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 …

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 …

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 …

10 Lessons I Learned From Traveling

The most important part of my college experience was easily all of the traveling I was able to do. In 4 years, I participated in 3 study abroad programs, traveled to the London Olympics with the UF Marching Band, visited a friend in Europe over thanksgiving, went on an amazing …

The Terrifying Conundrum of Graduating College

I started preschool at only 18 months old and have been in school ever since. Now at 22 years of age, I am graduating college with my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Florida. While graduation is supposed to be a happy time where you look towards all the amazing …

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