Tag Archives: Uh oh a rant

travel to find yourself

Traveling to Find Yourself? Here are the Pros & Cons

Ahhh, traveling to find yourself. It’s a controversial topic mentioned in lots of travel forums and subreddits! It’s undeniably true that so many people want to embark on a solo trip, not just for museums, cultural experiences, and food, but rather to truly discover who and what they are. And this objective? Makes sense. A […]

travel mistakes in europe

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

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 […]

travel and mental health

Why I Blog About 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

Are Hostels Safe? Yes, Yes, and Yes.

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 […]

the importance of self-love

Why 2018 Will Be My Year 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 […]