THE ULTIMATE SOUTHEAST ASIA BUCKET LIST

Backpacking through Southeast Asia is a must-do trip in your 20’s (Really for any age, though the backpacking culture in Asia is heavily 20-somethings). It’s beautiful, full of culture and most of all: it’s cheap. In between drinking on the beach and losing your belongings, you’ll find numerous activities to do, temples to climb and […]

BUCKET LIST: RIDE IN A SEA PLANE

So, riding in a sea plane wasn’t even really on my radar…mostly because I assumed I was too poor to be fancy. But, when you don’t book your ferry ticket ahead of time and then realize they are all sold out on the morning of your expected departure…you have to start looking into some other options […]

BE IN TWO PLACES AT ONCE IN QUITO, ECUADOR

Mitad del Mundo Mitad del Mundo in Quito, Ecuador is a monument situated in a small square that has a yellow line drawn down the middle of it, which divides the Northern hemisphere and the Southern hemisphere. Mitad del Mundo literally means ‘half of the world’, though most people translate it as ‘middle of the world’ […]

THE INFAMOUS PLANK WALK (AND WHERE IT ACTUALLY LEADS!)

The Plank Walk at Mount Huashan had a viral stint in which it was deemed The World’s Most Dangerous Hiking Trail by the internet jurists, which naturally compelled me to file it under ‘bucket list’. After reading several of these articles online, I was under the impression that you had to face the infamous plank walk if […]

THE WORLD’S LARGEST ICE AND SNOW FESTIVAL

Each winter, people from all over Asia take an unexpected turn and migrate North to the city of Harbin. There are very few things that could prompt me to take a vacation further north in the dead of winter. However, I was more than willing to lay my bikini aside and join the migration to […]

BUCKET LIST: LEARN HOW TO SCUBA DIVE

One of the nice things about Miami is that there is always someone you know who either owns a boat or has access to one. I just so happen to be friends with some pretty serious divers who not only have a boat, but have their own equipment and tanks too. So when they asked […]