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  • First Class Ticket to Barcelona

    2016 started out with a serious case of itchy feet, but between job hunting, applying for grad school, and a failed cross-country move, an international trip seemed out of the question.…

  • My 2015 Favorite Airbnb Experiences

    Earlier this week, I read a story about a New York couple who wanted to experience living in all of their favorite NYC neighborhoods. Thanks to Airbnb they were able to…

  • Is Argentina Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

    Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to find myself alone in Argentina. I know! The question on everyone’s tongue is: “Is Argentina Safe for Solo Female Travelers?” I am happy…

  • The Cons of Traveling Solo

    More women are traveling alone than ever before. After spending the past year traveling mostly solo, it’s a trend that’s hard to ignore both online and in real life.Β All over Pinterest…

  • Camping in North Cascades National Park

    When a good friend suggested a camping trip in the North Cascades, it seemed like a great idea at the time. With my proposed departure date weeks in the future, I…

  • Places I’m Dying to Visit in 2015

    How is it already mid-August!? Β This year has been a whirlwind of traveling, happening almost too fast for me to grasp. I was fortunate enough to spend a few weeks in…

  • The Benefits of a Gap Year – 5 Years Later

    It’s hard to believe that it’s been over five years since I embarked on the journey of a lifetime – my gap year. This experience sparked my wanderlust and helped me…

  • Ethical Elephant Tourism

    Update March 2017: A reader alerted me that Ran-Tong Save & Rescue Elephant Centre is now offering elephant rides. While I stand by my personal experience there, I can no longer…