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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 […]

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 […]

Biggest mistake people make at Yellowstone National Park

Biggest mistake people make at Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone is the United States oldest national park and one of the most well known. The park is often times overrun with tourists and it may always seem like there’s no way for you to compete. Every one is cramming into small spaces and trying to […]

Gifts for travel enthusiasts

Gifts for travel enthusiasts

This post contains affiliate links. Whether you’re in the middle of wedding season or two weeks from Christmas, this gift guide for travel enthusiasts will be your lifesaver! I pride myself on being able to buy thoughtful and meaningful gifts for family and friends. So […]

How to island hop in Puerto Rico

How to island hop in Puerto Rico

This post contains affiliate links. Island hopping in the Caribbean is one of the best relaxing vacations. Enjoying day after day lounging on the beach, now that’s paradise. The best part about island hopping is experiencing new beaches and exploring new areas, yet you still […]

Tips on surviving a flight with Spirit Airlines

Tips on surviving a flight with Spirit Airlines

If there’s one thing travelers can agree upon, it’s that budget airlines skimp on the luxuries. For instance, many times snacks and meals cost extra and even baggage fees. But who gets ragged on the most? Spirit Airlines. Now, I’m not opposed to flying with […]

Traveling the world is within your grasp, here’s how you afford it

Traveling the world is within your grasp, here’s how you afford it

Wheels are up for me, I’m taking my fifth vacation this year in a mere few weeks. That’s right my fifth! I’m traveling to Iceland in November and I couldn’t be more excited. (But that’s not the point of this post). As I announced my […]