The Americas

3 Life Lessons from a Weekend in Toronto

Even if no one’s coming, do not cross the street on a red light.  When you’re finished eating dinner at a restaurant, feel free to sit and chat as long as you’d like. Walk slowly through the streets and take in the sights. These are just a few of the things that I learned from… Continue reading 3 Life Lessons from a Weekend in Toronto

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Money, Tips

How to Save Enough Money to Travel Around the World

Every time I tell a friend or coworker I’m going off on another adventure, I get the same reaction: “Where do you get all this money from?!” Let me assure you, my family is not rich, nor am I. My parents do not pay for my trips. I don’t have a side hustle that earns… Continue reading How to Save Enough Money to Travel Around the World

Random thoughts, Southern charm, United States

Should You Visit A Place More Than Once?

I leave for a trip to a place I've never been, explore sights I've never seen, and meet people much different than I. I return home with fond memories of my experience, souvenirs with the location's name displayed in all its glory, and stories I will remember until my time on this earth runs out.… Continue reading Should You Visit A Place More Than Once?

One Degree, No Common Sense, Southern charm

One Degree, No Common Sense: Comfort Over Style

If there's one thing I learned from traveling, it's that my common sense is sometimes lacking. I've decided to start up a little segment so other people can learn from my mistakes. The first installment: comfort over style. I consider myself a very smart individual. I'm not a genius, but I certainly believe I'm above… Continue reading One Degree, No Common Sense: Comfort Over Style

Asia, Europe, Random thoughts, The Americas, Travel, United States

Knowing When To Buy Travel Insurance

While booking an almost two-week vacation to the United Kingdom for Christmas and New Year, I was asked if I wanted to spend almost $100 on travel insurance. They sure know how to make you feel like crap for not choosing it, too. No, I do not want to purchase insurance to cover my $1300… Continue reading Knowing When To Buy Travel Insurance

Random thoughts

Connect With Me!

Reading my blog is super cool, and I love every one of you for it, but you should check me out on Instagram and Facebook, too! I'm always posting photos and videos from various trips I've been on, as well as sharing links to other articles to provide tips, ideas, and more. You can find… Continue reading Connect With Me!

Midwest, Random thoughts

Vegas With Family vs Vegas With Friends

When I hear “Las Vegas,” my first thought is not “family vacation.” I’m sure most people’s first thought is not “family vacation.” Or their second. Or third. Or fourth. Or, honestly, on the list of thoughts at all. Vegas is an interesting place. It’s a city that is stuck in some sort of time warp.… Continue reading Vegas With Family vs Vegas With Friends

Random thoughts, Travel

Don’t Be A Travel Snob

We all know one whether you realize it or not. You’re telling a friend, a coworker or a family member about the trip you have planned for the summer. “I just booked my flight to London. It’s my first time out of the country, so I can't wait!” You notice the other person’s eyes light… Continue reading Don’t Be A Travel Snob

Northeast, Random thoughts, Travel

4 Reasons to Date Someone Just As Adventurous As You

For as long as I could remember, I dreamt of taking last-minute, spontaneous trips. The idea of picking somewhere on the map and disappearing for a bit was beyond appealing. The issue? I had no one to do that with. Sure, my friends can be pretty adventurous. They enjoy going on vacations and trips as… Continue reading 4 Reasons to Date Someone Just As Adventurous As You

Northeast, One Degree, No Common Sense

That Time I Decided to Ride a Bike Around Portland, ME

My general consensus? It wasn’t a wise choice. It had been over 10 years since I rode a bike. When I was a kid, my family frequently went bike riding in local parks when the weather was nice. Of course, I went along with them, but I never particularly enjoyed it. I completely chalk it… Continue reading That Time I Decided to Ride a Bike Around Portland, ME