• 10 Items Every Backpacker Needs

    If you’re getting ready to backpack anywhere in the world, you should know that your life is going to be so much easier AND cheaper if you’re traveling with a carry-on only.  First and foremost, I want to tell you about the backpack I personally have used throughout 23 different countries around the world. The Osprey Porter 46L Backpack has proven its worth and reliability over the years, and I wouldn’t dare to choose any other backpack. First of all, it opens like a suitcase which…

  • Do’s and Don’ts for Traveling Long Term

    Everyone is different when they travel, but regardless of how you are as a person, long-term traveling can be extremely taxing on your mind and body. Whether you’re going for 2 months or 2 years, traveling is exhausting. If you’re considering quitting your job or taking a break and hitting the road long term, here is my best advice:  DO pace yourself  This one might seem super obvious, but it’s so important. You have the time – don’t rush to see everything super quickly. You…

  • Best Cafes in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

    I’ve spent a lot of time in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, Vietnam; during my weeks exploring this part of the city, I’ve spent a lot of time and money drinking an unnecessary and possibly even dangerous amount of coffee. Ok, maybe not dangerous – but you get the point. Here is my roundup of some of the best cafes in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, Vietnam. Loading T Loading T is my all-time favorite cafe in Hanoi. It’s located in an old, restored French…

  • How I Graduated from University without Going into Debt

    I remember my mom telling me about the $6,000 set aside for my college fund. That amount of money does not go far for college in most places in the United States, though it definitely does depend on where you are. Regardless, I understood from a pretty young age that if I wanted to go to college like the rest of my friends, I would have to go into an insane amount of debt. However, I didn’t take out a single student loan for school.…

  • Waterside Resort in Chiang Mai, Thailand

    A resort? In… Chiang Mai? Yes, you read that correctly! An hour north of the city center of Chiang Mai sits a small, privately owned resort with a swimming pool and rooms that run for hundreds of dollars a night; it’s the perfect getaway for families, honeymooners, or even big groups looking for some peace and quiet with remarkable hospitality. The rooms range from 4,000 baht – 10,000 baht ($120-$300) though during off-season (which is right now during the dry season) you can pay half…

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    Ultimate Chiang Mai Food Guide for Foodies

    If you’re in Chiang Mai and looking for recommendations for anything involving food, you’ve come to the right place! This guide covers “foodie” things to do, along with street food, cafes & restaurants that are worth your time, daily and weekly markets, cocktail bars, and more! I don’t know whether it was obvious or not, but I really enjoy eating. I mean, I have an Instagram dedicated to the food that I eat because I don’t want to clog up my main account with endless…