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A Destination Mindset: Bringing My Love Of Backpacking Home

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things” – Henry Miller Every year, I spend months saving money for backpacking trips abroad and learning about the foreign cultures I’ll be visiting. The farther away from home and the more exotic the destination, the more value I put on the trip.…Read more...

Notes On Sightseeing vs. Experiencing When Traveling

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller I always think it’s interesting when I book trips with friends or family and they immediately go out and purchase guidebooks and make a pre-planned itinerary of activities for us. Those who read my blog know I’m an avid…Read more...

Travel Notes: A Journey Of 1,000 Miles Begins With A Single Step

A journey of 1,000 miles must begin with a single step – Lao Tzu There are many out there who dream about taking an around the world trip, backpacking Europe or traveling solo through South America. Who fantasize about spending a summer WWOOFing on a vineyard in Argentina, hiking their way through southern India or…Read more...
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Notes On Traveling With People You Hate

I have found out there ain’t no surer way to find out where you like people or hate them than to travel with them” – Mark Twain I’ve traveled with some true crazies during my time on the road. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve also spent time with people I connected with and who were…Read more...

I’m Not Lost: How Travel Helped Me Find Myself

“Not all those who wander are lost” – J.R.R. Tolkien Being 27, unmarried with no kids, and working from home as a blogger traveling solo all over the world, people tend to size me up as someone who hasn’t yet found herself. “She’ll settle down eventually.” “She just needs to figure herself out.” “Don’t worry,…Read more...
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