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

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

Looking Back on 2017: On Being Home, NOT Traveling, & 2018

It’s the end of the year, which means all of us bloggers are publishing our “year in review” style posts. Recapping the previous year is a good way to take stock of milestones, accomplishments, and failures (real or perceived). For travel bloggers, it’s usually a way to list off all the cool places we’ve been.… Continue reading Looking Back on 2017: On Being Home, NOT Traveling, & 2018

Travel Announcement: Southern USA Roadtrip

I like to keep you guys updated with my travel plans as much as possible. I usually post about places weeks or months after I’ve visited, so it’s not often that you’re getting real-time stories here on the blog. Social media is the best way to see where I am at any given time. I’ve… Continue reading Travel Announcement: Southern USA Roadtrip

On Auckland: The City I Love to Hate

During my year in New Zealand, I visited Auckland quite a few times. It’s the usual entry and exit point for international travelers, since most have to go through the Auckland Airport. I spent a total of about 9 days in Auckland within the first month of my working holiday visa—and I absolutely hated it.… Continue reading On Auckland: The City I Love to Hate

17 Travel, Blog, and Personal Goals for 2017

I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions. There’s nothing wrong with doing so, but it just never made a whole lot of sense for me personally. I think part of that is because it’s so common for people to make very vague resolutions for the new year, like “being healthy” or “saving money”, and it… Continue reading 17 Travel, Blog, and Personal Goals for 2017