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…

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…

Old Books, New Dreams

We were sitting on the third step, unaware that one of the oldest churches in the world was towering right behind us, providing the perfect amount of shade. The Lisboa buildings across from us each radiated in the sunlight with different hues of blues and greens and purples, one of them patterned in tiles with…

5 Things You Can Do Right Now To Start Traveling Cheap

I’m truly shocked at how little people know about traveling cheap. Travel is definitely a privilege, yes, and you can’t have an enormous amount of obligations at home to do it longterm or often, sure, but you also do not need to be rich to travel. You just need to be smart. “But how do you…