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Where have I been + Do travel horror stories scare you away from certain destinations?

It’s been a month since my first post of the year! What have I been up to all this time?! Well, I started my nursing major on January 14th and have been caught up in the wonderful world of science and math ever since! I wasn’t happy with my desk job, so I applied to … Continue reading

“Fear means GO”

So we’ve officially made it past the first week of 2013. Amazing, right?! HAPPY NEW YEAR! I just returned to the Bahamas yesterday from an awesome 2 weeks in Canada. Gotta love that snow! (Ha) Since it’s the beginning of the year, I want to share something I found inspirational on the page of one … Continue reading

Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday Travel

To all who celebrate this joyous holiday, seasons greetings from my family to yours. Thinking of holiday travel, outside of returning home for family reunions? Well, I am! This year I decided to bring in the New Year for the first time outside of the Bahamas. I’ve been craving snow and cooler weather so Canada … Continue reading

Feeling obligated to visit major tourist attractions

I was watching my travel hero, Anthony Bourdain on his old show “No Reservations” the other day. He was in Egypt describing the culture, food and people there. In one of the car scenes, his cab driver asked when he’d be visiting the Sphinx and he said never. In no way did he want to … Continue reading

My obsession with Afternoon Tea

What does an island girl know about tea? A whole lot, apparently. The Bahamas was once a British colony and those Brits definitely left their mark on aspects of our Bahamian culture, like drinking tea in large amounts. We all know why the British do it – their climate can be cold and rainy most … Continue reading

Something Different: Whale Watching in Victoria, BC

Last year, I visited the gorgeous city of Victoria in British Columbia (Canada) and booked a whale watching tour with Eagle Wing Tours. I was alone and thought it would be a great way to meet people and get out of the city for a bit. The tour group comprised of folks around the world, … Continue reading

My Approach to Solo Travel

I was tired of waiting. That was the driving force behind the decision to travel by myself. For most of my life, I traveled with family or friends, which was great. I was young and didn’t have a lot of commitments outside of school, church and home. Fast forward a few years to ‘adult me’ … Continue reading

Five Ways to Travel Light

I’ve gone from jumbo suitcases to a backpack while on the road because I want to travel as carefree as possible. The less things I am responsible for while in a foreign country, the better. Reducing my travel load took changing my approach to how and what I pack. Here are the five ways I’ve … Continue reading

Travel: Why I Made the Switch from Checked Luggage to Carry-on

It was like night and day. By simply avoiding travel with a suitcase, I was able to experience what I call the “Fabulous F’s” – freedom, flexibility and forgoing forfeiting (extra) finances. HA! I decided last year that 2012 would be the year that I finally travel with just a carry-on, whether it was by … Continue reading

Travel: How much personal info do you share with others?

Picture this: you are on an 8-hr flight and you’re seated next to the most talkative, open and friendly person in THE WHOLE WORLD. All you say is “Hi, how are you?” and that sparks a whirlwind, two-hour conversation. Before you even get to introduce yourself and say your name, you know every intimate detail … Continue reading

Travel: My first experience with AirBnB [Review]

We all know that London is an expensive city. We also know that the dollar isn’t as strong as it used to be, while the sterling pound is at its strongest ever. As I planned out my trip to London, I had to find a way to make my dollars stretch as much as possible … Continue reading

The Importance of Preparing for Travel

I have been in prep mode as the time for my next big trip draws closer. What I’ve noticed is that a carefree attitude leading up to travel is never a good idea. There is more to do than buying tickets and packing your bags. Also, I’ve learned that there are some aspects of preparing … Continue reading

Travel Update: Europe Trip 2012

An update on my plans for Europe this fall! So much has changed since I posted this entry on possibly backpacking Europe this year. At first I wanted to backpack across the whole dang continent, but job commitments won’t allow me to have more than 3 weeks of vacation time. There’s no way I could … Continue reading

Travel: Jet Lag and how to reduce it

About to travel for more than 3 hours? Gonna have to endure 3 connecting flights with grueling layovers and a 19+hrs travel day? Headed to a country that is 6-12 hours ahead of time, or 4 hours behind the time in your home country? I’ve been there. In my earlier (and less prepared) years of … Continue reading

Travel: Planning on backpacking Europe (at some point)

I am considering backpacking Europe alone…within the next three to five years. First things first – after about 3 months of researching group tours, I’ve decided to go on a group tour this year just to get a taste of a few countries and major tourist attractions. However, I also plan on going on a … Continue reading

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