What To Know Before Booking Your Havasupai Campground Reservation

So you’ve seen photos of the exclusive and beautiful Havasu waterfalls and now you want to go? I highly recommend it, and I had only gone camping once and never backpacked properly before in my life. However, getting a reservation can be a bit more complicated than you expect. So as someone who did it…

What I’m Trying To Let Go Of In 2018

Every year for my birthday/New Years, I decide on a theme to ground me and return to through the year. This year’s theme is letting go. The hardest thing about being an adult is recognizing that you’ve grown ~out~ of people/things/habits/thoughts. It’s easy to assume that once you’ve learned self-love to an extent, everything else…

10 Things To Keep In Mind Before Going To Havana, Cuba

1. It’s a poor country, and there’s more to it than pretty, vintage cars and Caribbean drinks/beaches.  This could be a culture shock for some, especially when we have exoticized it with our social media posts. You should go if you can, but don’t assume it’ll be a purely relaxing trip. The poverty is something to…

Every Day Is A Choice. Choose Your Own Adventure.

A little over a year ago, I returned from a two-week solo trip in Portugal with an unwanted souvenir — panic attacks. I had my first after landing in NYC, at baggage claim in JFK, when a cop with a sniffer dog had to get me a paper bag for my hyperventilation. The second was…

7 Underrated Things You Must Do/See In Paris

Everyone has told me that Paris is always a good idea. There are the museums, the gardens, the churches, the history, the culture, the cafes/bakeries, the shopping and the walkable streets. There’s so much to do. But I was hesitant. Paris felt overrated when there are so many other European cities that might be better….

What It’s Really Like To Solo Travel In A Relationship

Vietnam was my seventh solo trip, but it was the first time I solo traveled while being in a relationship. It’s a different experience, because while I genuinely enjoy wandering through a foreign place alone, I now have someone I am thrilled to share my life and adventures with.  It’s easy for people to assume…

I Can’t Live Without Creating, But I Struggle To Create

I started this website as a way for me to have my own space for anything I wanted to write about. I hoped, by creating a place that was just mine, I would feel motivated to write and be creative. But I am realizing that I can have the space, the agency and the time,…