The Europe seduction

There are times I find myself staring at a map, just lost in the possibilities of the world and all of its wonders. Then, the wanderlust begins to bubble up … to slowly seduce me into a world where backpacks, trains, hostels, waking up in a new city are the norm. Are romantic. These littleContinue reading “The Europe seduction”

How to have a Travel Adventure without Adventure Travel

    Adventure. It’s a pretty hefty word with a lot behind it. To me, adventure is more than just jumping out of airplanes … more than climbing a mountain. I’m so not that girl. In my world adventure is about taking risks. Going off my beaten path to experience something new. As a traveler,Continue reading “How to have a Travel Adventure without Adventure Travel”

12 Questions to Ask Any RTW Traveler

// // <![CDATA[ (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); // ]]> “So, tell me …” it always begins, often while sitting over an adult beverage in a crowded bar (at least in my experiences) … “tell me ALL about your travels.” Pause. I look down. I look to the inquisitive person across from me, wide-eyed, sittingContinue reading “12 Questions to Ask Any RTW Traveler”

Dude, Don’t be a Hostel Dick

I’ve spent more than 200 nights in hostels. The good hostels. The bad hostels. The awesome hostels. If you are planning to stay in a hostel, or sometimes get confused about hostel etiquette, the following post is for you. Consider this your do’s and don’ts should you decide to be a roommate. The Check-In 1.Continue reading “Dude, Don’t be a Hostel Dick”

Dr. Strangetummy or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Naan

Editor’s Note: The following is guest post written by Katie. If you have read my posts about Bosnia and Croatia, you know Katie. She also traveled the world, more extensively than I did in 2010, and shares her story of eating (or not eating) in India. I love Katie. You will, too. Enjoy! One ofContinue reading “Dr. Strangetummy or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Naan”

One year later

365 days. Wow. A lot can happen in 365 days. People can lose their job. Can find another job. Can fall in love. Can have a child. Can lose someone they love. Can see the world. 365 days ago, I embarked on a life-changing journey that would take me through Europe and parts of Africa, thatContinue reading “One year later”

The toils of re-entry

I clutched my navy blue American passport in my hand, along with my customs declaration, as the United flight I was on braked hard as the wheels hit the runway. America. My heart began to race. Even faster than it had raced the entire 10 hour flight back to Washington, DC from Frankfurt. I hadn’t slept onContinue reading “The toils of re-entry”

A BRIEF intermission: Month Five & “You need to have the funk to have the fun”

“You need to have the funk to have the fun.” — Anthony Never were truer words written to me via Skype. Two days ago, I was messaging Anthony, one of the most amazing people I have had the fortune to meet on this Adventure of mine. We talked about life, I caught him up onContinue reading “A BRIEF intermission: Month Five & “You need to have the funk to have the fun””