6 REASONS TO GO TO THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS NOW

6 REASONS TO GO TO THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS NOW

To say the Galapagos Islands were one of the most surreal, jaw-dropping places I've ever been to, leaving me with the urge to abandon everything I've ever loved for a simpler life, would be a massive understatement. The 19-island archipelago has a lot to offer…
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EVACUATING PUERTO AYORA FOR A TSUNAMI ALERT

EVACUATING PUERTO AYORA FOR A TSUNAMI ALERT

Mother Nature played a very cruel April Fool's joke on us down here in Puerto Ayora yesterday. The day started off great. I woke up early, went on a relaxing yacht ride to Bartolome (my new favorite place in the world by the way), took…
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THAT TIME WE KILLED AND ATE A PET BUNNY

THAT TIME WE KILLED AND ATE A PET BUNNY

“Just slit the throat, cut the anus, and let it all fall out." Not exactly the first words you want to hear after walking into a cabin full of strangers you’ll be locked up with in the woods for the next 48 hours. What the…
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MY FIRST TASTE OF TURKEY

MY FIRST TASTE OF TURKEY

The first couple days after returning from vacation are always a struggle—even more so when you know you’ll be jetting off to another exotic location the following week. From jet lag and slowly coaxing yourself out of vacation mode, to gauging your answer to the infamous…
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HOW TO NOT PISS OFF A NEW YORKER

HOW TO NOT PISS OFF A NEW YORKER

It's March. The temperature's finally above freezing (even if only for a couple of days), which means it's almost tourist season in New York. So if you're planning a trip while hoping to avoid "the angry New Yorker," you might want to brush up on…
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17 WAYS TO TRAVEL MORE WITH A FULL TIME JOB

17 WAYS TO TRAVEL MORE WITH A FULL TIME JOB

"You're so lucky." "Do you ever work?" "You must be rich." "How do you have so much time off work?" These are just a few things I hear every time I jump on a plane, so please, allow me to answer. Yes, I'm fortunate to…
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MY BIG FAT GREEK VACATION

MY BIG FAT GREEK VACATION

Move over Mexican food. There's a new first place contender for my gluttonous fat girl heart. With its economy deep, deep in the shitter, I wasn't really sure what to expect while I was in Greece. So I split my time between the ruins of…
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I GOT SCUBA CERTIFIED AND PUKED ON MY INSTRUCTOR

I GOT SCUBA CERTIFIED AND PUKED ON MY INSTRUCTOR

By some fucking miracle, I finished my PADI open water certification down in Marathon, Florida. And no, the open water dives weren't any easier than the confined dives at the YMCA. The morning started off just fine. The sun was shining, the previous day's wind…
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WHERE IN THE WORLD AM I GOING NEXT?

WHERE IN THE WORLD AM I GOING NEXT?

Sometimes I amaze myself with my process behind booking a trip. Sometimes I plan the hell out of it. Sometimes the planning overwhelms me to the point where I actually get bored with that destination so I randomly go somewhere else at the last minute.…
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