How I got my ticket from Boston to Bali for $5.60

“The first time I traveled, I visited over 14 countries over the course of two months for under $5000 dollars in Europe.”

London, England: Part 1

I remember the first time I went to Europe. I had planned it extensively. One of the luxuries I had was complete and total freedom. Essentially, this meant I googled cheap flights. London was originally a three night stopover on the way to Sweden. I was with my great friend Amelia, and when we arrived,Continue reading “London, England: Part 1”

The Eight Hour Car Ride Back OR how we ended up at Foulmouthed Brewery: Portland ME

Nature is beautiful. It’s wonderful. Nothing beats being up in the mountains with no cell phone access. Life is just completely different when technology is unavailable, and, it is a great kind of different! But, the real test is getting back to Providence (and/or Boston) without a GPS. It’s strange for us Millenials, no? IContinue reading “The Eight Hour Car Ride Back OR how we ended up at Foulmouthed Brewery: Portland ME”

Brussels, Belgium

Why don’t people talk about Brussels? I, myself, never thought omg, Brussels, that’s my city, and would not have ended up there if I had not been obsessed with chocolate. When we arrived in Brussels the first thing I noticed was gold. Magnificent buildings. I so wanted to spend more time here. Belgium of courseContinue reading “Brussels, Belgium”

Life: Back to Square 1

I can’t believe it has been almost a year since I first booked my ticket to Portugal. Since then, I have gone back to Europe, visited Scotland, driven to Canada, gained a boyfriend, and, arguably, have overcome a quarter-century crisis. Oh and I’m graduating from graduate school. I miss travelling a ton! I haven’t beenContinue reading “Life: Back to Square 1”

What is Lagos?

Lagos, Portugal. Never heard of it? Neither had I. I stumbled, somewhat accidentally into this place via google. Literally, just google beaches in Portugal and you will see the Algarves. The Algarves Are a region of southern Portugal that were described by google as “the Florida of Europe.” After seeing pictures and reading reviews, IContinue reading “What is Lagos?”

How to pack for 50 days… (With a limit of 8kg)

So for the past two months I have been googling, pulling research up and generally thinking of every scenario. Looked at Rick Steve’s blog. Googled cost-effectiveness. Joined hostelworld. Emailed the folks at airbnb. Booked everything. Chatted with my lovely friends. The most nerve-wracking part about this trip has been my wardrobe. What would I doContinue reading “How to pack for 50 days… (With a limit of 8kg)”