Why You Should Study Abroad At Least Once

10 Reasons to Study Abroad at Least Once

Breathing in the unfamiliar air, staring at the ocean from a completely different vantage point. The world around me had just opened up, and I felt small. I was 21 the first time I traveled abroad alone.  A dream of mine was to study abroad like my mother, and nailing … Read More

The Tomato Festival in Spain: La Tomatina Not Shown in Photos

The Bad Side of La Tomatina

I got nervous as we arrived right before the massive trucks packed with vegetables drove through the crowded streets.  Young, old, guy and girl alike waited for the signal that would start the food fight.  I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I’m pretty sure I just paid 10 Euros to … Read More

Ecuador Backpacking: How to do Nine Days for under $400

Budgeting Ecuador

Travel doesn’t always have to be expensive!  Most of the time I travel for less per day than what it would cost me at home in my own country!  This past April, I decided to take a vacation to Ecuador after finding a cheap flight on Skyscanner. Miles earned from … Read More

The Five Best New York Coffee Shops

Locals New York Coffee

New Yorkers take their coffee seriously. It is a city with swarms of overworked people, plenty of money, and trade ports that crawl with activity; coffee in New York is abundant. We take it seriously here. Yes, you can find Starbucks all over the city; but ask any serious New … Read More

Rail Pass: To Buy or Not to Buy

Should you get a rail pass?

The million dollar question.  There is no yes or no answer when people ask if they should purchase a rail pass for the countries they are traveling.  Personally, I have traveled with a Japan Rail Pass and also with a Eurail Pass, which I will touch on later. Before I … Read More

Why You Should Visit Stockholm

Home of Vikings, Reindeer, and Meatballs I’m in Stockholm, Sweden’s capital city. I was expecting something different, something frozen; instead, I’ve found a pleasant summer, filled with beautiful vistas, great food, and healthy lifestyle—they have a strange obsession with strawberries. You take a deep breath here and you’re like yeah, … Read More

Don’t be a Tourist in New York City

Don't be a Tourist in NYC

Once upon a time we lived in New York City. We were residents for more than a year, but soon after we quickly realized that we were not New Yorkers.  Although the city was not the environment we wanted to call home, it is still a great place to visit! … Read More

Koh Rong Party: That Time We Awoke to a Rat Fight on NYE

Koh Rong

A true Koh Rong Party. We had been researching where to spend New Year’s Eve for months. Starting our Southeast Asia tour in Bangkok, the plan was to gallivant around Thailand, Cambodia, and Malaysia for 7 weeks.  The million dollar question was where to spend that one night a year where … Read More