My First Time at Disney World

People always find it surprising that I’ve never been on a family vacation. We didn’t grow up very well-off financially and that meant I missed out on a lot of things that are just a given for most children, like going out to eat at restaurants occasionally or having cable TV. It’s something I try not to dwell on and is just a part of what makes me me! But when I got to college I realized there’s something else I missed out on: Everyone in the world has been to Disney at least once. This solidified my belief that going to […]

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How to Travel When You’re Poor

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“How do you afford to travel so much?” Boy do I get asked this a lot! The answer is simple: you can afford anything if you decide you want to. Even if you’re super duper poor. Really, really! Poor is basically my natural state so I’ve become somewhat of an expert at traveling while broke. In the last year and a half I’ve gone on 9 trips and visited 5 countries, all without breaking the bank. Read on to learn how you can travel on a tight budget. You have more money than you think …you just spend it on […]

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Amsterdam in 3 Days

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done? I never know how to answer that because although I like to think of myself as a pretty spontaneous soul, nothing I’ve done stands out as being overly crazy. But if I had to pick something, my craziest thing would involve Amsterdam. And not in the way I bet you think. 😉 Travel Roulette Once I was bit by the travel bug I kinda couldn’t stop booking trips. Especially last-minute cheap trips, those were my favorite. One day at work last September I was having one of those really bad day where everything […]

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An American’s 28 Surprising Observations of Paris

My trip to Paris was the first time I’ve ever really emerged myself into a different culture and oddly enough, it was the subtle differences between our cultures that I found most interesting. I expected all the big cliche ones that are known worldwide, like the French have amazing bread and wine, but there were a ton of little things that I didn’t expect! (Read more: My first trip to Paris) So here I will summarize my observations as an American traveling solo through Paris. These are simply the things I took note of during my first trip to Paris, and […]

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Visiting Colorful San Juan, Puerto Rico

Before I took this trip, I knew nothing about San Juan other than that it’s the capital of Puerto Rico and that means warm weather. I was perusing flights on Jet Blue one day, something I do often, when I saw a flight from Boston to San Juan for a little over $200 round trip. Rule of thumb: if you find a flight to another country for under $500 round trip and you are even mildly interested in the destination, BOOK THAT FLIGHT! Don’t even think about it. This is a unicorn flight and you need to book it. It’s a message […]

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Havasu Falls: Complete Travel Guide

Havasu Falls is the most beautiful place you will ever go in your life. Getting a reservation* is damn near impossible and the hike is long and brutal, but if you’re lucky enough to get the opportunity to visit Havasu Falls, it will be the most worth-it trip you ever take! *As of 2019 reservations can be made online, click here. My trip was planned and brought to life by a travel community I am a part of on Facebook, Girls Love Travel. Despite having the help of veterans who’ve done it before and the coordination of 50 intelligent women, […]

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Visiting Quebec City

My best friend and I decided to take a road trip to Quebec for the weekend, which is only a short 7 hour drive from our hometown of Boston. I had only been to Quebec once before with the French Club in high school, so returning in my twenties was a whole new experience! For some reason that is simply beyond me, the two times I’ve made the drive to Quebec has been in the middle of February when the average temp is about 12 degrees and the entire city is covered in 2 ft of snow. I guess that’s […]

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My First Trip to Paris

Paris, the most visited city in the world. A person’s first time traveling is always going to be meaningful, but I felt extra affectionate towards mine. You see, I’ve studied French since 6th grade and being able to speak French has always been the one thing I can do that most people can not, and I love doing it. I was actually supposed to spend a year in France in college but it wasn’t something I could afford at the time. When I was finally able to visit Paris back in 2015 I had no idea this would be the […]

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