• 4 Trips to Take with Your Best Friend(s)!

    Whether your weeks off just happen to coincide or if you're looking to show your appreciation, a holiday is a great way to get away and spend some time with someone important to you. When thinking about the lovely ladies in my life, I think about all of the amazing trips we should go on (or have been on). Here's a roundup of 4 top trips to take with your best friend(s)!

  • An Open Letter to First Time Solo Travelers

    Dear First Time Solo Traveler, You’ve booked your ticket or you’re on the road: either way, you’re doing this. You’re embarking on a journey full of uncertainty and unknowns, but what you don’t know is that you will be learning so much about yourself and the world around you. You’ll come across situations that will make you cry or scream or want to come home, but don’t. The toughest situations are often the ones that you grow the most from. My experiences traveling solo have been the best travels I’ve encountered so far. They’ve been full of happiness and movie magic and all sorts of clichés. They’re the journeys in…

  • 10 Signs You’ve Backpacked in Southeast Asia

    1. You own elephant pants or fisherman pants 2. You have this picture (or a very similar one) did you even go to Asia if you didn’t get to see some elephants? 3. You know food poisoning is not an “if,” but a “when” and you know that it’s NOT going to be a fun couple hours/days 4. You love street animals dogs, cats, all of them! 5. Your first aid kit becomes your most prized possession Food poisoning, upset stomach, headache? “I have stuff for that.” 6. You’ve had a bucket and you know how dangerous they are 7. Mosquito repellent = liquid gold 8. You’ve grown to like…

  • Raksi is strong.

    A quick little story about drinking random stuff * * * Raksi is a traditional Nepalese/Tibetan spirit made from distilled rice, kodo, or millet, enjoyed during religious ceremonies, but also consumed by the general public as they wish. Whilst trekking in Nepal, I’ve come across this drink many times, but only in Shika (pronounced see-kuh), a stop along the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, did I decide to try it. It had been a long day of trekking, and Nathaniel and I were in a really nice little teahouse. There was a speaker, which Nathaniel played his music out of, the food was delicious, we had just bought a new supply of…