How I Knew I Wanted to Travel Alone

My love for solo travel is not something I “just knew” about myself. It was not something inherently inside me that I always did, knew I would do, or dreamed of doing, it was actually a total accident. My break into the world of solo travel was not...

Gifts the Traveler in Your Life Actually Wants for $20 or Less

When you look up gift ideas for the traveler in your life you will likely stumble upon countless lists of expensive gifts like mirrorless cameras, GoPros, or instax polaroid printers, but you probably aren’t looking to buy someone a gift costing upwards of $100. Here I’ve compiled a list of 20 gifts under $20 for your adventurous secret Santa victim.

What You Need to Do in Nashville Besides Broadway

There’s more to Nashville than lower Broadway and honky tonks. Believe it or not I spent a week in Nashville and I spent the least amount of time on the trip on Broadway street. Nashville is an amazing city thriving with beautiful nature, talented musicians of all genres, incredible schools like Belmont and and Vanderbilt, and an eclectic food scene.

A Letter to the World from an American Traveler

When you leave for a trip abroad the last thing you want to do is immediately get into a heated discussion about the politics of the country you just left. Two of the huge reasons people travel are to open their mind to other cultures and other ways of life and to get a break from your normal daily routine. If Americans can agree on one thing right now after the results of the election, it is that nobody can agree on anything and

How To Have The Best Weekend Ever In New Orleans!

New Orleans, where American, French, African, and Spanish culture come together to make a city like nowhere else. The architecture, the food, and the atmosphere of New Orleans is inherently unique. After four visits to New Orleans in two years I have finally gathered together what you need to do to experience as much of the city as you can in one weekend visit.

Big Sur-Vival Guide

Are you gearing up for a road trip along the Big Sur coast? Maybe you’re going to visit San Francisco and have some extra time to kill but haven’t decided how to spend it yet, or perhaps you’ve seen someone’s stunning photos of the Big Sur, added it to your destination bucket list, but don’t actually know anything about it. I just drove along that beautiful coastline and to be completely honest...

Beck What The Heck Takes On the San Francisco Bay!

Come with me! Escape wherever you are to come along with me to San Francisco for the weekend! I bet you're thinking, "How the heck am I supposed to go with Beck What The Heck to San Francisco when I'm stuck at home and gotta be at work first thing in the morning?!" Well, fear not my friends! I was in the Golden City last weekend and I'm taking you with me on a visual tour! 

(Not) Hiking Volcan Baru

I stepped off of a yellow school bus into the city center of Boquete and looked around at the new atmosphere. Very different from the hot islands of Bocas Del Toro I had come from, I was in 60-degree weather with mountains in sight. As I stepped off my bus I caught a glimpse of Hostel Mamallena right in front of me which is where I was headed to ask about their shuttle and sign up to do the overnight hike up Volcan Baru.