3-Month Backpacking Trip: What’s in my bag?

Welcome back, my travel enthusiast fellows! Packing for a backpacking trip overseas can be a gruesome task. In my experience, my biggest problem has always been over-packing. I remember, because when I studied abroad in Singapore, I brought two large suitcases full of things with me. I didn't use most of them. When I decided to travel [...]

The Most Unforgettable Adventures!

Welcome back, fellow travel enthusiasts! This week, I’d like to share some of my best adventures while traveling! I have always considered myself lucky and forever thankful that I have had so many opportunities to see someplace new. When people ask me where I get all the money to travel… well, I don’t. I really [...]

My Five Favorite Travel Blogs- Travel Blogging Challenge- Week 8

Welcome back, travel enthusiasts!  This week's challenge highlights some bloggers you might not know who may have some awesome tips for traveling. First of all, I want to highlight my fellow blogging mates: Julie, Vicky, Aly, Emily, and Ben (see their links on the bottom of this post). They have been amazing, unique, and especially [...]

Travel Blogging Challenge- Week 7 (Inspiration for Traveling)

There are three types of people: those who travel, those who want to travel, and those who don't, can't, and never will. At 23, I'm not quite a kid and not old. People around me are getting jobs, making families, buying houses, etc. I often think to myself... what have I done with my life? [...]

Travel Blogging Challenge – Week  6 (Unusual Travel Activities/Photos)

Welcome back to Travel Blogging Challenge Week 6! So many unusual travel photos and stories, where do I start? I thought this would be an excellent opportunity to share some random pictures that I couldn't put in any of my other posts! When people ask me what I like to do, I would be at [...]

Travel Blogging Challenge – Week 5 (Top Three Cultural Foods) The Time I Ate Too Much

Food, food, food, food, food! Is what most people hear when they travel with me. In all of my travels, food plays a crucial role to my enjoyment. As a vegetarian since birth, I'm always wary of eating out at restaurants. Luckily, I am blessed with a wonderful mother, who is the best chef in [...]

Backpacker Life

Whoa! This week's photo challenge is Transient, which is right up my (and any other travel bloggers') alley! Here are some of my favorite snapshots throughout my backpacking trip in various countries around the world. Are you a travel enthusiast too? I've recently launched a Travel Blogging Challenge, that anyone can join! It's a great [...]

Travel Blogging Challenge – Week 2 (Little Known Travel Tips)

Over the years, I've learned so many things from trial and error. I've slept on the border, I've fallen from a motorbike, I've almost drowned while scuba diving, I've lost some of my most prized possessions, I've almost fallen from a coconut tree, and many more which I can tell you about in Travel Challenge [...]

Travel Blogging Challenge- Week 1 (Favorite Travel Photo and Intro)

I'm so excited to start off my 21 Weeks of Travel Blogging Challenge (you don't have to be a world traveler to join this challenge)! This challenge showcases your experience through travel stories, cultures, foods, advise, lessons, and more. I encourage everyone to join and share your cool experiences, near and far! You can check [...]

21 Weeks of Travel Blogging Challenge

  Fulfilling one of my first goals of this month, I have created my very own weekly blogging challenge. This challenge showcases your experience through travel stories, cultures, foods, advise, lessons, and more. You don't have to be a world traveler to join this challenge, I encourage everyone to join and share your cool experiences, near and far! Week [...]

Guest Post: Explore your city – Get lost in London

Happy Friday, everyone! This week's guest blogger is Josy from A Walk and A Lark. Her blog talks about all the beautiful walks she takes with her husband in the UK, Japan, Canada, and more! I'm a very inspired by the photos she takes while walking. We decided to do a blog exchange on walking [...]

Vietnamese Heritage

Celebrating my first Vietnamese New Year Tet in my motherland and experiencing traditions passed on for thousands of years. Wearing the traditional Ao Dai, holding red packets (with money inside), red and gold peace and prosperity decorations, and vibrant flowers of all colors for the best luck of the year. A Blog Response to Photo [...]

Practical Things to Know About Moving from a Small Town to New York City

This is a message to those who wish to move to the city, but are scared of the dreaded unknown. This is a message to parents or friends who have loved ones wanting to move to city and are afraid for them. Everything will be okay.  When I decided to move to New York City, I [...]

Guest Post: An Open Letter to Chicago

Dear Chicago, Don’t tell Atlanta, but you’re “home” to me right now. I was never able to explore the inner workings of that city like I have for Chicago. The past three years have been shaped by weekend outings, long L rides and some unforgettable memories. From Lollapalooza to the 606 to Portillo’s, my Chicago [...]