How Will Travel Change?

With the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic essentially shutting down the tourism industry, it’s hard not to reflect on our travel habits and consider how they might change in the future. Whether these changes come about by force (new rules and regulations by governments or travel companies) or by personal choice, I think we all need to… Continue reading How Will Travel Change?

Virtual Travel: Explore the Streets of Lisbon, Portugal

I put together this photo diary of Lisbon, Portugal for a little bit of “virtual travel” during this time when we’re stuck at home.  … Lisbon is a vibrant European city and an absolute visual delight. It’s one of those places where you’ll never want to put your camera down (although you should), because there… Continue reading Virtual Travel: Explore the Streets of Lisbon, Portugal

Foodie Obsession: Pastel de Nata in Portugal

Pastel de Nata is a foodie obsession. You MUST try one of these delicious tarts while traveling in Portugal. … Before heading to Portugal, I was obsessed with the idea of pastel de nata. Of course I didn’t really know what they tasted like, but I imagined I’d be eating them every single day while… Continue reading Foodie Obsession: Pastel de Nata in Portugal

The Truth About WHY I Travel

Photo by Maranatha Pizarras on Unsplash

A few years ago, when I was working at a resort in the state of Washington, a co-worker asked me: why do you want to travel so much? I went with the standard (and admittedly annoying) answer, “Why not?” I think a lot of us travelers throw that response at people because we get asked… Continue reading The Truth About WHY I Travel

Disposable Diaries // Washington & Wyoming

In 2012, I bought two disposable cameras. I wanted to take them with me on my travels as a fun way to document my trips. Instead, they sat in my closet, unused, for almost 3 years. I brought them with me when I moved to Washington, but only took a few photos. Then I brought… Continue reading Disposable Diaries // Washington & Wyoming

How I Afford to Travel: Seasonal Work

Today I want to talk about the other side of travel. Not the silly mishaps that make for great travel stories, but the reason I am able to travel in the first place: work. Travel costs money, and everyone has to work to get that money (unless you’re one of those mythical trust fund babies,… Continue reading How I Afford to Travel: Seasonal Work

26 Photos to Inspire You to Visit New Zealand

Almost exactly two years ago today, I hopped on a plane to the other side of the world. I spent a year in New Zealand on a working holiday visa, traveling all over the country and seeing as much as I could. A little over a year ago, I left New Zealand to return to… Continue reading 26 Photos to Inspire You to Visit New Zealand