When traveling abroad, I try to avoid any chain restaurants, especially American restaurants. The last thing I want to do is go all the way to a new country, and only eat foods I can easily have in my own country. And in my opinion, tasting new foods is one of the best ways to experience a culture! However, there do come times when you realize you’ve only got small change and there are no ATMs in sight, or you crave some sugary, terrible-for-you fast food from home. In times like these, you cave and enter the nearest Dunkin’ Donuts/ Burger King/ McDonalds. Here’s what you’re missing (or not missing), at several of these places in India… Continue reading “Trying American restaurants in India “
The City of Lakes, Udaipur, is located in the Indian state of Rajasthan. This beautifully colorful city will leave you inspired by the quaint little roads and unique buildings. Continue reading “10 Pictures to Inspire You to Visit Udaipur, India “
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”
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”
Thought I forgot about my Key West Florida: Part Two post? Well, I didn’t…but it did take me way longer than expected to move this post from draft to published (excuse me while I cringe at how long it took me to post this)! So, here it goes: I hope you all got a glimpse of the beauty and excitement of Key West in my Colorful Livin’ in Key West Florida: Part One. There is so much information that I could pack into these posts about Key West…but I don’t want to spoil all the excitement for you! Continue reading “Colorful Livin’ in Key West Florida: Part Two”
Parrots squawking while perched on the shoulders of a local. The sweet smell of smooth Key Lime pie evident around every corner. The bright, vivid colors of the hammocks and stores and pubs that line the streets. The sensational feeling on your shoulders from the warm breeze blowing off the Gulf Coast…or is that the Atlantic Ocean? You slowly take in all the excitement that is Key West, Florida. Located on the southernmost tip of the United States and 90 miles from Cuba, this island is conveniently surrounded by both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading “Colorful Livin’ in Key West Florida: Part One”
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!