24 Trips Taken Before Turning 24

Whoo I’m 24! After quite a few years in a row of pretty lackluster birthdays, I took matters into my own hands and booked a trip to Bali for a week. I’m in a much different place than my 14-year-old self…

Why I’m Still Proud to Be American as an Expat

I know what you’re thinking. Wait, what? You’re still proud to be American? Are you blissfully ignorant of the shit show that’s going on right now?  To be fair, when I first thought of this article, I began thinking of why I’m pretty…

Her Journey to a Life of Travel

Sarah’s journey to a life of travel began, as with most of us, in her otherwise very normal childhood. Raised in suburbia, she describes herself as a daydreamer. “I was constantly lost in my own world, writing, drawing, and playing…

A Little About Me

Fun fact, I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award before (back when Samantha Elisabeth was my main blog of choice). I’ve been playing with the idea of putting more personal content on this site between my guides and inside looks…

Why I’m a Part Time Traveler

Before I begin this post, let me just say that I find full time travelers absolutely awesome. They could easily teach any of us a thing or two about incredible self-discipline, courage, and adaptability. If you can find a way to…

Studying in China: An Interview

Heather knew she was going to China the minute she saw the Great Wall featured in Mulan at the age of six. The idea for studying in China came up during her first year in high school when, after eight…