Cuernavaca, Mexico

Last week mom and I went on our last weekend adventure of this trip together. Despite going out salsa dancing the night before we were determined to enjoy her last weekend in Mexico. So around 12 in the afternoon we caught an Uber with two of our friends and took a 2 hour trip down…

How to pick the best volunteering placement while traveling.

Hello again, how are you? How’s your week shaping out? Is the weather good where ever you find yourself in this time and place? Today, we talk about volunteering. More specifically we’re going to talk about some tips to help you pick the best possible fit for your next , or first, volunteering experience (and…

Acapulco, Mexico

So I have a confession to make, I wasn’t looking forward to going to Acapulco. If you frequently read these posts then you probably know that I don’t really enjoy going to tourist areas. In my experience tourist areas using have loads of people, everything is expensive, you aren’t actually experiencing the true culture of…

Family Reunion 2014

In 20 days I will be sitting in the sun enjoying the first day of the McGuire family reunion. Thanks to my mom, the McGuire side of my family has a reunion about every 4-5 years. This is such a great way to catch up with all my family near and far. This reunion represents…

Off-the-beaten-track: Islands Part 2

Last week I wrote a post about some off-the-beaten-path islands in Southeast Asia I had the pleasure of visiting. This week I write about the rest. The most beautiful, weirdest, most off the beaten path islands. I hope that you enjoy this post as much I have enjoyed writing it. Corn Islands, NicaraguaLocation: Off the Atlantic…

Malinalco, Mexico

Last weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to go with my friend Kel along with her host mom to the small town of Malinalco. About 40 years go Sarita, her host mom, purchased a plot of land in the middle of nowhere. Over time she built an amazing country home about a 20 minute walk…

I got it from my mama

For today’s post I wanted to honor the woman who brought me into this world. Who gave me such a strong example of what it means to be a woman. If you know my mom than I don’t think all my traveling and independent choices should come as a surprise.  Who is now here in…

Off-the-beaten-path: Islands SE Asia

Many people who travel often discover a niche they are drawn to more than others. Some like big cities– they like losing themselves among the bright and exciting lights, and the thousands of people moving from one place to another. Others like historical sights. From Machu Picchu to Ankor Wat, to Teotihuacan they pack their…

Teotihuacan, Mexico City

Last weekend my mom, roommates, friends of roommates, and I all decided to go on an adventure to the Pyramids at Teotihuacan. Mom found this amazing blog post about getting to and from the Pyramids, and all in all it sounded like a great first adventure to take outside of the city. You know the…

My Traveling Must Haves

This post may contain affiliate links that help contribute a very small amount to my travel fund. I will only ever link to products I have used and love. Wow, last week I received a notification stating this blog has just turned 6! I’m completely stunned, how has time gone by this fast? I swear…

Mexico City Pride 2019

Upon our arrival to Mexico City my mom and I had about 3 days to explore the city of Mexico before starting our language classes at CEPE. We purposefully booked rooms at a hostel in the center of the historic district even though it was about an hour away from CEPE by transport for two…

Camping in the Northwest 2014 video

This past week has been a flurry of video editing digital organization. Through this craziness I stumbled upon some videos I completely forgot about, and thought it would be fun to post the flash backs. In 2014 I joined family/friends on their annual trip to ************ editors note: I was threatened with death, dismemberment, and…