Keep Calm And Travel On

Well, like all good things do, my 13 months abroad has come to an end and I couldn’t be more in shock. Everything went by so fast. I feel like just yesterday I stepped off that plane with my 4 suitcases filled with youthful excitement, and now am back in the mother land broke as fudge.

I remember the morning I left like it was yesterday. I didn’t sleep at all the night before − I couldn’t, not with how anxious I was. When I left home to set out for the airport, tears filled my eyes. I tried my best not to start whaling because I didn’t want to ruin my makeup. 

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21 Things American’s Will Never Understand In Spain

Have you ever played the game called pin the tail on the donkey? You know, the one in elementary school when you are blind folded and spun around 10-20 times, tossed into an open room and then expected to somehow pin a paper tail on a paper donkey’s ass? Yup, that one.

Well, that is kind of how it feels when you  move abroad, with no idea what to expect.

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Photo Diaries: In Thailand Where It All Began

This photo journal is WAY overdue, about 5 years to be exact. Although I have been traveling solo since 2011,  I am a newbie when it comes to blogging. I dove face first into the world of bloggers only a few months ago. So basically, I am the new kid on the block trying to make up for lost time.

I went to Thailand in 2011 as my first solo trip. This was before I was a blogger and before I knew I loved photography. I was 21 years young, and still trying to figure out who I wanted to be, but I knew that I was hungry for travel. I wanted to volunteer and teach English to children and so that was exactly what I did.

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Photo Diaries: A Weekend In Madrid

I, once again, needed to reboot and ease my inner cray cray so I decided to set out on a solo trip to Madrid for Semana Santa (Holy week). For this, they celebrate the entire week leading up to Easter Sunday with a number of festivals, marching bands and re enactments of the Catholic religion.

I did the usual and indulged in obsessive picture taking while I roamed the city, ate too much food and drank way too much red wine. The trip was just what I needed to clear my senses and recharge after a stressful week (more like a stressful 6 months) of my studies. Madrid made my heart sing and my belly satisfied with free tapas and cheap alcohol, which is basically all I need to be happy so its pretty safe to say that ill be going back soon.

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8 Facts About Female Travel In Jordan


As a young American female I am used to being told that it is never safe to travel alone anywhere, let alone a foreign country. For the most part, many people think I am crazy for traveling alone. This makes me 100%  more motivated to continue traveling solo and hopefully motivate other women to do the same!

In 2012 when I decided to take my first trip to Jordan I was completely in the dark. I had never been to the Middle East and knew nothing about the culture aside from what I had seen on TV.

After hearing countless rumors about the culture, treatment of women, how to dress and so on, I felt completely unsure how to prepare for my journey. I was panicked trying to decide what to wear, what to pack and how to act in a country with a culture so drastically and entirely different from my own.

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