A Weekend in St. Petersburg

Back in the summer of 2014, I spent 6 weeks studying abroad in Russia and I have been enamoured by the country ever since. The history, the people, and the beautiful places captured my heart so I wanted to do a feature piece on the long weekend I spent in …

The Best Shoes for Travel

If someone made me choose between never buying new clothes for the rest of my life, or never shoe shopping again, I would immediately learn how sew my own clothes in order to not give up my love for shoes. One of my biggest issues when packing for a trip …

Best Things to Do in Amsterdam

As I sit here writing this post, I know how cliche it seems, but when I am preparing for a trip, I find posts like this to be the most helpful source of information and I hope this post can help those of you planning to visit Amsterdam! I have …

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 …

How To Always Look Cute While Traveling

Everyone has one friend that looks perfect in every single one of their travel photos. From their perfect makeup and hair to their adorable outfit, they are always instragram-ready. Achieving that effortlessly cute look requires a lot more planning than I imagined. Now, as a self-described basic white girl, I …

Backpack Review: Osprey Porter 46L

Note: This post contains affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. A traveler’s backpack is often one of their most prized possessions, and with good reason because a lot of work goes into picking out your backpack and making sure its just right for the kind of travel you are doing. This …

Pinterest: The Ultimate Travel Planning Tool

Every traveler has the one tool that they couldn’t plan trips without. For some, its an excel spreadsheet for their itinerary planning and for others its a trusty notebook, but for me it’s my Pinterest boards. From long term destination ideas to country-specific advice to packing lists, Pinterest has everything I …

Hidden Gems of Geneva, Switzerland

Before, during, and after my recent trip, as I listed the stops I had planned, people always stopped me at Geneva and asked why it was on the list. Well, as a proud Model United Nations nerd who spent four years of undergrad traveling the US and pretending to be …

Two Weeks Backpacking Europe: Packing your Backpack

Note: This post contains affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. Hi, my name is Debbie and I am an over-packer. If there were such a group as over-packers anonymous, I would definitely need to attend meetings, but alas there is not and I am forced to confront my overpacking problems on …

Backpacking Europe: Planning Your Trip

Greetings all! Tomorrow I will be setting off  with a friend on a two week trek to London, Amsterdam, Geneva, Barcelona and Paris as part of my Easter break from school and I am ecstatic about it! Now planning this trip was no simple task since we did everything from …

My Top Ten Travel Necessities

Every traveler has that list of items they either won’t leave home without or that they are waiting with baited breath until they can buy them said items. Whether its something that gives you the comfort of home, a method of entertainment on a long trip, or just comes in …

The Best Lightweight Luggage

Note: This post contains affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. Before my big move to Manchester from Florida back in September, I decided to invest in a good set of lightweight luggage. I decided that I preferred to take a lot of clothing and even bedding with me rather …

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