How to Start a Successful Travel Blog

How to Start a Successful Travel Blog

Readers often ask me how to start a travel blog so I wanted to finally give my proverbial two cents. Granted, I am not a professional travel blogger- while I do make some money from my blog, I earn the bulk of my income from freelance writing. But starting a travel...
A Very Tasty Guide to Vietnamese Food

A Very Tasty Guide to Vietnamese Food

This post could as easily be called, “An Ode to Vietnamese Food”, as my love for Vietnam's cuisine knows few bounds. Admittedly, I'm not that well-versed in Vietnamese cuisine. While I spent a month in Vietnam indulging in every speciality I could find I...
What About Oz? My Australian Bucket List

What About Oz? My Australian Bucket List

I have always dreamed of visiting Australia. Ever since I was a little girl and my dad told me about his six-week trip to Australia and New Zealand: white-water rafting in Queensland, scuba-diving the Great Barrier Reef and sailing around Lizard Island. My dad...
A Change of Plans- Back to Europe!

A Change of Plans- Back to Europe!

So, I'm not going back to Asia. At least not right now. Being my usual impulsive and FOMO-prone self, I booked a one-way ticket to Europe last week! But I have a good reason- although 2014 will be the year I finally settle down, I want to go on one last trip to see...
Practicing Gratitude Wherever You Go

Practicing Gratitude Wherever You Go

I've been back from Asia for a month now, living at my parent's house in Michigan. I am by far the happiest I've ever been at home. Readjusting last time after a long spell abroad was more difficult- I felt listless, bored and irritated with the return of bad habits...
A DIY Trip Down to the Mekong Delta

A DIY Trip Down to the Mekong Delta

Across Saigon, you'll see ads for Mekong Delta tours splashed across shop-fronts, especially in the Pham Ngu Lao backpacker district. And after hiring a guide for the Cu Chi Tunnels, canyoning and motorbiking, I decided to venture to Vietnam's “rice...
Studying Abroad on Beautiful Mallorca

Studying Abroad on Beautiful Mallorca

When I was still a wee college student, I spent one happy June “studying” the island of Mallorca, a Catalan-speaking island located a hop, skip and a jump from Ibiza. Living there, however briefly, was easy in a way only living on the Mediterranean can be:...
Falling Hard for Saigon

Falling Hard for Saigon

They say Vietnam is a love it or hate it country- and its largest city, Saigon (or Ho Chi Minh City, depending on whom you ask), is a city that falls into the same dichotomy. Well after a month in Vietnam, and nearly two weeks spent in Saigon alone, I firmly fall onto...

My Local Eats: Madrid (Vegetarian Edition!)

Hi! Welcome to My Local Eats, a guest post series in which foodies from around the globe share their favorite local places to eat and drink. Today’s guest post comes from Sam, a Madrid-based blogger who writes over at Indefinite Adventure. Check out his vegetarian...