One Year Later — How Are You Doing?

I’m not quite sure how to start this. it’s been a while — and by a while, I mean a year. Honestly, I’ve been putting off writing this post. I wanted to write something eloquent and touching, to summarize COVID and BLM and what it’s like to live through these times. But every time I […]

Travel and Blogging Recap: December 2019 – February 2020

Hey everyone. In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, it almost feels silly to update you with what’s going on in my life. I’ll try to keep this light. I hope you are staying safe, healthy, and sane in these difficult times. Sorry I haven’t written a recap since, oh, December. Grad school has been intense […]

What Living as an Expat in Turkey is Really Like

Hey everyone! Today, for my Living Abroad series, I’m chatting with Zee, a Zambian college student who has lived in Adana, Turkey, for more than three years. As an African expat, she has a ton of interesting insights to share, from how underrated Turkish brunch to why Turkey-based expats should consider living in cities. The pros and […]

What Living as an Expat in Strasbourg is Really Like

Today, for my Living Abroad series, I’m chatting with Claire, an American freelance writer who lives in beautiful Strasbourg, France (a city I visited when I worked as an au pair!). Here, Claire shares the reasons she loves living in Strasbourg so much, including the romantic architecture and laid-back pace of life. She also shares the best […]

17 Reasons to Consider RVing Full-time in Europe

Hey guys! Today we have a Q&A with Jade from Digital Nomad Design about what RVing in Europe is like. Jade has lived out of an RV for two years, traveling all around Europe. I hope you enjoy! Table of Contents Jade’s background and why she chose to RV in Europe: Hi, my name is […]

What Living as an Expat in New Zealand is Really Like

Hey guys! Welcome to Living Abroad, a series that shows you what expat life is like in cities around the world. Next up: Erica, an American living in Wanaka, New Zealand. Here, Erica shares what it’s really like to live in New Zealand, from having access to jaw-dropping natural beauty to how New Zealand compares to […]

Where to Travel in 2020 According to your Enneagram Type

I don’t know about you, but I’m obsessed with the Enneagram, a personality test that pinpoints your deepest desires and fears. But what makes the Enneagram different from other personality tests? Personally, I love the Enneagram because it’s so accurate. Honestly, my results were kind of scary; it’s shocking how much a 15-minute test can […]

What Living as an Expat in Chiang Mai, Thailand is Really Like

Hey guys! Welcome to Living Abroad, a series that shows you what expat life is like in cities around the world. Our latest interview is with Alana, an American entrepreneur, writer, and blogger who has spent the last nine years living in Chiang Mai. Here, she shares what it’s really like to live in Chiang Mai […]

How to Make the Most of 4 Days in Tokyo: Detailed 4-Day Itinerary

Looking for the best way to spend 4 days in Tokyo? You’re in the right place. Here’s my detailed four-day Tokyo itinerary which included suggestions on what to see, the best neighborhoods, and what to do at night. I hope you enjoy! In my opinion, Tokyo is one of the coolest cities in the world. […]

Why Ditching My Dream Camera Made Me Love Photography Again

I’ve loved photography since the age of 12 when after much cajoling, my parents gave me a point and shoot camera. Throughout middle and high school, I practiced photography consistently, asking anyone and everyone to model for me. Right from the start, I adored it. As I advanced, I graduated to increasingly sophisticated cameras: a […]

15 Essential Tips for Your First Trip to Japan

Planning a trip to Japan can be a doozy; it’s an organized, rule-following country that requires a lot of planning. Booking things in advance goes a long way in Japan — it’s one place I don’t recommend winging it. Japan also has lots of cultural quirks that you should be aware of. For example, did […]

Travel and Blogging Recap: November 2019

Hey guys! I’ve decided to bring back my monthly recaps. Blogging these days feels so… strategic, so I wanted to have a place where I could casually share my travel plans, book recommendations, and life updates. I’m also going to start sharing traffic and income reports. Thanks for reading! Hey everyone! I hope you had a […]

What Living as an Expat in Fiji is Really Like

Welcome back to Living Abroad, a series that shows you what it’s like to live as an expat in cities around the world. Today, we’re chatting with Chantae, an American travel writer and expat living in Fiji. Here, Chantae speaks honestly about the pros and cons of living in Suva, Fiji’s capital — from the insane […]