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…

Bellinis and lipstick, Venice

The light begins to fade on the streets of Venice and I can’t decide what’s more entertaining,  the story of the lost tourist sitting at the table beside me, the thoughts in my head, or the whirlpool of my pink Bellini. Tourist upon tourists wander by without a second thought while aching feet intersect with…

Puebla, Mexico

absolutely loved my time in Puebla. For me, it was the perfect place to lose myself. I explored this great city with my friend R and we both put our phones away, any paper maps we may still carry and lost ourselves on the cobblestone.

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…

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…

My Traveling Must Haves

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 just yesterday I was standing in the aisles of my local REI trying to figure out which backpack would be the best for my trip to Spain. Now, 6 years, 3 jobs, and 30 countries later I still have that same exact pack accompanying me on my adventures. To honor this fun (abet scary) anniversary I have decided to talk about a few of my favorite things. My backpacking must haves.

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…