One day in Bangkok we were riding a tuk tuk and the driver pointed out that that was the famous Jay Fai restaurant on the street, and when I turned to look all I saw was a blue awning. The next day we decided to go visit Jay Fai so we got into a tuk … More Where in the World is Jay Fai?
The first thing we did after traveling for 30 hours to get to Thailand was take the water taxi. It was the equivalent of about 65 cents to get on, and the whole thing was a cultural experience. I will never not wince at a whistle ever again. We were able to view many of … More Starting Off With a Bang(kok)
That’s when you gain everything…. I decided to go on a mini vacation by myself to a few of my favorite places before Christmas. The itinerary was Copenhagen, Dublin, and London. I planned it for months, I knew what I was going to wear, where I was going to eat, and where I would shop. … More When You Lose “Everything”
Because it’s not all rainbows and butterflies… What it is really like to travel alone can be a touchy subject for some. The internet makes it seem so easy. There are gorgeous girls jetting off to foreign destinations every day on my newsfeed, and I wanted to be one of them. The only problem I … More What It’s Really Like to Travel Alone
As the sun dimmed on the train from Vancouver to Seattle, I caught my last glimpses of the islands and water directly next to me. Although the light was fading it was a perfect replica of the train setting from Girl on the Train because you can in fact see into people’s houses. Who knew? The … More “Cold” and “Rainy”
Canada is that kid you made fun of growing up that turned out to be a kind, cute, millionaire that you want to marry in your twenties. Although I started walking the wrong way out of the train station for multiple blocks when I first arrived, Vancouver treated me well. I checked into my hostel … More Oh Canadaaaaa
If you want inspiration for a sitcom, travel with me and my family. Growing up I had bright blonde locks and a spunky attitude and Lizzie McGuire was my favorite TV show. I desperately thought I looked like Hilary Duff so I watched even more religiously. The first thing my sister said to me when … More Oh no, the Bambino!
I have seen a windmill in Malmö. I have drunk a liter of beer in Berlin. I have made pierogies in Poznan. I have spent an afternoon in the thermal baths of Budapest. I have seen a classical music performance in Vienna. I have seen a puppet opera in Prague. I have eaten a Belgian … More “Studying” Abroad
What everyone knows Amsterdam famous is for is canals. What no one tells you is how many actual canals there are. If you aren’t going over 15 bridges per thirty minutes I fear you are doing it wrong. Not only are the canals absolutely beautiful, but they all resemble each other. This makes it extremely … More Not a Normal Coffee Run
I found myself on the train to Brussels city center wishing it would get lost. I was reminded of my parents, because in my panic where I can convince myself I am headed in the wrong direction, I hear their voices in my head asking if that would really be the worst thing. And it … More Brussels (sprouts)