Tips on Hiking a Glacier in Iceland

The first country I visited overseas was Iceland, and it was quite the adventure! One of the main activities on our itinerary was hiking a glacier. Though being relatively prepared for this journey, mistakes were still made! Here are 7 tips on hiking a glacier in Iceland (during wintertime).   …

Differences Between A Vacation and Volunteering Abroad

I’m excited to say the first person to have written for my blog is my own mother! I co-wrote this post with her [Lynda], as she has participated in a few trips volunteering abroad. In June 2017, she visited the Dominican Republic, which will be compared to my vacation abroad …

5 Travel Packing List Essentials

Traveling always requires some level of “strategic planning” when it comes to packing for your trip. Whether you’re meandering about a city, relaxing on a beach, or hiking in the mountains, the items in your suitcase vary. Regardless of my destination, there are always 5 items that are always on my packing …

4 Easy Ways to Overcome the Language Barrier While Traveling

“I don’t speak German; there’s no way I could visit Germany.” “How did you feel visiting Iceland…you don’t even know the language! Was that hard? “I don’t know enough Spanish to feel comfortable visiting Latin countries.” I couldn’t even begin to tell you how many comments similar to these I’ve heard, …

Why You Need to Travel with your Best Friend

It might be obvious already, but maybe this is the push you need for you both to save that moolah and book that ticket! I think everyone should take a trip with their best friend at least once, and I mean a GAL best friend. No hubbies, no kids, no family – …

Benefits & Risks of Traveling During Hurricane Season

May through November is considered “hurricane season” in the Caribbean. I’ve traveled to Jamaica in October (right during/after Hurricane Matthew–yikes!). Since it was a relatively spontaneous trip, I didn’t realize the timing of hurricane season(oops!). Once learning about Hurricane Matthew, I decided to still go and wing it! Fortunately, we …

Tips for First Time Flyers

Recently, I’ve heard from a good handful of people that they hate flying, flying makes them anxious, or simply that they will NEVER go on a plane…out of fear. This breaks my heart because I feel you can miss out on countless opportunities and experiences. This could mean beautiful destination …

3 Things I Learned from Traveling

      Growing up, I was always taught experiences were more important than things. My parents worked hard so we could spend time as a family on vacations. One of the many ways I plan to follow in their footsteps. Things and items get old, outdated, and may break …