Writing from somewhere over the Middle East I’ve always loved flying. For some reason, the whole airport-hating, fear-of-turbulence gene must have skipped me, and I ended up as the kind of person who will gladly sign up for 40 hours of travel time and long-haul flights if it means a cool layover. There’s something amazing … Continue reading Screw the plan. The world has something better in mind.
Writing from 18.706° N, 98.982° E Surprise, surprise: I left the country again! For those I didn’t have a chance to catch up with while I was home in the US over the past six months, here’s the deal: My year of travel in Africa and Europe from September 2017 – September 2018 was incredibly … Continue reading By the way, I’m in Asia now.
Writing from 43.508° N, 16.440° E Okay, so I’ve been a little busy. Even though I got to Europe in mid-April (over four months ago), I haven’t written a single blog on what I’ve been up to travel-wise yet. (ICYMI: I did write two posts on what I do for a living and why I took … Continue reading 3 Thoughts for Every Country I Visited in Europe This Summer
Writing from 41.325° N, 19.457° E I’m sick of technology. *cue audible gasp from the crowd* — A millennial? Sick of technology?? Didn’t your generation emerge from the womb live streaming on Instagram? I need a break. For a while now, I’ve been continuing to burn out (some days more quickly than others), and I kept … Continue reading Why I’m Taking a 30 Day Break From Social Media
Writing from 43.856° N, 18.413° E It was recently brought to my attention that many of my friends and family have no idea what I’m doing with my life. To be fair, to a certain extent even I don’t know what I’m doing or where I’m going, but I’m guessing that’s pretty relatable for a … Continue reading Honesty vs. Positivity: An Explanation of What I Do For a Living
Writing from 21.825° S, 15.194° E Isn’t it great that our world is more connected than ever? In many ways, yes, but desperation for a break from everything is becoming more and more common. Especially for those whose lives and work involve a lot of time spent online, getting away from the world can be just … Continue reading Escaping the World in Beautiful Spitzkoppe, Namibia
Writing from 22.561° S, 17.066° E I’ll be honest, going into my overland tour through Namibia with Acacia Africa, I was feeling only one thing: preemptive exhaustion. I had been in Africa for over six months by this point, and I was very burned out by the everyday challenges that come with traveling through the continent. … Continue reading Namibia: The Land of Nothing and Everything
Writing from 18.856° S, 16.329° E Note: This post is chock-full of opinions. Please see your personal travel professional to make your own informed decisions (aka Google — she’s great, you’ll love her.) I am by no means a safari expert. There are people who spend countless vacations on long-term safaris and end up being … Continue reading All Safaris Are (Not) Created Equal
Writing from 24.628° S, 25.923° E Have you ever been so burned out that you retreated to your room and spent a whole day alone? What about five days? I am a social introvert. I love being around people (to a certain extent), but my way to recharge is absolutely alone time — without it, I … Continue reading I went to Botswana and did nothing. Here’s why.
Have you ever researched things to do before visiting a new place, only to find out that there really isn’t all that much to see? Okay, now imagine the polar opposite of that. Cape Town is incredible. The word “literally” is overused, but you could live in Cape Town for 10 years and literally never … Continue reading Cape Town: One Month in the Mother City