Travel

Getting a Second Chance

Before every trip, I often find myself daydreaming about how it's going to pan out. The trips of my imagination are filled with laughter, crystal clear photography, and memories my boyfriend and I will cherish for the rest of our lives. This time, though, we began our journey and things started taking a turn for… Continue reading Getting a Second Chance

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

Europe

My Norwegian Cruise Line Experience

Tomorrow will be two weeks since I left for Venice, Italy to embark on a week-long cruise with my family. I've gone on two cruises before: once when I was about 5 years old and once when I was halfway through college. It's safe to say I don't have a wide range of knowledge when… Continue reading My Norwegian Cruise Line Experience

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