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Hippie. Hula Hooper. Budget travel savvy. Accident prone. Lover of elephants and Couchsurfing. 23 countries, age 22. Currently backpacking solo through Southeast Asia. Bringing you travel tips, mishap stories, & inspiration one post at a time.

A Guide to Exploring Stonehenge and Bath

Massive stones, ones handled and crafted by our Neolithic ancestors thousands of years ago, towered over one another in the distance. I stood, admiring their beauty and their mystery from afar. So much history is trapped in those stones. I tried hard to comprehend it as the cold, biting wind whisked my hair around. Hours […]

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10 Non-Touristy Things to do in Aruba

Surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, this tiny gem of a Dutch island boasts white sand beaches, beautiful natural land forms, and activities for the luxury and budget traveler alike. It’s located just north of Venezuela. These 10 non touristy things to do in Aruba will have you buying a flight in no time. Many people […]

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My Top 15 Worst Moments from 2 Years of Solo Backpacking

While traveling may seem like it’s always a collection of beautiful moments, incredible sunrises, and encounters with genuine souls, it can be quite the opposite. Before I embark on my second big solo backpacking trip next week, I would like to share with you my top 15 worst moments from 2 years of solo backpacking, […]

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What I Learned from Backpacking Solo for 2 Years

I step off the airplane, A routine I’ve come to love But this time, it’s to a country That I know All too well. My memories play like a movie reel, my emotions burn inside more than ever before. Have I woken up from a dream, where I floated through time and space indefinitely? Where […]

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How to Start a Travel Blog in 5 Easy Steps

I started Globe Trottica in November 2015. While running a travel blog is not easy and is never ending work, it has allowed me to work from anywhere in the world, network, share my stories, and establish connections. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever decided to do, and I’m going to show you […]

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22 Reasons Why I Love the Philippines

Captivating, enchanting, and magical, the Philippines is a country unlike any of its neighboring Southeast Asian destinations. From picturesque views to sensational beaches, this is a country you’ll find yourself thinking about time and time again. I visited the Philippines on a whim without any expectations, and was completely blown away by its beauty when […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Backpacking in Taiwan

Taiwan is a remarkable island that boasts a unique culture, incredible food, and locals that will go out of their way to make sure you’re having a comfortable time in their country. While Taiwan is not as cheap as Southeast Asia, the modern transportation system around the island, high end hotels, and overall safety makes […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Living in a Van in New Zealand

Letting my mind guide me, with the moon and the stars in reach, high above the mountains and the sun, I’m unstoppable. I have the world to myself. Nature twirls me around like a ribbon on a present, waiting to be opened, with the apprehension of what’s to come, and the bubbling excitement of the unknown. My […]

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5 Things to Research Before Picking a Traveling Route

Traveling is a daunting prospect for some, especially when it comes to deciding where exactly you want to go. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be difficult – so long as you do your research beforehand. Here are five essential things to look into before deciding on the perfect traveling route. Ensure it’s safe Perhaps the […]

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That Time a Bug Crawled Inside of My Ear in Laos

The bug nestled inside of my ear like a dog twirling in circles to find its ideal comfort position. Bzzz, bzzz, bzzz, it said like a cooing baby, completely lacking all respect. F*cker, I’m trying to sleep. I woke up at 4 in the morning and knew the bug found its new apartment before I […]

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