My Next Adventure – It’s A Big One!

Some of my friends and family already know this, but I had held back on posting a big announcement until I had more details, more of a solidified plan, and more reassurance that this is something I can, in fact, embark upon. Since I was a little girl, I have dreamed of exploring, of embarking on adventures, of encountering experiences that would make the most of my one chance at life. If life is a cup, I intend to fill…

Best Gifts for the Wanderlust-suffering Globetrotter (pt. 2)

"Um...it's the end of June. Why is the second part of your Best Gifts for the Wanderlust-suffering Globetrotter series appearing now, six months after the holiday season?" you ask. Because I forgot to post it before Christmas. That's why. With that blatant honesty aside, I figured there is never a bad time to discuss the best gifts for the traveler in your life - so I can keep posting installments all year-round. Who doesn't need gift ideas, anyway? Last time,…

Wanderlust taking over

I, as a person, am many things. I am a woman of many interests, several passions, and insurmountable ambition. I also have an addictive personality, which means I easily become absorbed in those interests and passions (as well as my materialistic obsessions with chocolate, coffee, and The Big Bang Theory). But in the past few years, I have diagnosed myself with one more ailment: wanderlust. Wanderlust is the act of pining for movement - for journey, adventure, exploration, or trailblazing.…

Paradise in Prague

In the heart of the Czech Republic, Prague is a vibrant, bustling city - full of history, political undertones, and a jubilant expression of freedom in post-Communist times. I received a healthy dose of Czech charm in this golden-spired city - and it met nearly every single one of my expectations. Cheap beer? Check. Friendly locals? Check. Rich history, sobering Jewish sights, and a vibrant nightlife scene? Check, check, Czech. In a time when the political center of Europe is…

Best gifts for the wanderlust-suffering globetrotter (pt. 1)

Traveling is not just a rewarding sense of fulfillment and adventure; it's a lifestyle. Whether you're on a year-long "discovering me" circumnavigation, or a three-day trek to your favorite big city, the point is travel requires some pretty serious skill. And the more you practice, the better you get. But you can't travel well without the right gear. Unless you're the hardest-core vagabond there is, who jumps on a plane with nothing but a wallet expecting to wing it every…