An Ode to McDonald’s

I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge the real MVP of my travels: McDonald’s. No, not because I like fast food or get excited about nuggets and a red-footed, red-haired clown. Let me take a second to explain. When I arrived in Berlin on a chilly, windy, wet April morning, I was running on…

Next stop: Germany (it only took a year)

Well here’s a pleasant pivot from my last post. My boyfriend Sam and I have happy news (usually this statement is followed by an engagement announcement or pregnancy reveal — not yet world, not yet). The news is……..we’re going to Germany! Since returning from Europe after graduation in 2015, and subsequently realizing I didn’t have the funds…

How I’ve felt after nearly a year without travel

So…. Last I wrote, I was headed off to Australia in April 2016. My post was about the adjustment to post-grad, full-time working life and missing the freedom to roam. In some ways, not much has changed since then. I’m still adjusting to being a real adult and to be honest, I don’t love it…

Melbourne: It’s pronounced “Melbin,” not “Melborn”

So, for my whole life, I’ve always pronounced Melbourne as Mel-born. Maybe it’s an American thing, or maybe I’ve just been uneducated on the subject for 22 years. After arriving in Melbourne though, I quickly learned that the city is pronounced Mel-bin. It really makes no sense to me, but I can’t say much about…

Hellooooooo from Bendigo!

Greetings from the other side of the world! Initial thoughts — it doesn’t feel like I’m on the other side of the world. Australia is so westernized that it feels like I’m in a U.S. city I’ve just never visited before but people talk funny and drive on the wrong side of the road. Oz…

I’m back…and I’m going to Australia!

Helllloooooo world. Long time no see…or write…or travel. The past few months have been crazy. I graduated, moved to a new apartment in northern Virginia, began work at a creative agency in Washington, D.C., and started dating the most wonderful guy in the world. For a thrill-seeking nomad like me, settling into a 9-to-5 (well,…

8 Ways to Experience Stockholm For Free

Stockholm, Sweden has never been known to be an affordable vacation spot. While it may not be the most expensive Scandinavian city, there are few European countries that can compete with Sweden’s prices. Luckily, from tours to galleries, Stockholm offers plenty of free things to fill up your itinerary. Free Tour Stockholm – As with…

How To See Oslo, Norway on a Budget

Oslo, the beautiful, historic capital of Norway, is known to be one of the most expensive cities in Europe. And not take-the-bus-instead-of-a-cab expensive, rather walk-everywhere-because-you-can’t-afford-transportation expensive. But not to worry — this doesn’t mean anyone on a budget can’t explore this Scandinavian tourist hub. There are plenty of ways to beat the high prices, if…