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10 Non-Touristy Things to do in Copenhagen (Part II)

This post is a sequel to my original post, 10 Non-Touristy Things to do in Copenhagen. Here are ten more non-touristy things to do. By the time you’re done seeing all of these places, people may start mistaking you for a Dane (but first, you have to master the art of biking).  1. Visit BaNanna Park There […]

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Ten Ways to be an Awesome Hostel Dorm Mate

“That was SO funny, I can’t believe she said that, like, what was she thinking?!” I woke up in a startle in the middle of this drunken story telling between two of my hostel mates. “I know, I was so surprised!” Said the other one. I wanted to throw my shoe at them. I rolled over, my […]

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A Guide to Panama City, Panama

Panama City has everything from a beautiful, twinkling skyline, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, hiking, and an exciting nightlife. There are rooftop bars and restaurants, parks, and all these with amazing views of the water.  Panama alone can be expensive: take a look at my guide for help budgeting your trip to Panama. There are plenty of […]

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How to Sleep in an Airport

The blaring lights burned my retinas, making me feel like I was at a hospital. I shivered, digging my hands into my armpits for warmth. My teeth chattered softly against one another as if in constant conversation. I brought my knees towards my chest, hoping that it would do something to make me warmer. The […]

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The 20 Types of People You’ll Meet at a Hostel

The soft chatter combines with the clinking of beer bottles, creating a soothing atmosphere. All of the different accents intertwine with one another, creating a melody unlike anything ever heard in your hometown. Everyone has a different story, comes from a different country, and has a unique reason why they’ve ended up in the same place […]

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Panama: Budget, Costs, and Expenses

“I can totally budget myself in Panama on $35 a day,” said naive Monica. “I can probably keep it at around $40 a day,” said more experienced Monica. “Well, $55 a day isn’t too bad… I did want to see the country…” said Monica on the plane ride home. I knew Central America had a […]

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11 Fun Ways to Get a Workout in While Traveling

Does the thought of getting out of bed, running five miles, and getting a gym membership make you quiver? Do you want to burn those calories, but have no desire to shake that booty unless it’s 3 am at a dance club? Although dancing seems like it will negate all of those beers, sadly, this […]

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50 Creative Ways to Save and Make Money (for travel!)

“You’re so cheap!” I looked down at my $5 soup and salad, shrugging. My friend had ordered a $30 steak, fries, a drink, and an appetizer. I stared at him for a moment, and then laughed. “I like saving money,” I said. We all have different priorities. Mine happens to be traveling, and so I […]

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Study Abroad: How to Balance Classes, Traveling, Budget and Social Life

“Come on, That psychology paper and creative writing assignment can be done on Sunday night! Paris is calling our name; the crepes and the wine are going to be half gone when we get there,” said the Devil. “Don’t listen to him,” said the Angel. “School is more important, Paris isn’t going anywhere. Succeed on […]

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How to Make Your Travel Memories Last

Memories are fleeting. They come and go just as quickly as a car passes by on the street. Most of them we won’t remember; only the ones that leave a lasting impression stick like gum on the ever expanding sidewalk of your life. Some memories you think you’ll remember forever. How could I forget about […]

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