Semester at Sea Dorm Tour Video

Semester at Sea Dorm Tour

Ok, you know that incredibly neglected YouTube channel I’ve been talking about? Well I just uploaded a new video on it! Like I’ve mentioned in the video, I still get asked about Semester at Sea, so I’m going to use the footage that I have to create helpful guides for people who are setting sail as well. Beyond…

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How Selling Shoes Led Me to Discover My Passion for Traveling

Frequently Asked Question: When were you first bit by the travel bug? It all started with a part-time job selling shoes during my high school years … When I was hired as a sales associate at Aldo Shoes, my 15-almost-16-year-old self was ecstatic! I had a really cool boss, I got to talk about fashion…

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“My Husband is on His Way” and Other Lies I’ve Told as a Solo Female Traveler

I can 100% guarantee that the ladies reading this post have experienced unsolicited physical contact and gazes while out and about at least once in their lives – whether they were in a foreign country or not. And I’m sure we can all agree that the fear of being kidnapped, raped, beaten, and other frightening, unimaginable experiences…

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The DO’s and DONT’s of Being an Expat!

There are tons of ways you can travel! You can do a student exchange program, volunteer in a developing community, backpack independently, or you can become an expat – just like me. You may be wondering … What is an expat exactly? An expat (short for “expatriate”) is someone who resides in another country outside of their…

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Warning: Rattlesnakes in the Area!

When most people think of “Alberta”, images of picturesque mountain lakes, refreshing waterfalls, and striking prairie sunsets naturally pop into their minds. (Meanwhile, people who haven’t been to Canada simply believe the entire country is an Arctic tundra, but I digress.) The beauty of the Albertan badlands shouldn’t go unnoticed. After a day of exploring Dinosaur Provincial Park, a…

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Fresh Air and Fresh Perspectives in Kananaskis Country

Permanence isn’t an idea I’m comfortable with.  My biggest fear is boredom or feeling “stuck”. It outweighs my fear of the unknown. Growing up, I somehow conditioned my prepubescent mind to believe that becoming too emotionally attached to any one place was a recipe for disaster, perhaps because so much in my life has been temporary. My parents uprooted their…

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Top Destinations in Banff, Alberta

What’s the best thing about living in Canada? (Well, besides poutine and polite people.) I would have to say that as an Albertan, it’s the fact that the Canadian Rocky Mountains are right in your backyard. There is nothing more refreshing than crystal clear waters and mountain views that are incredibly abundant in Banff, Alberta. Here are…