How To: Travel With A Backpack

  Traveling with only a backpack or carry-on may seem a bit daunting and even impossible for some of you (I'm looking at you, mother), but truly, it shouldn't be. Ever since the husband and I went on our first trip to Laos sans luggage, we haven't looked back. You may think that backpack travel is … Continue reading How To: Travel With A Backpack


We concluded our Europe trip with a four day stopover in Iceland. W-O-W. Original post 6/9/2014 * It seems impossible that Iceland is a part of Earth. Just for some quick background information, Iceland is one of the most geologically active countries on the planet with hundreds of volcanoes and frequent earthquakes. In this aesthetically … Continue reading Iceland

Road Trip: Italy

Our road trip continued on through Italy, where we met up with some old friends for a few days. Original post 5/18/2014 We crossed into Italy a few miles after leaving Monaco. No border control here! I was bummed, I wanted an Italian stamp in my passport. As soon as we crossed over, the landscape … Continue reading Road Trip: Italy

Road Trip: France

Original post 5/18/2014 After our brief four days in Paris, we picked up our rental car there at the airport and prepared for our nearly three week road trip through France and Italy. Goal #1: Get out of Paris. This is much easier said than done. I think we made four loops around the airport … Continue reading Road Trip: France


After London we took the train to Paris. Europeans can just travel in between all these amazing cities in no time and with such ease. Cue the jealousy. I also wrote this on a phone so again, it's ordered weird and the pictures are at the bottom. Original post (with edits) 4/13/2014 PARIS IS BEAUTIFUL. We … Continue reading Paris


Our month-long European journey began in chilly London. It was my first time in Europe, so London was an easy start. I do remember writing this on a phone, so the post is a bit dodgy (to use British slang). Original post (with additions) 6/8/2014 I am, in England. My first impressions of this … Continue reading England

Koh Lipe, Thailand

We spent 11 glorious days on this tiny island in between finishing our teaching contracts and our flight to Europe. We didn't want to spend all that time hanging around Korea...we would've spent more money doing that (if that's any indication of what a bargain it is to take a trip to Thailand!) on top of … Continue reading Koh Lipe, Thailand