Diving Bonaire
Travel

Destinations on a Dime: Bonaire

The first time I ever left the country was to visit Bonaire. I remember standing in line at the town hall in my hometown, waiting to get my photo taken for my first passport. Who knew it would spark such a strong desire in me to see the world and be  immersed in different cultures.… Continue reading Destinations on a Dime: Bonaire

Travel

Destinations on a Dime: Iceland

Iceland is one of the most beautiful places I’ve seen in my life. The natural phenomenons that occur there; in landscape, weather, and overall nature is purely astounding. My trip to Iceland was planned on a whim with the sole intention of checking ‘see the northern lights’ off my bucket list, but it gave me… Continue reading Destinations on a Dime: Iceland

Lifestyle, Travel

Why all Women should Travel Alone at least Once in their Lives

When I told my boyfriend Austin I was going to branch off my Paris trip and take the train to Amsterdam and Brussels by myself to explore, he was not surprised. He was a little wary, but mostly happy that I would get to see parts of the world I've never seen before. In past… Continue reading Why all Women should Travel Alone at least Once in their Lives

Growth, Lifestyle

Ditching Societal Norms and Setting your own Priorities

Have you ever noticed that there is just so much conversation and pressure around what we’re supposed to do with our lives? We grow up with the notion that we’re supposed to go to college, get a job, meet someone, get married, buy a house, and have children. While those are all things I want… Continue reading Ditching Societal Norms and Setting your own Priorities

solo travel, world travel, budget travel
Travel

Destinations on a Dime: Costa Rica

As the first country I traveled to alone, Costa Rica has a very special place in my heart. I chose it for the turtle conservation program, but did not realize how much more I would get out of my visit. Here is where I backpacked and what I did, tips for keeping cost down, and… Continue reading Destinations on a Dime: Costa Rica

Volunteer Tourism
Lifestyle, Travel

Travel with Purpose: Volunteer Tourism

Let me tell you something - wanderlust ain’t no joke. I know it’s cliche, and I’m guessing you know a girl who wears flowy pants and headwraps with it tattooed on her (I’m one of them). Despite that, it is a genuine feeling, like a combination of adrenaline, awe, fear, and excitement wrapped into this euphoric… Continue reading Travel with Purpose: Volunteer Tourism