For weeks I was telling my friends and teachers about my back to back trips to Greece, Italy, and Iceland. The reason I decided to skip school for two and a half weeks because I couldn’t miss out on the money from two work trips in one megatrip. You can imagine my disappointment when, twelve … More Stranded in Iceland
I got on the 9AM train out of Roma Termini train station. I thought my god I haven’t done this in a while. The hustle and bustle of commuters caught me off guard, but I found peace on the local train on the farthest freaking platform possible. That train was headed to Frascati. Frascati is … More A Normal Monday in Frascati
When we entered Italy, they scanned our whole body temperature with a thermal camera, and that’s how I knew were weren’t in Kansas (Greece) anymore. When I met the local guide in Florence she told me she wasn’t shaking hands, which wouldn’t have been so ominous if the famous square we met at wasn’t so … More Coronavirus and the Colosseum
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!