Bazar de Sabado, Mexico City

At the end of the month I’ll have officially spend 4 months here in this grand Mexico City. I love it here. I love that I have a Salsa/bachata/tango studio a five minute walk from my house. I love that I can walk 10 minutes and arrive at a market where I can buy huge…

Veracruz, Mexico

Location: Veracruz is located about 5-6 hours south west of Mexico City situated on the Gulf of Mexico. How to get there: Getting to Veracruz is very similar to getting to Oaxaca; you have essentially 2 options. You can take a 5-6 hour bus or a one hour flight. The bus costs between 400-900 pesos one…

How to Pack Your Carry-on Bag

Hello one and all, today I’ll be talking about my bag, and how I get everything I need for 4 months squeezed into my Osprey Porter 45. Many people are interested in just how I manage to bring months of clothing in just 2 carry on bags. As a society, we’ve been so conditioned to…

Oaxaca, Mexico

  Location: Oaxaca (pronounced Wa-ha-ka) is located in the Southwestern part of Mexico about 6 hours via car or 1 hour via plane from Mexico City.   How to get there: To get to Oaxaca (the city) from Mexico City you have a couple of options. By bus: The bus ride from Mexico City to…

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…

EIGG, Scotland

My adventure to the wonderful Isle of Eigg was not by chance. In all actuality I was searching specifically for volunteering opportunities on the Isle of Eigg per my lovely, amazing adoptive Aunt L. She had gone on her own adventure through Scotland the previous year and returned with rave reviews for the Isle of…

How to do London like a Local

During my three days in London I had two amazing family friends show me some not-so-typical places in the city. After a day of seeing the touristy sights they took me out to see a different side of London. Every single time I will pick the non-touristy activities over the tourist sights and this time…

How to do London like a (broke) tourist

If you find yourself in London for a short amount of time, you want to see all the main touristy sites but don’t want to spend the money, this post is for you. Including time, miles, and a pre-made map to make your day more about enjoying London and less about planning.

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.

Visiting Korcula Island, Croatia

Recently I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Croatia with my family and some really amazing family friends. I was already planning a trip to Europe and it turned out to be the perfect beginning. At first I was some what nervous at the size, 10!, of the group. How was a group that…

How I paid for eight months of travel.

People ask me all the time how I was able to afford eight months of travel. I always reply with the same three reasons: privilege, luck, and planning. Privilege. I was born into a world segregated by varying degrees of privilege. I come from a stable family, supporting community, and various other areas of privilege….