Nine Must-Dos in Istanbul

Pro Tips, Google Map, and More Since I’ve returned home from my five-month travel abroad, the most popular question people ask me is, “What was your favorite place?” First, I’d like to say that this is a terrible question. I love to travel! How could I have one favorite place Read more

How to Crawl Out of the Black Hole of Comparison

There is something we all do that is terrible for our mental health. We compare ourselves to others. Some of us do it less than others, but even the best of us still do it. I know I do. Sometimes, I compare myself to people physically around me. I sit Read more

11 Drool-worthy Foods to Try in Poland

As I boarded a train from Prague to Krakow, I was nervous and excited to embark on my first full-week solo travel experience. It was an adjustment traveling alone after four months of group travel with Remote Year, but I was excited to do my own thing in a new Read more

New Year Blues

The past month has been an absolute whirlwind. My four-month Remote Year program officially ended on December 1, and I took my last month off work to live it up. I went to Kraków, Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, Wolfsburg, Braunschweig, Münster, Aachen, Köln, and Bruges before finally heading home to the Read more

Creative Gifts for the Anxious Traveler

Most likely, you have (or will) buy thoughtful gifts for the loved ones in your life. But, if those loved ones are anxious travelers like me, it might be difficult to decide what to get them.

Eight Underhyped Things To Do in Prague

Prague is amazing! I spent four weeks there and could spend another four months/years/forever there. There is so much to see and do and eat and drink. Not to mention that every street is prettier than the last. In short, everyone needs to go. After you book your plane ticket, Read more

How to Harness the Power of Gratitude to Ease Anxiety

Thanksgiving in America is this week. It’s a time for family, football, naps, and way too much turkey. While I won’t be having a typical feast this year in Prague, I’ve decided to take some time over the last week to really be thankful for my travel experience over the Read more

Why You NEED to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

Stepping out of your comfort zone might seem unnecessary and crazy, but in reality, it’s exactly what you need to do to build mental resilience and find your happiness.

11 Self-Care Practices to Try in Sofia for Under $40

I really enjoyed my month living in Sofia because it gave me time to focus on myself. There aren’t many must-see things in Sofia so I didn’t feel bad spending a good amount of my time caring for myself.

Six Ways to Build Mental Resilience for World Mental Health Day 2018

I work really hard to build up my mental resilience every day. Some days, my resilience is better than others, but overall, I feel like I have a strong foundation to lean on. This World Mental Health Day, I’m sharing six ways to build mental resilience that have helped me.