One Year Later — How Are You Doing?

I’m not quite sure how to start this. it’s been a while — and by a while, I mean a year. Honestly, I’ve been putting off writing this post. I wanted to write something eloquent and touching, to summarize COVID and BLM and what it’s like to live through these times. But every time I … Read more

2019 Goals + Resolutions

20 unique photos of Scotland

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 feeling very hopeful about 2019, so I … Read more

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

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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 southern coast of England. It … Read more

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 chances are I won’t embark on a multi-month backpacking trip next year, … Read more

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 Bangkok booked for May 23. So on my last night in Delhi, I weighed my … Read more

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 tent, nearly passing out from sunstroke in the Himalayas and doing vinyasa in 110-degree heat. … Read more

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 she’s awesome because a. she’s super fashionable and has great taste in everything and b. she’s a specialist in arctic adventures: think Scandinavia and … Read more