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Budget Breakdown: Iceland’s Ring Road Edition

Budget Breakdown: Iceland’s Ring Road Edition

This post contains affiliate links.  Ahhh, Iceland, the Land of Fire and Ice, or what I like to call, the Land that Nearly Makes Everyone Broke. Yes, the rumors are true, Iceland is expensive. Since my trip in November, I’ve learned a few tips and […]

Wedding ring debate: Is it safe to wear your engagement ring while traveling?

Wedding ring debate: Is it safe to wear your engagement ring while traveling?

Saying “I do,” suddenly doesn’t seem so scary anymore once you get engaged. You did it, you found the one you’re going to spend the rest of your life with — GO YOU! What suddenly becomes a part of daily reality is when it’s appropriate […]

24, a year to focus on goals and dreams

24, a year to focus on goals and dreams

Alas, I’m 24. Still not old enough to receive car rental discounts or to hold political office, but I’m another year older, nonetheless. Birthday week (well, now it’s starting to feel more like birthday month, ha!) is coming to a close. The fireworks were just […]

Remembering Puerto Rico with sandy book pages

Remembering Puerto Rico with sandy book pages

The pages still smelled of salty, humid air as I flipped the pages. I triple checked that all the page corners were straight and not dog-eared. I ran my fingers once more down the battered spine and traced the letters of the title, “The Savage Garden.” […]

No hablas espanol? Go to those countries anyway

No hablas espanol? Go to those countries anyway

Me gusta tu gato! De donde al bano? Buenos noches! That’s about the extent of my Spanish speaking skills. I know how to utter complete nonsense and also know a few necessary phrases. To be honest, the last one is a toss-up for me. I’m […]

Travel bucket list for 2017

Travel bucket list for 2017

Six months ago, to the day, I held a glass of champagne in my hand as I cheered as 2016 ended. That day signified a huge change in my life.  Months earlier I had quit my job and decided to pursue a new way of […]

Review: Iceland’s outdoor oasis the Hrísmóar Cabin

Review: Iceland’s outdoor oasis the Hrísmóar Cabin

This post is sponsored by the owners of the Hrísmóar Cabin. This post also contains affiliate links.  After being awake for 36 hours, I was in desperate need of an oasis on my Iceland road trip. I had embarked from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and arrived in […]

Why I remain unplugged on vacation

Why I remain unplugged on vacation

We live through screens. We’re constantly regurgitating content on our smartphones, laptops, and devices from the moment we wake up to the moment we fall asleep. I’m very guilty of this since I lead a digital nomad lifestyle. I never unplug from my technological devices […]

Iceland’s Silfra fissure snorkeling review

Iceland’s Silfra fissure snorkeling review

A dozen expletives flew out of my mouth the first time I touched the water in the Silfra fissure. And, no, that wouldn’t be the last time profanity would be said through clenched teeth on this snorkeling tour. Ironically, though, the profanity was sometimes the […]

Why I quit my full-time job to travel full-time

Why I quit my full-time job to travel full-time

I quit my full-time job on a Tuesday morning. The reality that I needed to quit my soul-sucking job didn’t hit me until 3 a.m. I was in a zombie state of mind. My eyes burned from being up for days and my body ached […]

Stocking stuffer ideas for travel enthusiasts

Stocking stuffer ideas for travel enthusiasts

This post contains affiliate links. The first snowfall happened in Minnesota, which means I’m in a full holiday planning mode! My apartment is fully decked out in cranberries and pinecones for the winter months. I’m also racking my brain on what to purchase family and […]

Stop shaming female solo travelers

Stop shaming female solo travelers

My biggest pet peeve is people who say we don’t need feminism. Want to know my second biggest pet peeve? Shaming women travelers. Before I go into my educational tirade, let me tell you a story. At the time, I was a young, spry 21-year-old […]

Packing crisis! Not everything fits and I’m about to miss my flight

Packing crisis! Not everything fits and I’m about to miss my flight

I looked like a clown wearing a poncho. All that was missing from my ensemble was an oversized-sombrero and the red, clown shoes. What was even more ridiculous was that many of the articles of “clothing” I was wearing, wasn’t clothing at all. On my […]

Why #MeToo matters for travelers

Why #MeToo matters for travelers

Me too. Those are the words that blazed the internet for the past couple of days. Now you’re wondering, why does this matters to travelers? Why am I reading about this on Quirky Globetrotter? Because, statistically speaking, you can probably also say #MeToo. One in five […]