The Best of Shoreditch Street Art: A Photo Essay

In my humble opinion, Shoreditch has everything you could want in a London neighborhood: cozy pubs, outstanding Indian restaurants (see: Dishoom), ultra-hip bars (see: The Gibson), and centuries of turbulent, fascinating history. But my favorite thing about Shoreditch is the street art; it’s like a massive, grungy, outdoor art gallery. So on this visit, I decided […]

11 Things You Can’t Miss in Cape Town

As I’ve waxed on about before, I absolutely love Cape Town– it now holds a firm spot as one of my favorite cities in the world. It has a little bit of everything: mountains, history, ocean, and wine country. What more could you want? Last year, I was lucky enough to visit Cape Town not once, […]

What I’ll Miss About Living in Uganda (And What I Won’t)

This week, I left Kampala, Uganda, after living there for almost a year. While I’m happy to be back in the states, I’m already missing my home away from home in Uganda’s capital. Which isn’t to say that living in Uganda didn’t frustrate me; at times, it did. But overall I really enjoyed living in Uganda. […]

The Travel Gear Anti-Haul: What You DON’T Need to Buy

In light of the many, many holiday gift guides currently circulating about the things you should buy, I thought it would be refreshing to talk about what you shouldn’t buy. Have you guys seen Kimberly Clark’s anti-haul makeup videos on Youtube? They’re hilarious. Instead of highlighting the makeup products you should buy, Kimberly rants about […]

The 15 Things That Surprised Me Most About the Camino de Santiago

Hey guys, I’m back! As you may have seen on Instagram, I recently finished the Camino de Santiago. Overall, it was one of the most profound and enriching experiences of my life. It wasn’t all sunshine and roses, though – it was hard, both physically and mentally. Mostly, it was just long – I walked […]

Why I Don’t Do Reading Challenges

Reading challenges seem to be all the rage these days. The annual PopSugar Reading Challenge is especially popular, which prompts you to read an impressive 40 books in a year. The list ranges widely, from ‘a book from a nonhuman perspective’ to ‘a book involving travel’. In theory, I love the idea of a reading challenge; […]

Why I’m Walking the Camino de Santiago (Starting Today)

Here’s hoping I will look more graceful on the camino. Photo: Sateless Suitcase Sooo I have some exciting news – I’m walking the Camino de Santiago! And I start today (gulp). Needless to say, I’m kind of terrified but excited for the long journey ahead. What is the Camino? The Camino de Santiago is a […]

Why is Cape Town So Awesome?

The second I got to Cape Town, I was obsessed. As I strolled around the city, breezing into wine bars and boutiques, my singular thought was I NEED TO MOVE HERE IMMEDIATELY. There’s so much to love about Cape Town. First off, it’s one of the most naturally beautiful cities in the world. Geographically, Cape Town […]

The Ultimate One Week Zanzibar Itinerary

My one-week trip to Zanzibar was nearly perfect. It ticked all the boxes: history and culture in Stone Town, relaxation in untouristy Jambiani Beach, and beautiful beaches and diving in Nungwi. It had a little bit of everything. Zanzibar was so much more than I expected – it was otherworldly. From the snaking, medina-like streets to […]

Jambiani Beach: Where to Find the Real, Untouristy Zanzibar

Before visiting Zanzibar, I read countless rants on TripAdvisor about the aggressive beach sellers. “The touts ruined my vacation,” users griped. “It was hard to relax when everyone was bothering me.” And it’s true – in popular towns like Kendwa or Nungwi, the beach touts are relentless. After a while, you start to feel like a […]

Lunch at The Rock Restaurant on Zanzibar

Normally I wouldn’t dedicate an entire post to a restaurant. (Okay wait, maybe that’s a lie.) But having lunch at the Rock Restaurant on Zanzibar was one of the most unique dining experiences I’ve ever had. For those who have been living under a rock (uh sorry, dad joke), the Rock is a tiny restaurant […]

Life in Uganda: Months 5&6

So I’ve decided to resume my monthly recaps! My recaps will cover the highs and lows of living in Uganda, as well as recap where I’m traveling and what I’m reading. I’ve also decided to change the title of this series as it’s looking like I won’t be moving to Kenya – so Life in […]

The Ultimate Guide to Traveling While Working Full-Time

It can be hard to travel when you work full-time. Especially if you’re American. After all, the United States is the world’s only advanced economy that does not require employers to provide paid vacation time. Thanks, (rampant, unchecked) capitalism. However it is still possible to travel with limited paid time off. During my first year of working full-time, […]