Amsterdam is the very first city I ever visited overseas. And alone [see first blog post here]. Since I always felt like my time there wasn’t well spent, it seemed like the best place for me to go back to… alone… again. It really is a great place for solo travelers, but also first-timers to […]Read More Let’s do the ‘DAM city!
So, I get asked a lot how I’m able to travel like I do. It seems that people think I make a lot of money or have unlimited time off, but that’s not the case. Some of it is just fortunate circumstances, but it also has to do with a lot of budgeting, strategy, and […]Read More The [Not -so] Secret Tips to Traveling
Fes [or Fez] was the last stop on our adventure through the country. And honestly, I’d say that we saved the best for last. It’s small and the most traditional and conservative out of the three cities we visited. It was similar to Marrakech in the sense that there were a lot of markets to […]Read More Our FEStastic Finale
The title seemed fitting for this post for so many reasons. Or, maybe just two: Because this is a quote from the movie Casablanca, and Because I was asked this question a few times. Really, the question was asked for a reason. There’s not much to Casablanca since it is just another city. A city […]Read More “What in heaven’s name brought you to Casablanca?”
When you think of Morocco, what comes to mind? For me, it was desert, couscous, and colors. I wasn’t wrong, but that’s about all I knew before I booked a flight to Casablanca last Fall. Even though I found all of those things, I also found there’s so much more to this lovely, little country. […]Read More Marrakech – The Land of God… and Tourists
I have to admit. Sometimes, I forget Canada is another country, but because it in fact IS a country of it’s own, which means I got to check another off my list! Fifteen and counting! I wanted to do another international trip this year, but figured I’d be doing another solo trip. Vancouver kept popping […]Read More Vancouver, eh?
“I’m gonna tell you somethin’ that you all should know, Chicago is the best place I ever know…” – Jimmy Rodgers I’ve written about Chicago before, but I love this city so much it deserves as second [and better] post! Since I was joining “the 30 club” this year, I knew I could pretty easily […]Read More Three-Oh in Chicago
Okay, so the title isn't exactly pho-nominal [pun INtended], but it's true. Vietnam isn't too shabby. I mean, it's a little shabby. In the whole, like, super gritty, but really cool kind of way. And walking in the streets of Hanoi is like playing a game of real life Frogger. Except, you're the frog. And, […]Read More Vietnam? More like Viet-awesome!
Something I've always thought about doing since I started traveling a lot is traveling alone. Like, at least an actual full weekend by myself. I did a long layover in Amsterdam once [see first blog post], but other than that, I've always traveled solo only to meet friends at each destination. This year, I decided […]Read More Lobster Rolls and Life Lessons
A couple years ago, I was sitting at work on my birthday thinking about how I’d like to be anywhere else but here… Well, let’s be honest. I think that a lot, but birthdays are different. For me, at least, it’s a good excuse to do something! So, about this time last year, I was […]Read More Prost! A Toast to Europe and Birthday Trips