Traveling at 25: What It Looks Like Now

Reminiscing about my first big travel and the adventures I’ve had with family has got me thinking about why and how I travel now and what traveling means to me as a twenty-five-year-old grad student. Traveling for me at this point in my life is about visiting new cultures and expanding my world view. I…

Traveling at 20

In my previous post Traveling at 15 I mentioned traveling to Mexico with my parents and briefly touched on what that was like. In order to talk about what it was like to travel to Mexico on my own, I should mention what traveling with my parents was like first. Beginning at the age of 9, I…

Traveling at 15

In Why I Started Writing and Why I Travel I began exploring the reasons behind my travels. One of the ways to do that is by analyzing the way traveling has impacted me in the past. There are three main time periods in my life that stick out. The first time I traveled by myself…

Why I Started Writing

In the last week or so I’ve been asked to explain my blog more than once and to more than one person. Either because they happened to come across it or because I asked for their advice, my blog has been a topic of conversation. This got me thinking about why exactly I began writing…

The Australian Wine Industry

Whether a wine aficionado or a newbie, there are a lot of people who like to enjoy a glass of wine. That number is quickly growing. The wine industry is over a $200 billion market and it continues to grow as the demographic of wine drinkers expands into non-traditional markets. For people like me, who…

Wine Tasting in Australia

When it comes to wine tasting, the first thing that comes to mind for many of us is Napa, California. Napa is known as wine country. If we want to get away and do a little wine tasting, we go to Napa; especially those of us who live so close. It is easily one of…

Why You Should Travel to Australia (An Intro)

Australia is one of the most interesting and unique countries out there. It is both geographically and culturally diverse. You can find something different and unique about Australia in just about every topic or area you chose to look. Did you know that the Kangaroo and Emu were chosen to be the two animals on…

If You Want to Explore a City, Ditch the Itinerary

If you’ve been following my blogs lately, chances are you’ve noticed an overlying theme – I keep referencing my recent trip to Asia. Part of the reason is that it is the freshest thing on my mind these days and in part, it is because this trip was so different than the ones I have…

Consider Going to a Place You’ve Never Considered

A few months ago I found myself traveling to Asia for the first time with my boyfriend and best friend. I can easily tell you it was the trip of a lifetime and probably one of the most fulfilling trips I have ever taken. This can easily be attributed to the places I visited, the…

Why Not a Hostel?

Second to airfare, the most expensive part of a trip is often the accommodations. Now in days, there are various options of where to stay for all types of travelers; whether it is a hotel, Airbnb, or a friend’s couch, there is something out there for everyone’s budget. One of the most economical ways to…