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Cafe Thoughts

A lot has happened since I last updated the blog. First and foremost, there was an unprecedented pandemic that through the world, and specifically, the USA into a sort of tense, silent chaos. Personally, I registered a company- called Ascension Educational Services and Travel Network - in February of 2020. I had intended for it … Continue reading Cafe Thoughts

You and Your Boyfriend Are Done: Why You Should Take the Trip Anyway

So you are wondering if you should take a trip even though you initially planned it for you and your boyfriend. Check it out! This article investigates whether you should take the trip or not .

5 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid While Backpacking

Okay, so, after a couple international trips and traveling for about a year, I've realized that there are so many mistakes everyone makes on their first trip. They are super common, and easy to avoid! My hope is that after reading this article, you will be able to enjoy you're trip, and perhaps avoid exhausting yourself, wondering if you've seen everything, or regretting the money you've spent on your trip. 

And Then, To the Dismay of Our Mothers, Liz and I Somehow Hitchhiked Across a Developing Nation

Somehow, the juxtaposition of the scent of alcohol, heavy Spanish accent, and string of obscenities leaving his mouth made me doubt this. Perhaps I was right, because when the bus stopped, somehow, Liz's bag ended up out of her hands and off of the bus. Luckily, the driver managed to get the bag back and nothing was stolen.

The Art of Public Transit: My Four, Unbreakable, Cardinal Rules

I love traveling solo... most of the time. To be honest, I feel safer in most places while traveling than I do back in the states. However, I have four cardinal rules that I follow while waiting for the buses here in Costa Rica. Why? Because the stations in San Jose are in the worst neighborhoods. Additionally, bus stations in other places also seem to attract characters of all sorts. These rules can be applied almost everywhere and won't lead you astray.

Nicaragua: Your Next Adventure

I kid you not, the first text I got from my mother was a screenshot of a warning posted by the US Dept of State. "Your Aunt wanted me to share that with you." Thanks mom. I mean, was I going to refund my ticket? Was I going to back out of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity … Continue reading Nicaragua: Your Next Adventure

The First Day in San Jose: The Day Everything Went Wrong

¨Necissitas una taxi!¨As soon as I got off the plane, I was bombarded from all sides. ¨No, no gracias,¨I muttered. According to the workaway email, there is a bus somewhere. Tired, and overwhelmed, I walk to the closest bus terminal and hop on. The bus driver speaks rapidly in Spanish. I realize I have no … Continue reading The First Day in San Jose: The Day Everything Went Wrong