4 Reasons Self-Care When Traveling is Important + A Day Trip to Salzburg

Last week, I experienced food poisoning for the first time. It was horrid—apparently my body had a severe adverse reaction to the vegetarian chicken wrap I’d had for lunch from McDonald’s, in an effort to be budget-conscious in an expensive city like Salzburg, Austria. I did a day trip to the picturesque city from where… Continue reading 4 Reasons Self-Care When Traveling is Important + A Day Trip to Salzburg

The 8 Greatest Things to do in Munich Under 5 Euros

Helloooooo, fellow budget travelers! We all know Europe (especially Western Europe) is a doozy when it comes to price. From hostels to public transportation, food to souvenirs, travel can really drain your bank account if you don't pay attention (or even if you do, tbh). I went to Munich for a week and found the… Continue reading The 8 Greatest Things to do in Munich Under 5 Euros

Feminism and Prostitution: My Experiences in the Red Light District

Ahh, good ole' prostitution. The oldest profession in the world. I've been working on this article for about two weeks (sorry for the delay in posts, friends) because it's an issue I consider to be really important. The conversation I'm trying to have here goes much beyond the scope of what can be contained in… Continue reading Feminism and Prostitution: My Experiences in the Red Light District

How to Survive a Week in London for the Budget Traveler

We all know that Western Europe is one of the most expensive tourist destinations in the world. I think I’ve spent more money in the past couple weeks than I do in a month at home (whoops!). I’ve learned how to cut corners here and there, though, so keep reading to learn from my mistakes!… Continue reading How to Survive a Week in London for the Budget Traveler

Highlights from the City of Love

Paris has been a dream of mine since I can remember. It's the romance, the history, the drama... it all adds to the allure of the dreamy Paris. I had the great opportunity to spend six days wandering through the streets, marveling at the beautiful old architecture juxtaposed with ultra-modern shopping malls and fashion. Even… Continue reading Highlights from the City of Love

8 Tips for Being a Successful and Respectful French Tourist

Bonjour de Paris! I've been here for just about five days, and it really is the City of Love. I love the beautiful architecture here. The restaurants are so quaint, the people so lovely. So, you want to be a true Parisienne? Well, you're in luck! I've learned several things about how to successfully (and… Continue reading 8 Tips for Being a Successful and Respectful French Tourist

EUROPE: Barcelona, Spain — Food, Friends, and All the Adventuring

¡Hola de Barcelona! Solo travel has been going well so far, considering it hasn't been true "solo" travel. I've been with my friends in stop number one: BARCELONA! This past week has just been a dream. I flew from New York to Barcelona—a seven hour flight. At the airport, I was reunited with my best… Continue reading EUROPE: Barcelona, Spain — Food, Friends, and All the Adventuring

EUROPE PART ONE (& a bit of nyc)

Hello readers!! I am writing to you from the Newark Airport in New Jersey. My flight for Barcelona departs in three hours! I have been waiting eleven months for this day, and it has finally arrives *heart eye emoji*. I realized the other day, however, that I never wrote about my Europe trip on this… Continue reading EUROPE PART ONE (& a bit of nyc)

The Soul Year: Confronting Expectations, Redefining Success, and Laughing in Failure’s Face

Hello everyone! It's been a hot minute. I'm intentionally taking a step back from my blog right now, to refocus my life on what's truly important and what I want this space to look like moving forward. That being said, I've been talking to other young twenty-somethings from around the world over the past few… Continue reading The Soul Year: Confronting Expectations, Redefining Success, and Laughing in Failure’s Face

India (finally).

I LEAVE FOR INDIA ONE WEEK FROM TODAY. Well, I leave for Chicago one week from today. Then I leave for India from Chicago a week from Saturday. So, let me correct myself: MY JOURNEY TO INDIA BEGINS ONE WEEK FROM TODAY. I feel like everyone is asking me Are you excited for India?? right now,… Continue reading India (finally).