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…

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…

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…

Photo of the Day

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

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

Photo of the Day

While in Esteli, Nicaragua I had the amazing opportunity to tour a running cigar factory and even had the opportunity to try my own hand at rolling. I will definitely stick to my day job. 2016

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…

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…

Budget while traveling

I am a details orientated person which makes planning and maintaining my budget almost fun. I know, I know, I’m a weirdo. For my current eight month trip I did an extensive budget. In total I had about 10,000 usd; a product of selling my car, graduation gifts, and working 60 hours a week for…