Rijeka – Croatia’s Authentic Port City

Tired of over-crowded tourist cities where the beaches are filled with vendors selling kitschy crap? Still want to enjoy the Croatian coastline? With so many things to do in Rijeka, this is one off-the-main-drag city that just might be what you needed. Rijeka is located to the east of Croatian…

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Community Interview: Park Istra

Park Istra is a community initiative focusing on sustainable development in Slovenia. The founders live communally alongside volunteers from around the world to address the various needs of local throughout the Istria countryside. After moving from Prague, I headed south to explore different intentional communities and do a little “work away” travel.…

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Best Travel Apps – Tech to Make Your Travels Easier

Smart phones, those tiny computers that live in our pockets, can make a big difference when traveling. Save yourself some stress and download these best travel apps for your next big trip. Stay connected, stay safe, stay happy. Recently, a friend reached out asking me for my favorite travel apps.…

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Finding Vienna’s Soul: Best of Vienna in Two Days

Best of Vienna in two days

Is Vienna Truly Soulless?! Before visiting Vienna, I really hesitated. While living in Prague, I only seemed to hear bad things. Vienna is too expensive! There’s not much to do in Vienna! And the most all-encompassing one: Vienna has no soul. Well, whenever I hear bad things about a place…

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Solo Travel in the High Tatras, Slovakia

Trains are fantastic. Do y’all know about trains?! With a train, you can turn a two-day break from working yer ass off in Praha into a magical mountain getaway in the High Tatras of Slovakia! Which is just what I did. Want to visit the High Tatras? Concerned because you’re…

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Warsaw in 24 Hours: An Unplanned Trip

Getting sent to Warsaw on a creaky overnight bus (twice!) wasn’t my idea of a good time. I made the most of it, though, and wrote up this piece to help out any other bleary-eyed travelers kill time while they wait for bureaucracy in Poland. Why Warsaw in 24 Hours?…

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Two Days Visiting Brunei Darussalam: A Quick Overview

What to do when you unexpectedly find yourself in Brunei for two short days. Hint: boat tours, mosque visits, and market foods I had no intention of ending up visiting Brunei Darussalam while backpacking through Southeast Asia. As these things go, it just kind of happened. So, what does one do…

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How Rape Culture Effects Solo Travel

Rape culture – the way sexual violence is normalized, women sexualized, and men essentially considered animals – pervades the female-bodied solo travel world. Let’s talk about it. “You’re going to Indonesia? Oh. You’re definitely getting raped.” Kid you not. This was said to me before embarking on my first ever…

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