Since I took my first week-long trip to San Francisco with a friend when I was 19, I have always known that travel is not only life-changing, enriching and fun, but it’s also easier than most people think. My first international backpacking trip was in the summer of 2008, when I traveled through England, Ireland France and Switzerland, and really seeing the world would only make the urge for getting out of my comfort zone through travel harder to scratch. Which I’m perfectly OK with.
In my 27 years, I have visited 26 countries in North and South America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. I love sharing the stories of what I learned, loved, experienced and tasted in these places, as well as how to made it from Point A to Point B and how I stayed comfortable and sane on the road. From camping trips with friends to six-month solo Euro-trips to falling in love on the road, I’ve done it all. I’m also admittedly a huge dork about, planning, plotting studying and preparing for my trips (in some ways this is just as much fun for me as the actual travel). My goal is to inspire others and pass along what I’ve learned.
I’m working on developing my archive here, so please be patient, but let me know if there is anything I can address first! Follow the links below for specific stories, country or experience highlights and advice:
Country Specific Advice & Trips
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