• What the Hell Am I Doing Here?

    I haven’t written a “Letter from Emily” in a while because it’s been difficult to articulate how I feel. I still don’t really even know what I want to say as I begin writing this. Some of you may have noticed that I’ve been posting…

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    Things to Know before Coming to Vietnam

    So, you’re coming to Vietnam. There’s probably a lot you’re wondering, and I would imagine a certain number of concerns as well. Here’s what I think you need to know before coming to Vietnam! Everything covered here: Currency Toilet paper Toilets Tap water Recycling/trash Western…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Here’s Why You SHOULDN’T Travel

    Are you considering quitting your job? Traveling the world? Going to teach English in a place where you’re making more than the locals?  Well, maybe you shouldn’t.  Yeah, I said it – maybe you shouldn’t travel. You shouldn’t travel if you don’t plan on having…

  • The Questions I’ve Been Asking Myself

    When did you realize you wanted to be a better person? More dedicated. More passionate. More committed. More in love with the world. More patient. More focused. More careful. Stronger. Healthier. Kinder. When did you start to take time for yourself? When did you make…