The Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai

Shanghai is one of China’s bustling epicenters with over 24 million people in constant motion. It can be quite difficult to maneuver through deep crowds of passersby especially if you make the misguided judgment call to visit on any of China’s national holidays. It’s easy to spend a day in Shanghai brunching in the French […]

48 Hours on Shengsi Island-Day 2

  Day 2 After a nice afternoon relaxing at the beach on Shengsi Island, I awoke the following day to rain clouds and gloomy skies. However, this suited me just fine since our second day would be out on the sea for a fishing excursion. Really I was just glad that it hadn’t rained on […]

48 Hours on Shengsi Island-Day 1

  Within a few weeks of arriving in China, the school I work at was rewarded with a staff trip. Having just gotten to China, I really didn’t know what all there was to explore here and was surprised to find out that we would be going to an island off Shanghai called Shengsi Island. […]

Travel Destinations of 2015

As 2015 begins, I can’t help but look forward to what new adventures this year will bring. While other people are sweating it out in the gym and planning their meals for the week to kick-start their resolutions, I’m sitting in bed with a bag of candy searching the Internet for places that spark my […]

The Ancient Ruins of Israel

(or some of them anyway…) Israel is a gold mind for ancient ruins and historical places, many of which can date back to the first and second centuries. While on a two-week whirlwind trip to Israel, I was able to see a number of places that are significant for their historical value. Most people immediately […]

Motorcycling to the Sacred Valley

While in Cusco, the members of my party and I were trying to figure out the best way to get to the town of Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley. It’s only about 35 to 40 minutes away from Cusco but a more convenient place to stay since we were heading to Machu Picchu the following […]

How to Get a Job Teaching English Abroad

  When I first looked into teaching English abroad, I was completely overwhelmed. I had no information whatsoever and a handful of questions. It can be a little frustrating at first if you have no idea where to begin. So, here is my guide to help you navigate the waters of applying for an ESL […]

The Pros and Cons of Taking a Tour in England

Ughhh, tours. I know. They don’t have a good rep amongst many travelers arguably because the moment you step on a tour bus, you lose the traveler title and become the much less desirable one: tourist. However, when you’re in a foreign city and lack the mobility of a local, sometimes hopping on a tour […]

Wanderlust Necklace-Buy it here!

Constantly thinking about traveling the world? You are not alone! Wanderlust can be a real distraction. That’s why I created a Wanderlust necklace, because it seems so applicable to anyone who loves travel and can’t wait to see the world!     The Wanderlust Necklace is available in gold or silver and is perfect to […]

Foodie in Frankfurt

Obviously Germany is known for its beer, but I wanted to know how the food would hold up against its liquid counterpart. When I first told people I was going to Germany, I got variations of the same response: “Yeah, the food isn’t very good there,” or “We had a hard time finding a good place […]