Throwback Thursday McKinley 2017-2018

The final “throwback Thursday” video! This video, as you can probably tell in the title is from my second and final video from my time at McKinley Senior High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This video documents both the best and the worst times I experienced in my life as a teacher. From Dia de…

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…

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…

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…

Teach for America Delta institute 2015 video

As I mentioned in my post last Thursday I recently did a deep dive in my multimedia files and found a bunch of old videos. One of said videos is a summary of my time spent in the Mississippi Delta with the South Louisiana 2015 Corp. Honestly, this video is one of my all time…

Homage to Croft 17 (week 1)

Croft seventeen is a beautiful thing. Where pickax you can swing, dig a trench while whisling aaanndd that’s about as far as my poetry skills will go on this post. In all seriousness, words cannot express the joy and peace I found during my time on Eigg. From the moment I stepped onto the ferry…

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.

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…

Photo of the Day

Fresh made cheese waits to be purchased in a plastic box on the streets of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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.