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 survive the planning stage of a trip without. For some, its an excel spreadsheet 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 …

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 …

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 Can Afford to Travel

One question I always get when I tell people of the places I have been is “how on earth did you afford that?” which is a pretty fair question. At almost 23 years old I have visited a total of 13 countries(some multiple times) and I am currently living abroad …

A Start to the New Year

At the start of each year, it is customary to set goals for the coming months. This year, I have decided to make a more concerted effort to blog regularly about anything and everything that is going on in the world in general as well as in my life. Last …

Great Ways to Earn Money from Anywhere

If there is one thing I have learned since I got my first job at 18, its that you could always use a little extra money, especially around the first of the month when it seems like every bill is due. This past year, I did a lot of research …

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