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5 Travel Apps That Every Traveler Swears By

Having a smart phone takes 80% of the hassle OUT of traveling. You can book flights, organize a hotel, and even meet people in your surrounding area, all at the click of a button. Here are my favorite 5 Travel Apps that every traveler swears by (or should start!) 1. DuoLingo Duolingo is a fantastic resource if you’re abroad and don’t speak the local language. By using memory and…

The Carry On Packing Guide: Summer In New York

When in doubt, vacation.  I was lucky enough to find this piece in Spain recently, and it’s basically my life motto. Tomorrow I’m leaving for New York and I couldn’t be more stressed. I have SOOO much work to do while I’m flying across the pond, school is right around the corner, and I’m torn between taking a carry-on (my go-to) or a medium sized suitcase to smuggle…

Packing Problems: Last Minute Clothing Hacks While On The Go

The weather promised me that it would behave for my time in Germany, but it failed me like that ex-boyfriend you had to unfriend on Facebook.  There were some hefty promises made… it’ll be sunny while you’re in Dusseldorf… pack dresses so you can enjoy the breeze… and then I completely got screwed and was shaking outside in a mini-dress. So I did what any good female does,…

How To Plan An Epic Backpacking Trip

Sometimes I get “Travelers Block” while planning an EPIC backpacking tour.  It’s a lot like “writers block,” but it happens when I get overwhelmed with how many places I want to go to and can’t decide where to start and where to end.  To plan or not to plan?  That is the question!  My most epic backpacking trips have always relied on spur-of-the-moment decisions, but I won’t deny that there’s…

How To Move Across The World

I only move at least 3,000 miles at a time, or not at all. Drama queen by nature, I thrive on new beginnings and reinventing myself whenever I touch down in a new place. This is my third major move in the last two years. In May 2013, I had to move my entire life from Boston College back to Los Angeles to my parents’ house. I was…