The Travel Gear Anti-Haul: What You DON'T Need to Buy

Have you guys seen Kimberly Clark's anti-haul makeup videos on Youtube? They're hilarious. Instead of highlighting the makeup products you should buy, Kimberly rants about the products you shouldn't. It's anti-consumerism at its finest. So, I wanted to do the same...

The 15 Things That Surprised Me Most About the Camino de Santiago

Hey guys, I'm back! As you may have seen on Instagram, I recently finished the Camino de Santiago. Overall, it was one of the most profound and enriching experiences of my life. It wasn't all sunshine and roses, though - it was hard, both physically and mentally....

Why I Don't Do Reading Challenges

Reading challenges seem to be all the rage these days. The annual PopSugar Reading Challenge is especially popular, which prompts you to read an impressive 40 books in a year. The list ranges widely, from 'a book from a nonhuman perspective' to 'a book involving...

Why I'm Walking the Camino de Santiago (Starting Today)

Here's hoping I will look more graceful on the camino. Photo: Sateless Suitcase Sooo I have some exciting news - I'm walking the Camino de Santiago! And I start today (gulp). Needless to say, I'm kind of terrified but excited for the long journey ahead. What is the...

Why is Cape Town So Awesome?

The second I got to Cape Town, I was obsessed. As I strolled around the city, breezing into wine bars and boutiques, my singular thought was I NEED TO MOVE HERE IMMEDIATELY. There's so much to love about Cape Town. First off, it's one of the most naturally beautiful...

Unpopular Opinion: I Didn't Enjoy My Overland Tour of South Africa

When I was considering booking an overland tour of South Africa, I had some doubts. First of all, I generally dislike tours as I find them restrictive and rushed. When I travel, I like lots of free time to explore as I please; tours don't usually allow for that. But...

The Ultimate One Week Zanzibar Itinerary

My one-week trip to Zanzibar was nearly perfect. It ticked all the boxes: history and culture in Stone Town, relaxation in untouristy Jambiani Beach, and beautiful beaches and diving in Nungwi. It had a little bit of everything. Zanzibar was so much more than I...

Jambiani Beach: Where to Find the Real, Untouristy Zanzibar

Before visiting Zanzibar, I read countless rants on TripAdvisor about the aggressive beach sellers. "The touts ruined my vacation," users griped. "It was hard to relax when everyone was bothering me." And it's true – in popular towns like Kendwa or Nungwi, the beach...

21 Photos That Will Inspire You to Visit South Africa and Swaziland

As you guys may have seen on Instagram, I recently spent two weeks in South Africa and Swaziland with a friend from college. Despite my poor decision to visit in winter (it was cold and damp, and I slept in a tent for most of it!), I really enjoyed the trip. The...

Lunch at The Rock Restaurant on Zanzibar

Normally I wouldn't dedicate an entire post to a restaurant. (Okay wait, maybe that's a lie.) But having lunch at the Rock Restaurant on Zanzibar was one of the most unique dining experiences I've ever had. For those who have been living under a rock (uh sorry, dad...

Life in Uganda: Months 5&6

So I've decided to resume my monthly recaps! My recaps will cover the highs and lows of living in Uganda, as well as recap where I'm traveling and what I'm reading. I've also decided to change the title of this series as it's looking like I won't be moving to Kenya –...

The Ultimate Guide to Traveling While Working Full-Time

It can be hard to travel when you work full-time. Especially if you're American. After all, the United States is the world's only advanced economy that does not require employers to provide paid vacation time. Thanks, (rampant, unchecked) capitalism. However it is...