2019 Goals + Resolutions

2019 Goals + Resolutions

Hey guys! As we all know, 2019 is here. Personally, I couldn’t be happier. 2018 was a really tough year for me with lots of change and ambiguity (leaving Uganda, moving back to Michigan, starting grad school) so I’m not sad to see the back of it. I’m...
Indian Attractions to Experience In London

Indian Attractions to Experience In London

As I’m super busy with work this week, today we have a guest post from Angela, who is highlighting the best Indian attractions in London. Every time I’m in London I love finding really good Indian restaurants or just ordering Indian takeaway with friends....
Working as an Au Pair in England: What’s it Like?

Working as an Au Pair in England: What’s it Like?

Ever wondered about how to au pair in England? Well today we are hearing from Amy, an American blogger who au paired in southern England back in 2006. Take it away, Amy! Where did you live in England? Describe it for us! I lived in Southbourne, a tiny village on the...
Where To Go in 2015

Where To Go in 2015

This holiday season I’m partnering with the team at Expedia to share my insights on where to go in 2015. This list is both a reflection of my favorite places as well as a dream destination list, and hopefully travel inspiration for all of you guys too! While...
The Girl I Was on Koh Tao

The Girl I Was on Koh Tao

Without a doubt, Koh Tao is one of my favorite places in Southeast Asia. Last fall I spent three weeks there and this spring I returned for two and a half. On both visits I only intended to stay a week, but well, Koh Tao is tough to quit. Koh Tao is heaven for young...
Hanging Out in Bangkok During the Coup

Hanging Out in Bangkok During the Coup

Yes, you read that correctly. Coup. On May 22, 2014, the Thai military took control of the government and enforced curfew and martial law, banned political gatherings, censored the media and detained and arrested politicians. As fate would have it, I had a flight to...
The Craziest Things That Happened in India

The Craziest Things That Happened in India

India was, for lack of a better word, the most hard-core trip of my life. At various points in my six weeks I was struggling to breathe from the stench of cow shit, vomiting from (many) bouts of food poisoning, violently shivering in a wind-whipped...
Kuari Pass Trekking Guide: How to Safely Hike the Kuari Pass

Kuari Pass Trekking Guide: How to Safely Hike the Kuari Pass

It’s no secret that I had a spectacular time completing my Kuari Pass trek. (Read Part I and Part II of my experience here.) I loved the Indian Himalayas — I truly have never seen more beautiful mountains. But often when travelers decide to hike...
Blogger Spotlight: Meet Shing from The Culture Map

Blogger Spotlight: Meet Shing from The Culture Map

https://oceanwide-expeditions.com/the-arctic/spitsbergenHey guys! So I’m really excited to share with you my first blogger interview with none other than Shing from The Culture Map! I’ve been following along with Shing’s travels for years and...
The Taj Majal at Sunrise: A Photo Essay

The Taj Majal at Sunrise: A Photo Essay

Before leaving India I knew I’d have to make one last stop- the Taj Majal. The Taj Majal is located in Agra, a few hours south of New Delhi. Built in memory of the Emperor’s third and favorite wife Mumtāz Mahal, the Taj Majal is one of the...