Life, Money, Tips, Travel

Overcoming Your Biggest Travel Obstacles

There are several factors that may keep you from traveling despite that nagging feeling of wanting to be somewhere else. Life happens, responsibilities get in the way, and our bodies don’t always agree with us. Sometimes there’s just nothing we can do to avoid a halt in our dreams and plans. Some may say that… Continue reading Overcoming Your Biggest Travel Obstacles

Tips

Get the Best Bang for Your Buck: Best Flight Edition

In the travel world, a major concern is cheap airfare. Questions about finding the cheapest flights to a desired destination swirl in travelers' heads. How do I get the best price? What day is the best day to buy? What day is the best day to fly? Is a connecting flight worth it? You get… Continue reading Get the Best Bang for Your Buck: Best Flight Edition

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

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