Travel Guru

The best travel advice I have for anyone going abroad for the first time is to be as prepared as possible. It’s as simple as that. Knowing where you need to be, when you need to be there will save you endless stress while navigating abroad. You should always keep track of your bookings and […]

Vietnam: The Bookings

We’re going back to Southeast Asia, this time Vietnam! We’ll have 14 days, from start to finish, to see as much of the country as we can while still maintaining a rather leisurely pace. In those 14 days we will see 5 areas of Vietnam and stay in 4 different cities. This time around, we […]

Bali: The Beaches

After spending the first half of our trip in the jungles of Ubud, we packed up our things and headed to the beaches. Kuta was our first stop on this leg of our trip. Kuta Beach  Kuta beach, the “go-to spot” for foreigners and first-timers. Its ‘s chalk full of bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and shopping […]

Bali: Ubud

Bali isn’t all about beach life and catching waves, there is an entire mystic to Bali that lays within its heart. Ubud is home to lush jungles and rice paddies so green they almost look fake even to the naked eye and a culture far more quiet than the hustle and bustle of beach life. […]

Bali: Sacred Monkey Forest

One of the main reasons that I wanted to come to Ubud while we’re vacationing in Bali is because of the Sacred Monkey Forest. I had heard tales from friends and other travelers that it’s an amazing sight to see. Aside from monkeys running around all over the place, the grounds and temples were supposed […]

Bali: Umae Villa Ubud

We arrived in Bali at the Denpasar airport shortly after midnight on the 26th. After nearly 3o hours of traveling and a commuter stop in Jakarta we finally made it. We were able to quickly grab our checked bags and got a taxi quickly too. When we got in the taxi, the driver was friendly […]

What irks me about travel…

I’m sure it’s pretty clear that I love to travel, I mean I do write a travel blog so that’s kind of mandatory but there are definitely some things about traveling that drive me bonkers. For example, “free wifi” doesn’t always mean free and when it is it’s usually extremely slow and makes loading anything […]

Jakarta: First Impressions

Ahhh…finally here. After nearly 27 hours of nonstop travel from door to door we have finally made it to Jakarta. Our flight landed at 12:05am so it was pretty much pitch black outside until we saw the city lights during our decent, but even then Jakarta doesn’t make use of many street lights so the […]

My Carry-On Essentials

With only a few days left until my boyfriend and I take off for Bali, Indonesia it’s time for me to start packing my carry-on essentials. Previously, I swore by taking a duffle bag and a backpack but most backpacks only have two compartments and don’t tend to be very safe since all of your […]

Surviving Economy Class

For most of us student travelers, the only fares that we can afford to take trips abroad are economy flights, and believe me, economy class is no walk in the park. After surviving my fair share of 13+ hour flights, I think I am beginning to get the knack of things and how to stay […]