Stories

A collection of stories about my travels, tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way and people who’ve inspired me to keep writing and set off on this solo journey.

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What to Pack in a Carry On

What to Pack in a Carry On + a Free Checklist If anyone has ever flown before, you know the importance of carry ons. And if you haven’t traveled by plane before, don’t worry, this post will help you be better prepared when it comes to airport luggage. Okay so lets dive in! A carry…

Quotes to Travel by..

For this post, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite travel quotes. Traveling is a part of me, it makes me who I am. And whenever I’m feeling sad about not being in a foreign land, my secret pick-me up is to read inspiring travel quotes. So here we go, on another…

travel motel

Review: Airbnb

Fall Break is such a wonderful time. Even though it’s usually shorter than Spring Break, it’s much appreciated and you get to experience a new city or state in the magical season of Fall. Over my Fall Break, I took a quick trip to Chicago. I had never been before so I thought it would…

How to travel throughout the school year

As a junior in college, I know how hard it can be to balance school work, actual work, internships and personal life, all while wanting to see more of the world. In my three years of college thus far, I have managed to travel to California, Kansas, Minnesota, Chicago, Mexico and Italy. Personally, I would…

Private vs. Commercial Flying

The idea for this blog post came to me a while ago, I just didn’t know how to structure it–or even how to go about writing it. But, I think it’s important to share any and all tips I have come across through my travels, even though private flying is completely off the table for…

22 Places in 22 Years

To celebrate my 22 years of life on this beautiful planet, I thought I would take 22 of the places I’ve traveled and write one word that sums up how I would describe that place / trip / time / etc. **Since I’ve traveled to more than 22 places, I alphabetized my list and went…

black and white dirt road

My CRAZY Uber Experience

Guys. GUYS! Boy do I have a story for you! I already told some people about my recent Uber experience but, I still thought it would be interesting enough to put on my blog and for other solo travelers to use as references when dealing with transportation mishaps. So I was recently in Massachusetts for…

corn maze photography

A Girl and 21 Countries

Being from a small town, “travel” is a term either equated with beach resorts in Mexico or concerned looks that give me the impression they really want to say “wow, why would you want to go there?!” As someone who looks at travel as an enriching experience that literally changes your life, resorts don’t cut it…

Foreign Films with A Movie Lover’s Review

I am beyond thrilled to write this post today. Besides traveling, I would say my other love in life is movies. I try to go to the movie theaters at least once a month, and I usually need to see the hottest blockbusters on the Thursdays they come out. But I also love Netflix and…

20 Photos to Inspire your next Road Trip

I don’t think it’s a secret how fond I am of road trips. There’s something about the wide-open road (maybe it’s because I grew up in the country as opposed to the city, who knows) that leaves me feeling peaceful and relaxed. I can do solo trips, like the time I slept in my car…