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…

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…

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…

La cuidad de Mexico (y otras cosas)

Hello Friends, here we go again. Another summer, another adventure. Only this time I don’t find the spot next to me empty. For this adventure that will be the following 6 weeks in Mexico City, I have the lovely pleasure of my mom joining me. But first, let me rewind a minute. On the 27th…

Europe 2018 video

Well it took me 9 months of procrastinating and 20 hours of editing but we finally have the Europe video! Let me know what ya’ll think.   Hopefully we’ll have the road trip video by the end of the week and then I’m headed to Mexico for 2 months. Look out for more posts and…