On Choosing Between Travel And a Secure Life

In Morocco One thing I really want to address is one of the issues which comes along with long-term traveling, an issue which at least I have struggled a lot with – the issue of sacrifices. While going for a short vacation won’t require you to make any greater sacrifices than maybe cutting back on Starbucks…

Oktoberfest in Munich

Drinking beer and eating Lebkuchen at Oktoberfest  Since I packed my bags and left Germany in 2013 after six monthts of living there, I have been back a few times. One of those times was to fulfill a dream – experiencing Oktoberfest in Munich. Now, this wasn’t the most natural of decisions for me since…

What To Do When You Can’t Travel

Living with wanderlust can be a wonderful thing; it means that you view the world as a playground, and every part of it is fascinating. And while I personally love having this feeling of wonder when thinking about foreign lands, it can also be endlessly frustrating when you aren’t able to satisfy your wanderlust. When…

Thoughts in Belarus: On Being Understood by No One

Alone in a forest with no idea what is going on  When thinking of traveling in Europe, I think that few people would consider Belarus as a possible destination. The same goes for me; I highly doubt I would have ever bought plane tickets to Belarus with the sole intention of exploring the country, but…

Female Solo Travel and the Men I Meet

In Morocco  I have plenty of men in my life whom I love immensely. I have a father who is my role model and biggest supporter, a brother whom I love more than anything in this world and would do anything for, male friends who are always there for me, and not to mention all…

Thoughts in Israel: Do I Travel to Run From my Problems?

At the Western Wall How many here have ever heard that leaving a place when you encounter problems means that you are running away from your issues? I certainly have. You are supposed to deal with the hand you were dealt, and leaving means that you are irresponsible, unequipped to deal with what life throws…

Borrowing Someone Else’s Life

Volunteering at an English camp for children in northern Italy Regardless of how amazing life may be, it can sometimes be easy to get bored of it. Having routine is great, but when you wake up on Monday morning feeling like you have lived this exact day about a million times before, it does feel…

Thoughts in Belfast: Why You Should Visit Small Cities

A sculpture in Belfast with the innovative name “The Big Fish” When I moved to England last October I had a plan to visit as many places and countries as I could in the UK. I wanted to go to Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Dublin. This, however, turned out to be a bit more easily said…

The Impact of Meeting New People

In Egypt  Me and my best friend landed in Egypt late at night. It was the end of November, but still much warmer than the snowy place we had just arrived from. Our flight had been delayed, and when we were greeted by our driver outside of the airport we apologized for making him wait, but…