Split, Croatia

Traveling through Croatia with my family has definitely been a highlight of my trip so far. After returning from Costa Rica with my students I had 12 days to get rid of 2/3 of my stuff, mail the rest across the country to my parents place (if you ever need to ship things across the…

Hostels!

What are hostels? What should I look for when picking a hostel? After traveling to over 25 countries and staying in hostel in all of them this post talks about how hostels can help you travel all over the world and how to pick a hostel to fit your needs.

Layover in Paris

Hello! I am Sara Ullmer, a teacher, lover of travel, adventure, the outdoors, and interesting people. Cori asked me to do a guest post on a layover in Paris, so here I go! I only had three simple goals for experiencing Paris on my layover: 1. Eat something delicious 2. See something interesting 3. Drink…

The Highs and Lows of Traveling

As a traveler, particularly a travel photographer, it’s very easy to only show the highlights and let people believe traveling is always living your best self: traveling to cool places, exploring awesome sites, and making great friends. Sometimes, however, traveling sucks. Traveling can be bad food, getting ripped off, and being so exhausted all you…

Fear

My experiences, and choice, to solo travel often comes up in conversation. Inherently there are a collection of different responses. Ranging from “glad I don’t have a daughter” exclamations to eager questions of practically, solo traveling tends to invoke an emotional response. Undoubtedly questions about fear dominate all others, “Weren’t your parents scared? Weren’t you…

Costa Rica Precursor

My trip to Costa Rica was unlike an of my other adventures. Instead of traveling solo or with a small, trusted band of friends I was the solo adult taking 4 high school students. Three of the four had never been on an airplane and none of them had ever been outside of the United…

Agua Frio

I stand naked. I stand in front of the shower wearing the past two days of travel on my skin reflexively waiting for the water to warm. Ten seconds. Twenty seconds. Thirty. A minute later the realization hits me, no hot water. There has been no hot water. There will be no hot water joining…

Little Corn, Nicaragua

My trip to Little Corn was more then slightly ironic. I spent 3.5 weeks in Nicaragua, and most of my time was spent taking classes and studying. Towards the end of my classes I decided to spurge a bit and go to an island in the Caribbean, Little Corn. After my research the island seemed…