Getting Lost (Travel), Travel Tips, Uncategorized

Tidy Up Your Travel Life: Marie Kondo Style

Marie Kondo’s magic art of tidying up seems to be all the rage over the past few weeks, thanks to her new Netflix show, ‘Tidying Up With Marie Kondo.’ A few years ago, I put her book, ‘The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing’ on my reading list, but never got around to reading it (it’s still on the list though!). When I found out the other week that she had a Netflix show, I had to watch. I’ve only seen a few episodes, but already I’ve been inspired to reorganize and donate my extra belongings. Continue reading “Tidy Up Your Travel Life: Marie Kondo Style”

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Getting Lost (Travel), Travel Tips, Uncategorized

How Mindful Travel Can Save Your Travel Experience

Do you find yourself distracted while traveling? Not able to remember much of what occurred. Becoming desensitized to traveling? Read this to help save your travel experience. Continue reading “How Mindful Travel Can Save Your Travel Experience”

Getting Lost (Travel), Travel Tips, Uncategorized

Volunteer Traveling: How bucket showers, tarantulas, and poverty changed my views of the world

Thinking about traveling internationally to volunteer? Read more about the journey that is volunteering abroad – the positive and the negative… Continue reading “Volunteer Traveling: How bucket showers, tarantulas, and poverty changed my views of the world”

Getting Lost (Travel), Travel News, Travel Tips, Uncategorized

Travel News: How to Photograph People When You Travel (Without Being Disrespectful)

I recently read this article on photographing people while traveling that I think is extremely relevant in today’s photo-and-social-media-obsessed world. We’re getting used to taking pictures anywhere, and even when being sensitive to the privacy concerns, it’s hard not to get other people in your photos when you’re at popular tourist sites like the Eiffel Tower or Taj Mahal. But when you’re traveling and come across a person/persons that you’d love to capture an image of, what’s the most respectful way to proceed? Continue reading “Travel News: How to Photograph People When You Travel (Without Being Disrespectful)”

Getting Lost (Travel), Travel News, Travel Tips

What It’s Really Like to Be A Travel Writer

I like to travel. I like to write. So why not combine the two into a job title: travel writer? Let’s just say, it’s easier said than done. Take it from a professional… Continue reading “What It’s Really Like to Be A Travel Writer”

Asia, Getting Lost (Travel), Travel Tips

What to Pack for Backpacking in India

Ahh packing – pretty much my favorite thing to do (insert sarcasm). I’m always super jealous of the travelers I meet who love packing, or who can properly pack within a few hours. For me, packing isn’t necessarily hard, it’s the decision-making process that haunts me (and often amounts to me questioning just how much clothing to bring). I created a list for my two-month backpacking trip to India, but after two-months, here’s what I really needed, and what you may find you need to pack. Continue reading “What to Pack for Backpacking in India”

Getting Lost (Travel), Travel Tips, Uncategorized

Why You Should Travel With Friends

When it comes to traveling, there are pretty much only two options – traveling solo, or traveling with friends. Though there are definitely great benefits to both, some people naturally fit better in one of the two categories. I recently saw the amazing opportunities that solo traveling brings when I was in Costa Rica for the month of January (I’ll be detailing more of what it’s like to solo travel in a following post!), but I’ll always be up for a group trip with friends. Keep reading to find out why YOU should go traveling with your friends… Continue reading “Why You Should Travel With Friends”

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”