The 19 Best Things About Traveling in Canada

Last summer, I discovered that traveling in Canada is a dream. The scenery is gorgeous, the locals are over-the-top friendly, and many parts of the country are practically deserted. What’s not to love? Here’s the backstory of how I fell in love with Canada: last July, my friend Jessica and I drove from Calgary, Canada, […]

What Living as an Expat in Japan 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 Rika, a Canadian English teacher who just spent three years living in Japan. Here, Rika discusses the pros and cons of living in Japan, from the delicious food to […]

The Ultimate Guide to Hiking Hadrian’s Wall

So you’re thinking of hiking Hadrian’s Wall? That’s awesome. Hadrian’s Wall is not only an important part of Anglo-Roman history, but it’s also a wonderful walk that crosses some of England’s most beautiful countryside. And yes, it did inspire The Wall in Game of Thrones. Hadrian’s Wall Path is a dream for history buffs. Only […]

How to Make Friends When You Move to a New City

In this post, I’m going to share my best tips for making friends in a new city. In the past ten years, I’ve moved seven times. Somehow, I’ve somehow managed to make friends wherever I’ve lived. Not only that, but it’s gotten easier each time. The truth is, I’m not the most outgoing or charming […]

15 Fantastic Books About France to Add to Your Shelf

As most of my readers know, I’m both an avid reader and francophile. So I suppose it’s only natural that I’ve read a truckload of books about France. So here it is: the best books about France I’ve ever read, including fiction, non-fiction, and memoirs. Note- all of these books take place in France. While […]

13 Unique Things to Do in Tbilisi: A Tbilisi Travel Guide

Last year, I fell head-over-heels in love with Tbilisi, Georgia. Though I would’ve had trouble pointing it out on a map, I immediately felt drawn to Tbilisi’s vibe: bohemian, colorful, and wine-obsessed. Some media outlets are saying that Tbilisi is one of the most exciting cities in the world. All I know is if you […]

Travel and Blogging Recap: September 2019

Updated: October 15, 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 casuaully 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! […]

17 Super-Fun Ways to Spend a Rainy Day in Paris

In Paris, a rainy day is nothing unusual, especially in fall or winter. Yes, a rainy day can be a bummer if you have a picnic planned. But honestly, Paris can be lovely in the rain. Take it from me – I lived in Paris for a year, so I know very well what to […]

10 Ways That Living Abroad Permanently Changed Me

In the past ten years, I’ve lived abroad in three countries: Argentina, France, and most, recently, Uganda. As a result, I’ve learned that moving to another country will change you, in ways big and small. From what you to eat to how you see the world… and possibly even your accent. Here’s how living abroad […]

My Super-Detailed Hadrian’s Wall Packing List for Women

In May 2018, I spent six days walking the Hadrian’s Wall Path, an 84-mile trail that stretches across Northern England. The path follows Hadrian’s Wall, a 2,000-year-old Roman wall built by the emperor Hadrian. I absolutely loved my experience walking Hadrian’s Wall, and wanted to share my packing list as I haven’t found a Hadrian’s […]