7 Tips for Travel in Serbia for the Solo Backpacker

Serbia: home of the electrician Nikola Tesla1, the first vampire2, and the largest industry of raspberry exporting in the world3. It's one of the six republics that constituted the former Yugoslavia4. My original list of "must-sees" didn't include Serbia (mostly because I didn't know much about it...how mistaken I was!), but that's exactly why backpacking is… Continue reading 7 Tips for Travel in Serbia for the Solo Backpacker

Budapest Through Photos: The Top Tourist Spots in a Party City

Tbh, I didn't know much about Budapest before going, I had just heard it was a must. So I took three trains over 18 hours from Rome, and arrived in Budapest, Hungary. I didn't know what there was to see, but I quickly learned that Budapest has a lot to offer information-hungry visitors (see what I… Continue reading Budapest Through Photos: The Top Tourist Spots in a Party City

HOW TO TRAVEL EUROPE FOR THE BEGINNING BACKPACKER: Your Ultimate Guide to Transportation in Europe

I've had message upon message about this topic, all saying the same thing: I want to travel Europe, but I'm clueless about how to get around!  So, I'm here to tell you the unfiltered pros and cons of travel in Europe. I've lived through the ups and downs. I've slept on buses and trains. I've… Continue reading HOW TO TRAVEL EUROPE FOR THE BEGINNING BACKPACKER: Your Ultimate Guide to Transportation in Europe

Venice + Florence: Northern Italy in a Whirlwind

To be honest, it’s never been a *dream* of mine to travel Italy. Of course, I wanted to try bona fide Italian pasta, gelato, and pizza… but I think I’ve had some pretty amazing Italian food in my life (to my Minneapolis peeps—Tucci Bennuch at the MOA will CHANGE YOUR LIFE). I’ve never had this… Continue reading Venice + Florence: Northern Italy in a Whirlwind

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

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)