50 Little Things That Make Life Worth Living

Even when things are going well in life, it can be easy to fall under the spell of depression and start to question if the good outweighs the bad. Depression doesn’t fight fair. It does everything it can to bring you down. Depression can even lead to thoughts of suicide Read more

24 Seriously Gorgeous Places, People, and Things to See in Ireland

In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, I thought I’d share some photos from my trip to Ireland a couple years ago. My sister and I went for a week in October to visit her high school friend living in Dublin and ended up on a mini road trip around the Read more

The Anxiety Symptom No One Talks About

There is an anxiety symptom that I experience a lot. It’s hard to describe, and I’ve never heard anyone else describe anything close to it when they talk about anxiety or anxiety attacks. I’ve never brought up this symptom because it is so hard to describe, and there doesn’t seem Read more

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