Category: Thoughts on The Fly

5 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid While Backpacking

Okay, so, after a couple international trips and traveling for about a year, I've realized that there are so many mistakes everyone makes on their first trip. They are super common, and easy to avoid! My hope is that after reading this article, you will be able to enjoy you're trip, and perhaps avoid exhausting yourself, wondering if you've seen everything, or regretting the money you've spent on your trip. 

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The Art of Public Transit: My Four, Unbreakable, Cardinal Rules

I love traveling solo... most of the time. To be honest, I feel safer in most places while traveling than I do back in the states. However, I have four cardinal rules that I follow while waiting for the buses here in Costa Rica. Why? Because the stations in San Jose are in the worst neighborhoods. Additionally, bus stations in other places also seem to attract characters of all sorts. These rules can be applied almost everywhere and won't lead you astray.

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Remembering My Grandma Ginger

I’m boarding a plane to Stockholm Tuesday evening. I will arrive in Sweden the next day, September 6, around 9am. I had initially planned to prepare for my trip last week by putting my items in storage, packing, calling about my financial stuff, squeezing in a couple of extra shifts at my per diem job,…

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Curveballs

"Like baseball, life throws curveballs at you. your choices will not effect the speed, position, or velocity of the ball. The only part of the game you have control over..... is the reaction you have to the pitch."

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Out of The Fish Tank

On March 14 of this year, I turned 27. 27. I officially can not pretend I am in my early twenties anymore. I am an adult. For the past two years, I have been working around the clock, dreaming impossible dreams of traveling the world by myself. The older I get, the more I realize…

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Life: Back to Square 1

I can’t believe it has been almost a year since I first booked my ticket to Portugal. Since then, I have gone back to Europe, visited Scotland, driven to Canada, gained a boyfriend, and, arguably, have overcome a quarter-century crisis. Oh and I’m graduating from graduate school. I miss travelling a ton! I haven’t been…

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