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The Ladies’ Guide to Living in a Man’s World

Hey ladies! This post is for you! So we all know existing in this world as a woman is difficult. From dealing with catcalling to the extremely worrying rate of sexual assault, it’s definitely not a piece of cake!! We’ve all been groped at clubs, felt a little nervous when the Uber driver started asking… Continue reading The Ladies’ Guide to Living in a Man’s World

Lebanon in Five Days + Rethinking “Home”

Lebanon is a country often too small to be denoted on a map--it's only 10,452 square kilometers! However, in our five days there, we weren't even able to see all of the ~main tourist attractions~. Taylor, Caroline, and I stayed with Rashed at his apartment in Beirut, and he drove us all around the northern part… Continue reading Lebanon in Five Days + Rethinking “Home”

Istanbul: The Essentials (Through My Friends’ Eyes)

Hello lovely readers! As I continue backpacking the Middle East, I'll keep sharing my top tips for everyone. This week, I thought we'd mix it up a bit, and I'd bring you the perspectives of my friends! I was in Istanbul, Turkey last week with three friends I met while teaching abroad in Delhi, India… Continue reading Istanbul: The Essentials (Through My Friends’ Eyes)

If You Have 24 Hours in Copenhagen…

So, as you read in my last post, I had a 20-hour layover in Copenhagen, Denmark on my way to Istanbul, Turkey. I stayed in a hostel near downtown, and I had scoured the tourist website for the must-do's in Copenhagen, as I had less than one day! But all the websites say the same… Continue reading If You Have 24 Hours in Copenhagen…

How to Survive Long Travel

Hello loves! I'm writing to you from the Copenhagen airport. It is 10:18 in the morning my time; 3:18 in the morning at home. That means I left for the Minneapolis airport 47 hours and 38 minutes ago, and I'm still not at my final destination. Here's the whole story: I booked a flight path… Continue reading How to Survive Long Travel

10 Things I Learned on my 10-Week Social Media Break

Hi friends! Well, I'm on the way to Turkey! I have six flights over 51 hours to get there, and I'm currently sitting at the Stewart Airport in Newburgh, New York. I have three flights after this, and a 20-hour layover in Copenhagen, which will be cool! Just over 10 weeks ago, I was sitting… Continue reading 10 Things I Learned on my 10-Week Social Media Break

ten things you might not know about me! (+ other updates)

hi hi hi! it's been a moment--but i have several new followers, so i thought i'd reintroduce myself to all you newbies around here 🙂 also, i took a personal break from instagram, twitter, and snapchat, so i've included some recent photos and whatnot! 1. i'm studying at the university of minnesota - twin cities,… Continue reading ten things you might not know about me! (+ other updates)

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