If you were at Stansted Airport in London on June 12, you would have seen me running from security to the gates in my socks, my backpack bouncing from one arm while I clutched my shoes to my chest, shrieking “missing flight sorry!!!” and trying not to notice how sweaty I was from the three layers of clothing I was wearing to avoid Ryanair baggage fees. This is, unfortunately, pretty similar to how I end up boarding most of my flights, and my flight to…Continue Reading “Learn From My Mistakes: My Week in Budapest Was An Enormous S**tshow – and I Loved Every Second”

Dear Individual Who’s Afraid To Travel Alone, Hey! How are you? Your hair looks great today, has anyone told you that yet? So! You want to travel. You’re in your final semester of high school and planning to go to college, but don’t feel mentally prepared to start yet. Or, you’re about to finish college, and you don’t quite feel ready to be a real adult with a real job. Or, you recently got out of a six-year relationship and want to be somewhere else…Continue Reading “An Open Letter To Everyone Who’s Afraid to Travel Alone”

Everyone and their mother has a travel blog these days, or at least an Instagram account packed with envy-inducing travel photos a-plenty. With all the travel bloggers/influencers out there, it might be hard to pick which ones to keep up with and which ones to ignore. Here are some of my favorite female travel bloggers and their online presences that are definitely worth checking out. 1. Nadine Rohner Originally from Switzerland and now living and writing in Bali, Indonesia, Nadine Rohner covers all things Bali…Continue Reading “Women Writers to Watch in 2017”

In 2011, when I was fresh out of high school and not prepared to start college yet, I took a gap year in which I spent four months working in my hometown of Santa Cruz, California and then three months volunteering with a non profit organization inĀ Antigua, Guatemala. Since I had only ever been out of the country on two family trips to Mexico, my mother and I (mostly my mother) were a little scared for my safety and general well-being. My mother suggested I…Continue Reading “Tourlina: The Tinder for Travel in Twos”