Life After Uganda: What I’m Doing Now

Last fall in Germany, a few weeks before doing the Camino Hey guys! I know it’s been a while since I updated you. I’ve been so quiet on social media that even some of my close friends have asked if I’m still in Uganda, ha. Here’s the situation. After living in Uganda for almost a […]

A Hygge-filled Weekend in Copenhagen

Before visiting last September, Denmark was a country I knew little about. Due to reading The Year of Living Danishly, I knew the Danes produce LEGOs and above-average pastries, and are supposedly the happiest people in the world. But that was about it. So when my friend Jen, whom I stayed with in London, suggested we fly […]

8 Wonderful Books to Read in 2018

As much as I love blogging about travel, I also enjoy writing about books. This is in large part due to you guys – whenever I write a post about books, you give the best recommendations. It’s how I’ve found a lot of my recent favorites (see: 97 Orchard and Born to Run.) So I wanted […]

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 […]