24 Hours in Panama City, Panama!

Earlier this Fall, my work flew myself and my entire department to Panama for 48 hours. It was an absolute whirlwind trip — we spent one full day exploring as much as we could in 24 hours and the second day we were cooped up in meetings. Of course 24 hours can’t encompass all of […]

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Visiting the Floating Markets and Railway Market in Bangkok

One of the coolest things we did in Bangkok was actually one of the things we were most on the fence about — visiting the floating markets and railway markets of Bangkok. The Maeklong Railway Market and Damnoensaduak Floating Market are practically infamous on Pinterest and Instagram boards idealizing a visit to Southeast Asia. They […]

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Cinque Terre, Italy in a Day!

Let’s be clear… contrary to the title of this blog post I do not suggest doing Cinque Terre in a day. It’s the type of place that even if you had a full week there, you’d never want to go home. However, if you’re like me, and a day is all you have you are […]

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Tuktuk Tour of Lisbon, Portugal

On our first full day in Lisbon, mom and I decided to take a Tuk Tuk tour in order to get acclimated with our new surroundings. Tuk Tuks are EVERYWHERE when you get to Lisbon. I associate them so much with South East Asian countries like Thailand so it was kind of funny to see […]

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Travel Basics: How to travel Europe

Travel Basics: How to travel Europe You’re planning your first trip to Europe! You’re probably feeling VERY excited…. and maybe a little nervous about all the things you might be forgetting about. Have no fear! A first trip to Europe is a huge milestone. I’ve put together this very basic guide on what you need […]

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Italy Trip Itinerary: Rome & Positano Guide

Who doesn’t have Italy on their travel bucket list? Hand-made pasta, exquisite wine and cheese, pizza from the original land of pizza (!), history at every turn… not to mention the shopping — leather goods, shoes, handbags! — beaches, lakes, mountains. This little country has it all. My first trip to Italy is one that […]

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Working Holiday: Our Apartment in Noosa, Australia!

I just realized that I promised you photos of our apartment in Noosa a long long time ago! This isn’t going to be me most glamorous post but if anyone out there is curious as to what sort of options are out there for places to live on an Australian working holiday this may be […]

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5 Essentials I Never Travel Without (And 5 Bonus Items)

2 years: 6 countries, countless plane rides, hotel rooms, buses, trains, boats… it’s taken a while but I’ve finally got my packing essentials DOWN and they’re not changing anytime soon. Take my word for it, these are the the things you will never catch me traveling without.

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VIDEO: Backpacking Australia’s East Coast

Here it is! 10 months of backpacking the East Coast of Australia with Ultimate Oz and Loka Travel wrapped up into an 8 minute video. Lewis and I started our journey in Sydney, NSW and ended in Cairns, QLD and loved every second in between. If you’re considering doing a working holiday in Australia, DO […]

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