain literally cannot compute this simple fact. I feel like 2008 was five years ago or something, not ten. Back in good ol’ 2008, I was a fresh faced (and immature) senior in college. I thought I was unstoppable. A total bad ass. I loved […]

Why Your Fear of Flying Isn’t Stupid

fear of flying isn't stupid

Reasons Your Fear of Flying Isn’t Stupid Confession: I’m my own worst critic. My close family and friends say the same thing about me. Honestly, I try to avoid self-deprecation at all costs. Negative thinking only pushes me further from my goals and dreams. Not to mention, if I had a friend who talked to […]