Category: Assorted Thoughts

Welcome to my brain dump! These are all my posts that contain a mish-mash of topics and thoughts that didn’t really fit one category or another.

15 Amazing Gifts for Travel Loving Girls

Gift-giving is a true art form and it can be particularly tricky to shop for frequent travellers. I try to keep a running “wishlist” for when people ask what I want for the holidays, but I know many don’t. I have compiled some of my favorite gifts for travel lovers …

Top 10 Tips to Survive Overnight Flights

Overnight flights are one of the unfortunate realities of travel. These flights are called Redeye flights, aptly named for how bedraggled we look stepping off them. Overnight flights require the vast majority who can’t afford first class to find a way to sleep in an economy seat. The hardest part …

A New Year of Exploring

It has been a while since I posted and a lot has happened. As I start 2019, I want to look back at all the amazing things that happened in 2018 and look forward to some big plans I have for this coming year. I am finally settling into a …

4 Free Things to Do on the Big Island of Hawaii

When we started planning our Hawaii trip, my sister was constantly reminding me to not be shocked by the cost of everything. We may have found a great deal on our flights(read more here), but the rest of the trip could be pricey. I was sure that everything we did …

Top 5 Things To Do in London

So I am off to London today on an amazing 10 day trip with amazing friends and I realised this is the 9th time I have visited London! I first went back in 2012 with my college marching Band to perform during the olympics. Fun fact: we were the first …

10 Ways to Save Money on Travel

Wouldn’t it be nice to constantly find great deals on flights and hotels to make travel more affordable? While this isn’t always possible, I have learned a few tricks that have helped me travel a good amount without spending too much money. If I could fly first class and stay …

Five Reasons Solo Travel is NOT for Me

Everyone has that friend that seems able to traverse the world from country to country making new friends everywhere and then moving on as they please. I am not that person. I have done my share of solo adventuring but I have come to discover that I prefer traveling with …

A Definitive Ranking of England’s Grocery Stores

I grew in the Southern USA where shopping is a pleasure because you go to Publix for all your needs and wants.  Forsaking Publix with its weekly BOGOs, amazing Sub counter, and fresh-baked cookies in favor of discovering the world and living abroad still leaves me with cravings on a …

How I Afford to Travel

One of the questions people ask me when I mention my travels is “How did you afford all that?”. I have visited 20 countries and counting, did 3 study abroad programs in undergrad AND spent an entire year living in England for my master’s degree. Now, I definitely have debt …

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