Exploring Things to Do Locally

I’ve written before about Groupon and how you can use it on the road, but I’d like to talk about what it allows you to do even when you’re staying at home, or being the most bad-ass weekend warrior possible. Yes, this is a sponsored post for Groupon, but I’m also a huge fan of … Continue reading Exploring Things to Do Locally

Big Berry, Slovenia: My First-Ever Glamping Experience

By the time I had arrived, it was almost one in the morning and I was exhausted from the journey. I had traveled through five countries that day by car, which, in Europe, is completely possible without even realizing how far you’ve gone. We arrived at someone’s house, and stepping out of the van, I … Continue reading Big Berry, Slovenia: My First-Ever Glamping Experience

Five Places Where I’ve Left My Heart- and Must Return

The more I travel, the more I perceive the world as vast, complex, intriguing, yet somehow closely woven . Over the past 11 years- since I began traveling- I’ve been to 22 countries and easily more than 250 cities. Some of these places were memorable, some gave me horror stories to tell for a lifetime, and … Continue reading Five Places Where I’ve Left My Heart- and Must Return

Buenos Aires: A Time of Struggle, Awakening, and Transformation

When I moved to Argentina, there was much I had to learn not only about the country and the Latin American region, but also myself. At the romantic, idealistic age of twenty-two, I bought my one-way ticket to Buenos Aires. I was prepared to volunteer teaching English, finish the novel I'd started the year before, become … Continue reading Buenos Aires: A Time of Struggle, Awakening, and Transformation

A Year in Spain: Anything is Possible

A few weeks after I returned from Southeast Asia, I went to a Travel Massive event in San Francisco. Heading on the train to my favorite city, I was in much need of a travel fix. I had spent the majority of my time after returning to the U.S. at my parents' house, scouring the internet for … Continue reading A Year in Spain: Anything is Possible

Bolivia’s Route 36: Not Your Average Bar

"La hoja de coca no es droga" was the slogan on t-shirts and posters everywhere when I was in Bolivia back in 2004.  "Coca leaf is not a drug."  Judging by the plethora of barrels and garbage-bags filled with the stuff everywhere in stores, on street sides, and the little green pieces stuck in locals' yellowing … Continue reading Bolivia’s Route 36: Not Your Average Bar