• Asia,  Tips

    unexpected tips: partying smart in southeast asia

    Recently, I’ve been reading a plethora of travel blogs, longing to go back to the craziness that I’ve come to love in Southeast Asia. I’ve found myself reading up on safety lately. Well, maybe not so much safety, but the stories of when people were lacking safety. Stupid stories that I can’t help but binge on, like reality TV. I’ve been lucky whilst traveling and haven’t found myself in any really awful situations, yet I’ve still been able to experience the “crazy” culture of SE Asia. I’m a believer in the idea that you should experience as much as you absolutely can (even the stupid things), but safety shouldn’t be…

  • Lifestyle,  North America,  USA

    unexpected weekends in northampton (& mini life update)

    I couldn’t have asked for a better last weekend with my favourite ladies! I ended up in Northampton, MA both Saturday and Sunday. Northampton is a great fun little area; it’s a nice getaway from the quiet life in South Hadley. On Saturday, my friends from Mount Holyoke and I took the PVTA (pioneer valley transit authority) to Northampton, where we ended up at Nourish Cafe. I highly recommend this place if you’re into crunchy granola, upscale clean eating- their acai bowls, buddha bowls, avo toast and smoothies were all delicious! After gorging on heaps of (healthy) food, we decided to walk around, enjoying the small hustle and bustle that…

  • Europe,  Spain

    unexpected barcelona: two must sees

    Going into Barcelona, I was afraid I wouldn’t like it. I have previously been to the city and loved it, but after basking in the beauty of the outdoors, I have started preferring nature to city. Luckily, I still loved the city! Barcelona is an absolute beauty! I spent the 9 or so hours I had in Barcelona exploring some of my favorite touristy places. La Rambla/ The Market This street is so busy and crowded and energizing! It’s full of life and fun and smiles and it’s just wonderful to stroll down. There are stores, bars, cafes, and a whole bunch of other places to stop at if you…