Travel Tips, Uncategorized

Should you stay in a hostel?

Ahhh sleep…that essential thing necessary for living. When you’re traveling, sleep is just as essential, though it’s often disrupted as a result of jet lag, noisy neighbors, red-eye flights or train rides, etc. When your comfy bed is miles away, you’ve got to opt for the next best thing. One source of relief can be found at a hostel. But what exactly is a hostel? And is it really safe there? Continue reading “Should you stay in a hostel?”

Getting Lost (Travel), Travel Tips, Uncategorized

How to: Pack for a Weekend Trip

The nice thing about traveling is that there is no set time limit – you can travel for a few years, months, weeks, days, or even just for one day. You can embark on an adventure and not know when you’ll finish. But knowing what to bring on your trip, however, can be quite a challenge. Packing for a one year round-the-world trip will require items that you most likely will not need for a three day weekend trip to NYC. So how do you decide what you really need to bring? Read on to see recommendations on what you should pack for a short weekend trip. Continue reading “How to: Pack for a Weekend Trip”

Getting Lost (Travel), Travel Tips, Uncategorized

How I Flew Home From NYC For $40

A common complaint people have against traveling is that they find it to be too expensive. Actually, I’ve found that many people only think traveling is extremely expensive, when really, they don’t realize that traveling can be quite affordable. Continue reading “How I Flew Home From NYC For $40”

Healthy Living, The Active Life, Travel Tips, Uncategorized

How to Travel and Exercise

You’ve done it before…more than once. You eye an ice cream shop while you’re walking the streets of a new town. You do some advance research and find numerous articles on the “10 best bakeries/donut shops/macaroon shops in ____.” These places all sound soooooo delicious. And why not try them all since you know you won’t have anything like them back home?? With this mindset (which I definitely share), how do you manage eating at all the fun cafes and restaurants while still trying to incorporate fitness into your travel routine? Not all hotels or hostels have gyms, so when you find yourself in a fitness-slump, here’s what to do… Continue reading “How to Travel and Exercise”

Getting Lost (Travel), Travel Tips

Travel Hungry: Knowing When to Say No

If you are like me, then you jump at the nearest mention of  traveling. From flyers in the mail from travel agencies or emails from your university to study abroad, you grasp any opportunity to pack your suitcase and go on the next adventure. But when do you say no to an opportunity that seems beyond perfect? How do you resist the urge to go everywhere you are offered? Continue reading “Travel Hungry: Knowing When to Say No”

Getting Lost (Travel), Travel Tips

Packing Tips for the Procrastinator

Anytime I bring my suitcase out of the closet, my mood immediately improves (even though I’m most likely already in a good mood before I find my suitcase). My tiny suitcase (which actually fits the size restrictions for a carry-on bag) has scuff marks and dirt on the fabric from being tossed around different airplanes, trekking through rain, and enduring dirt being splattered on it. Yet despite its physical lack of beauty, my suitcase represents the new journey about to begin, and the endless possibilities that await- because of course every time that suitcase comes out, that means I’m on my next adventure!

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