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My temporary life in Beauvais, France

My temporary life in Beauvais, France

Backstory: I graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in English and French. Soon after graduation, I landed a writing job in an unlikely place—Bowling Green, KY. Ecstatic, I dove in. For two and a half years I worked as a […]

Burano, Italy: the most colorful island in the world

Burano, Italy: the most colorful island in the world

If you’re planning a trip to Venice, Italy, you can’t miss out on the opportunity to visit Burano, the most colorful island in the world. Located inside the Venetian Lagoon, you can reach this small island by local water taxi or vaporetto in about 45 minutes […]

A dream road trip from Northern California to Oregon

A dream road trip from Northern California to Oregon

The Labor day was slowly approaching. Another long weekend was ahead of us and it was about time to plan my first road trip. By that time I had already created an account on Couchsurfing.com so I asked people if anyone wanted to join me […]

Hiking Gear 101: the mountains are calling, but what should I bring?

Hiking Gear 101: the mountains are calling, but what should I bring?

It’s been definitely winter  for a few weeks now. Snowy, white, cold and simply beautiful; in short: no better time than the present to think of the upcoming season. I’m a mountain girl, always have been, always will be. My earliest memories are those of […]

The perfect trip to Jordan

The perfect trip to Jordan

When I first mentioned to our family and friends that my husband Sumir and I were going to Jordan we received one out of two questions: “Why Jordan?”, and secondly: “Is it safe to go there?”. I’ll start with the second response. Jordan has been […]

Understanding Mother Nature thanks to Canada’s Great Divide

Understanding Mother Nature thanks to Canada’s Great Divide

I’ve been living in Alberta for four months now, and my heart stops a split second whenever I realize my time here is up now. Ever since I was a young kid, I was fascinated by people, tons and tons of people, traffic, honking, trains, […]

Christmas shopping: 10 gift ideas under $20 for travelers

Christmas shopping: 10 gift ideas under $20 for travelers

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s really time to start thinking about gift shopping for family, friends and loved ones! And while this might be the most joyous and wonderful time of the year, for someone it might also be pretty stressful and finding […]

The reasons why I fell in love with Bali

The reasons why I fell in love with Bali

Southeast Asia had been a dream destination of mine for a few years and finally, last August, the dream came true and I was able to visit a part of it thanks to my very first trip to Bali. My lifelong friend Gaia and I stayed in this beautiful […]