What Living as an Expat in Singapore is Really Like

Hey guys! Welcome to American Expats, a new series that shows you what expat life is like in cities around the world. Our first interview is with Sarah, a Tennessee native who lives in Singapore with her husband and 15-year old daughter. Here she shares about what...

The 9 Life Lessons I Learned on the Camino de Santiago

Sunrise in the Pyrenees, Day 2 Yeats once wrote, “It takes more courage to examine the dark corners of your own soul than it does for a soldier to fight on a battlefield." After walking nearly 500 miles on the Camino de Santiago, I fully understand that sentiment. The...

Life After Uganda: What I'm Doing Now

Last fall in Germany, a few weeks before doing the Camino Hey guys! I know it's been a while since I updated you. I've been so quiet on social media that even some of my close friends have asked if I'm still in Uganda, ha. Here's the situation. After living in Uganda...

A Hygge-filled Weekend in Copenhagen

Before visiting last September, Denmark was a country I knew little about. Due to reading The Year of Living Danishly, I knew the Danes produce LEGOs and above-average pastries, and are supposedly the happiest people in the world. But that was about it. So when my...

8 Wonderful Books to Read in 2018

As much as I love blogging about travel, I also enjoy writing about books. This is in large part due to you guys - whenever I write a post about books, you give the best recommendations. It's how I've found a lot of my recent favorites (see: 97 Orchard and Born to...

The Best of Shoreditch Street Art: A Photo Essay

In my humble opinion, Shoreditch has everything you could want in a London neighborhood: cozy pubs, outstanding Indian restaurants (see: Dishoom), ultra-hip bars (see: The Gibson), and centuries of turbulent, fascinating history. But my favorite thing about Shoreditch...

11 Things You Can't Miss in Cape Town

As I've waxed on about before, I absolutely love Cape Town- it now holds a firm spot as one of my favorite cities in the world. It has a little bit of everything: mountains, history, ocean, and wine country. What more could you want? Last year, I was lucky enough to...

What I'll Miss About Living in Uganda (And What I Won't)

This week, I left Kampala, Uganda, after living there for almost a year. While I’m happy to be back in the states, I'm already missing my home away from home in Uganda's capital. Which isn’t to say that living in Uganda didn’t frustrate me; at times, it did. But...

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...