The Local Village Tour of Isla Grande

Local Village Tour of Isla Grande

It’s not a secret that Colombia is still a bit third world. Though the economy is getting better after the infamous drug problems of the 1990’s, the country is still in a subpar state. In big cities like Cartagena, economic troubles are well hidden behind clean employee uniforms, high rise hotels, and pricey tourist restaurants. Read More…

Spirit Airlines: Flying on a Budget

I read a hotel review recently about how at a certain upscale hotel, you wouldn’t see backpackers. It was then I realized that budget traveling has a negative connotation. I may travel only with a backpack, but I don’t let money slow me down if there’s something I want to do! I ended up staying Read More…

13 Reasons to Visit Andalucia, Spain

If I told you right now you could have a free trip to Spain, where would you go? Madrid is the famous capital, an international city. Barcelona is an artist’s dream with Antoni Gaudi’s unique and impressive architecture. Ibiza is a bachelor’s paradise where the party never stops. Would Andalucia be on your list? Andalucia, one Read More…

How I Ended Up Adopting a Spanish Cat

How I Ended Up Adopting a Spanish Cat

If you’ve ever been on a vacation or lived abroad and dreamed about bringing your pet or taking home a stray animal you find there, this post is for you. I had no intention of adopting a Spanish cat when I moved to Spain, but a sweet little boy found me and waited at my door Read More…

7 Ways You Will Annoy or Insult Someone in Italy

Italians are a fiery race at the best of times. The people of this Mediterranean nation have several customs which are different to those of their European neighbours. It’s these sorts of social manners which can cause offence if not adhered to. Today, we’re going to run through seven ways you will annoy or insult Read More…

Cave Tours in Granada, Spain

When I first saw cave tours in Granada, I thought it was going to be a walking tour of dirt caves where people hike with lights on their heads and carry pick axes. Okay, I guess that’s not quite feasible for a daily cave tour in a big city, but it’s what first came to Read More…

Traveling Out of Your Comfort Zone

There’s one thing I’ve learned in my travels: the more I travel, the more I want to step out of my comfort zone. As a beginning traveler, I followed the tourists, stayed at the all-inclusive resorts, went on the guided tours, and ate the foods most similar to home. As I throw myself into other countries Read More…

Product Review: NeatPack Backpack

Every traveler needs a good backpack for hikes, weekend trips, or plane travel. Backpacks are easy to carry, well-balanced, and have lots of storage compartments to separate all your belongings. It’s hard to find the perfect backpack, but I never stop trying. The NeatPack backpack comes close to being perfect. It’s the lightest backpack I’ve Read More…

The Truth About Quitting Your Job to Travel the World

  A few years ago, on my 30th birthday, I walked out of my corporate job, booked a one way ticket to Spain, and didn’t look back….at least for 8 months. When my year of teaching English in Spain was over, I promised my boyfriend and my parents that I would return home, that my Read More…

6 Airline Travel Hacks to Save Money

In 2014, I booked a one way ticket to Spain. From there, I traveled all over Europe every weekend for eight months. When I moved back to the United States, I managed to keep the travel dream alive by traveling to places like San Francisco, Niagara Falls, and Disney World. One thing I found to be Read More…