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...

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...