Those Post-Travel Blues

This week has not been a good week (insert pout face). I flew back into Boston Sunday night after an amazing week in London. Back to reality Monday morning, sifting through my mountain of emails, checking my overflowing voice mail, scheduling meetings with clients who I’ve been ignoring via my out of office for the past…

Note to Self: 10 Things Not to Forget Before A Trip Overseas

 1. A toothbrush/toothpaste. Usually the toothbrush, the more crucial of the pair. This is my number one offender. You’d think I would learn and pack a spare in every travel bag or something clever, but I do not. Instead, I end up having to buy a new toothbrush as soon as I hit ground. 2….

The Packing Diaries: Four Days in Philadelphia

One of the biggest pre-trip questions is always, what should I pack?! I love packing, and am always striving to pack lightly. There are lots of reasons to pack lightly. My constant attempt to pack minimally is partially derived from the fact that I seem to only have weekender and “pack all worldly possessions for…

Culinary Wanderings: French Baguette

Food is one of my greatest loves in life. Trying new cuisines is one of the absolute best parts about traveling, and great food can easily be the highlight of a trip. When I was 18, I went to England with my dad to see my beloved Manchester United play in Manchester. While in London visiting family en…

How to Save Money At the Airport

Airports are some of my absolute favorite places in the world. I love (nearly) everything about them. I love people watching, I love perusing the duty free shops, and most of all, I love the feeling of excitement I get being in an airport, off on another adventure. Airports just have a feeling of promise. Some…

Weekend Wanderings: New York

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’m a big fan of taking little weekend trips closer to home when bigger adventures are out of your reach and your budget. Last weekend, I went to New York to visit some of my friends from grad school- incidentally, all of whom landed on the East Coast after surreptitiously…

Tips to Make Extra Cash for Travel

Sometimes your 9-5 salary doesn’t leave quite enough left at the end of the month to grow your travel fund as quickly as you’d like, or even at all. When this is your reality, but you don’t want to give up on travel, never fear, hope is not lost. If there’s no raise in your…

When Your Travel Fund Suddenly Becomes Your Emergency Fund

About a month ago, I learned a very costly adult life lesson. I had spent the last 7 months or so being fairly serious about setting aside money for savings and travel. I was planning on going to London in the spring, Cairo in the late summer, and mayyyyybe a summer trip to Paris for…

Why I’m Starting a Travel Blog

I’ve been thinking about starting a travel/lifestyle/travel lifestyle blog for absolutely ages, but only just now finally putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) to make it come to life. My story is probably pretty typical- millennial  living in East coast city has a love for travelling but lacks the budget and vacation time…