To Shake the Sleeping Self: A Journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and a Quest for a Life with No Regret by Jedidiah Jenkins I was so pleasantly surprised by this book in the beginning. I must’ve been recommended it by a travel page while I was half asleep one day because it just appeared in … Continue reading Book Review #5 – To Shake the Sleeping Self →
I am no stranger to changing jobs. I’m in love with the idea of the working holiday visa because a career just doesn’t seem in the cards for me. I don’t feel like I live my life to work, so although I appreciate finding jobs that I enjoy, I really can’t picture myself doing one … Continue reading My Dream Job Turned Nightmare Part 1 →
Can you believe it’s July already? June was somehow incredibly long and yet flew right by. I have been living in my new house for a month already, and there’s no question that it a huge upgrade in my quality of life. I actually enjoy being at home now. It’s a beautiful respite after a … Continue reading July Check In →
Wide-Open World: How Volunteering Around the Globe Changed One Family’s Lives Forever by John Marshal I was so excited to start reading this book because it had so much that appeals to my life specifically, but unfortunately it ended up devolving into the worst aspects of “volun-tourism”. The most telling quote summing up the entire … Continue reading Book Review #4 Wide-Open World by John Marshall →
Any good travel guide will tell you to always check the national events and holidays of the location you’re trying to visit. This can help you avoid paying exorbitant event fees, make sure that you’re going to be able to find lodging available, and you also don’t want to miss out on an awesome event … Continue reading New Zealand Public Holidays →
Before deciding on a working holiday in New Zealand next summer, I considered a lot of other overseas jobs. One of the most obvious picks for me was to be an au pair. Many countries have this job option but I definitely dreamed the most of working in Paris (yes, even though the title of … Continue reading Ser un au pair? →
The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country by Helen Russell The Year of Living Danishly is a smart and fun book about a journalist who moves to Denmark for a year following her husband’s job at LEGO. Denmark is consistently rated as one of the happiest countries in the … Continue reading Book Review #3 – The Year of Living Danishly →
A few years ago on one of my first river kayaking adventures, I mentioned to my friends that paddling through the overgrown trees made me fantasize about being somewhere more exotic like the Amazon, and I could almost see monkeys swinging through the trees around us. Imagine my surprise when I found out that I … Continue reading Kayak with Monkeys! Silver Springs State Park, Florida →
Ziplining is one of my favorite things! Friday was actually only my third time (I had a full moon tour booked for my birthday last year but we got rained out) but each time I go, I find myself fantasizing about what it would be like to do this all the time, and what better … Continue reading Becoming a Zipline Guide! →
One Girl, One Dream by Laura Dekker I didn’t know exactly what to expect when I began this book but it’s basically a journal or a travel-log of Laura’s journey, and as such, it’s much more interesting in some place than in others. It is divided into sections for each country she lands in and … Continue reading Book Review #2 – One Girl, One Dream →
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