The Fashionista’s Guide to Getting a Bargain Abroad

I’ve managed to save over $500 on designer purses and shoes in the past year. You may be wondering how. The answer is simple. I’ve waited to buy luxury goods until I visit their country of origin. Buying European luxury goods in the country in which they’re manufactured is drastically cheaper than buying them in…

Chilladelphia: Made in America 2016

Labor Day weekend is an expensive time to travel from the States. I had fully intended to visit Denver during the holiday weekend, however flights were averaging $450 from NYC airports. One of the most important keys to travelling on a budget is flexibility. Upon realizing that flights to Denver were out of my budget,…

5 to Survive: Spain

Viva España! I’ve just returned from 10 days in Lisbon, Barcelona, Rome, and Ibiza. This year I’ve been to 10 countries in Europe, and Spain has worked its way up to my top five. My best friend and I have taken a trip together every year since we graduated from college. This year she got…

Solo Travel is NOT for Everyone

Nowadays it seems solo travel is being pushed harder than waist trainers and detox teas. There are entire blogs and vlogs dedicated to the “feat” of solo travel. Mention that you want to travel someplace but don’t have friends down to go with you and you’ll have 100+ people encouraging you to go solo faster…

5 to Survive: Iceland

Iceland seems to be on sale in 2016. I’ve seen deals from all over the East Coast and budget carriers, such as WOW Air and JetBlue, fly into KEF (Reykjavik) regularly. If you’re not interested in spending more than 24 hours in the country both Icelandair and WOW Air offer stopovers  en route to destinations in Europe….

Guest Post: Bali on a Budget

If you have not gotten the chance to read my previous article on Australia, you can do so here. The next stop on my 2 week journey was Bali. What’s Your Name? In this ancient culture, the most commonly used names indicate the person’s order of birth. Wayan is typically the most common name for…

Saudades de Salvador da Bahia

Saudade is a Portuguese word that has no English equivalent. Defining it as missing something or someone is insufficient. On a basic level it can mean a deep longing or feeling of nostalgia. I can think of no better word to describe my feelings for Salvador da Bahia. One of the most wonderful experiences I…

5 to Survive: Brazil

Olá! I’ve just returned from a 5 day trip to Brazil (Salvador da Bahia & Rio de Janeiro). I was so in love with the country that I started writing this article while there. Brazil has been in the media frequently lately for everything from zika to the Olympics. Several people discouraged me from visiting,…

Iceland

Assorted pics from Iceland