Joys of Solitude

The world of solo traveling is a crazy adventure full of new people, new adventures, and exploration of self. Learning how to love yourself, and the joy of solitude is one of the greatest gifts of Solo traveling.

Edinburgh, Scotland

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to visit Edinburgh two times during my stay in the United Kingdom. I first visited this lovely city on my way up to the Isle of Eigg in mid-July, and then again on my return trip. I absolutely loved the city both times. Edinburgh is a city…

How to do London like a Local

During my three days in London I had two amazing family friends show me some not-so-typical places in the city. After a day of seeing the touristy sights they took me out to see a different side of London. Every single time I will pick the non-touristy activities over the tourist sights and this time…

How to do London like a (broke) tourist

If you find yourself in London for a short amount of time, you want to see all the main touristy sites but don’t want to spend the money, this post is for you. Including time, miles, and a pre-made map to make your day more about enjoying London and less about planning.

Homage to Eigg (week 2)

In total I spent approximately three and a half weeks on Croft 17. Each were amazing yet distinctly different. Week one was spent laughing and bonding with C and her cousins. Week two was spent alone on the Croft with my fellow volunteers L and R. Unlike week one, things didn’t immediately click for the…

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A little girl enjoys the festivities of the Half year celebration in Korcula, Croatia 2018.

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A baby zebra takes a walk around Kroger National Park in South Africa. 2017

Mallaig, Scotland

Collectively I spent multiple days in the small port town of Mallaig. During my first visit I arrived on the morning Jacobite train, dropped my bags off in the backpacker hostel above a restaurant, and spent the rest of the day hanging out with a friend i made on the train. It was during this…

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Views from the Jacobite Steam Train from Fort Williams to Mallaig, Scotland. 2018

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The Maya Beach located close to the Thai island Koh Phi Phi was made famous with the movie “The Beach”. In current times the beach sees upwards of 5,000 visitors a day. The large numbers of visitors and the general disrespect to the beach and environment has resulted in the temporary closure of this buck…

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A man labors over a horse saddle in progress in the back yard workshop, Esteli, Nicaragua. 2016

Fort Williams, Scotland

Getting up to the Isle of Eigg and my volunteering opportunity was definitely an undertaking. Instead of trying to do it all in a day or two, I decided to take my time and experience more then what I could see from out the train window. I also may have been determined to ride the…

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Sea lions on the Galapagos are more like water dogs. They play with you while you swim, hang out on park benches, and hang out in the local fish markets. Here a colony of Sea lions takes a brief afternoon nap in the harbor on Isla Isabella in the Galapagos. 2016