I recently spent 5 days in New York City visiting two dear friends. Here are some suggestions for what to do + where to eat (bonus: SO MUCH gluten free goodness) + a plethora of photos from around the city.
Here's a breakdown of how I've earned nearly $2k in free travel.
I recently spent a week in the fairytale that is Norway, land of fjords and mountains and all that is beautiful in the world. Here's a breakdown of my $1500 budget: from flights, to transportation, to food, to everything else.
I went to Norway for a week, exploring Åndalsnes, Geiranger, and Ålesund. Here are my thoughts, photos, suggestions, and encouragements for you take your own trip to Norway.
If you can have a city-version of the love of your love, then London is mine. I studied for a semester in that delightfully-dreary city and have been madly in love with the place since. Try as I might, I’ve not found a legal way to make London my dwelling place, though I’m currently accepting applications for a British beau. But if I can’t have a permanent London address, I can settle for an annual pilgrimage across the pond to the city that holds my heart. Here are my recommendations for planning your own trip to London.
An American flag hangs over a painting in their modest apartment. They’ve been in America only a few months now. She knows a bit of English, and I know zero Arabic or Kurdish, so we do our best to communicate with hand gestures and Google translate. She’s taking an English class and shows me a notebook of the words she’s learning. She tells me the Kurdish word for flower. And then she tells me that I am a flower. She’s a wife, a mom, a woman just like me.
Flights can be the most expensive part of a trip. Here are 4 tools to help you find the best flight deal.
Did you know you can earn miles without purchasing a boarding pass? 'Tis true. Here are 7 ways to earn airline miles.
If you travel a lot, or wish you traveled a lot, or even just wished you traveled at all, you need a travel credit card.
Depressing songs for a depressingly rainy (but perfect) stroll through London's streets.
I like dreamers. They are not realistic in the least, and it is the most endearing thing. This is an ode to the dreamer.
I'm borderline obsessed (but in a still socially acceptable way) with this album.
To the one who is grieving, you are not alone.
Some reflections, photos, and suggestions on things to do and see from a long weekend in Los Angeles.
This is a collection of my wanders in New Orleans—thoughts, photos, and a few suggestions of places I enjoyed during my stay.
What is that one memory you return to that serves as a refuge from our current worries? Mine is a Monday in Barcelona and a blue sky you could feel.
4 tips for how to save money while at your destination.
5 tips to help you plan your trip on a post-grad budget.
I went to New Zealand hopeful for peace during what had been a rough few months for me, but maybe peace was never meant to be searched for.
Photos from my 9 days of travel through New Zealand's south island.
I was once asked, "Why London?" Why do I love this city so much?
My entire life has been a routine, a resolute avoidance of change. I literally ate a peanut butter sandwich EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. from kindergarten to senior year of high school. I only wish this was an exaggeration. (My friends can vouch for this.)
My consistency is dull. What kind of stories does routine breed? “Get this, I ate a peanut butter sandwich every Monday through Friday for lunch for 18 years of my life. Neat, right?!”
This is why I travel: to break the consistency, the mundane routine that I’m so apt to settle into.
Once, I cared not for One Direction. And then everything changed.
Studying abroad in London will be the best (or second-best) decision you’ll ever make in your college career. Here’s 17 reasons why.