How to Pack for Multiple Climates in a Backpack

How to Pack for Multiple Climates in a Backpack

On Saturday I leave for Egypt. After two weeks on the Nile and Lake Nasser, I will flight to London to spend five days in Europe. The climate will be drastically different from the warm winter temperatures of Egypt to the frigid, below freezing temperatures of the Continent. I'm going to show you all how to [...]

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The Most Perfectly Imperfect Saturday Ever

The Most Perfectly Imperfect Saturday Ever

I went to Washington DC to see the sights and see a few friends. Instead, I went to Washington and saw friends and a few sights. It was perfectly imperfect. It all started when my good buddy Niki and I met at the National Mall. She and I planned to tackle as many museums and [...]

6 Cities in Europe You May Not Think About

6 Cities in Europe You May Not Think About

Rotterdam, Holland Why it's great: Skyscrapers and boat taxis When you should go: Spring. Warm weather. What you should do: Rotterdam as a ton of museums some of which focus on German occupation during WWII. Also, The Euromast Belfast, Northern Ireland Why it's great: So. Much. History. When you should go: How about do NOT go in July and August. Things [...]

Official Response to Kristin Newman Quote

Official Response to Kristin Newman Quote

I love that I am but one of millions of single girls hitting the road by themselves these days. A hateful little ex- boyfriend once said that a house full of cats used to be the sign of a terminally single woman, but now it’s a house full of souvenirs acquired on foreign adventures. He [...]

The Times I Fell in Norway

The Times I Fell in Norway

I posted this gem on Instagram earlier today. http://instagram.com/p/wWwoTFKjtV/?modal=true It's another picture of me on the ground after having busted my butt in Norway. I decided to tell the stories of me falling in Norway. You know, to further embarrass myself with written and forever online proof of just HOW clumsy I actually am. Today [...]

A Traveler’s Thank You Note

A Traveler’s Thank You Note

With Thanksgiving tomorrow, I thought I would write a thank you note from the perspective of a traveler to the things that make these experiences possible. Dear Mom and Dad, Technology, Reader, and God, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for being so awesome. You are all awesome for very different [...]

11 Things a Traveler Does while Not on the Road

11 Things a Traveler Does while Not on the Road

1: Constantly check SkyScanner for the cheapest flights to the destination of their choice Currently on SkyScanner, I could fly from Newark Airport to Dublin, Ireland for $513 in December...... 2: Keep the Weather App loaded with places all over the world Always dreaming of better weather 3: Have your Passport in your wallet at all [...]

I Lived.

I Lived.

Well, it's here!! One year living in Dublin, Ireland and traveling around Europe and Israel caught on video. I finished the editing and every clip is only two seconds long. Apologies in advance because, well, I am not a videographer. Haha! You'll see what I mean. But this video is very personal with close friends [...]

Favorite Places to Visit in Ireland

Favorite Places to Visit in Ireland

This is a list of my favorite places to visit in Ireland. Some of the places are entire counties while others are towns. The list is my own personal opinion, and I know I'll step on a few toes by placing some towns in the order I have. But, this is my opinion and I [...]

5 Places I Long to Visit Again

5 Places I Long to Visit Again

People are always asking me, “Which place has been your favorite?” But I have no way to answer that!! Every place is my favorite for different reasons. Of course, I do have places that I want to go to again (and again and again)! That’s usually the list I try to give people. Mrs Ayla's [...]