Hi fraaands, If you’ve been reading along you know that I spent 2 awesome, kick-ass, mother-flippin crazy months in South East Asia. So, as you can imagine, I did NOT want to come back. But obvs, I did, and I am here and surprisingly, quite happy. At first I didn’t feel this way. I was going … More Why Los Angeles always sucked, until now
Hi Fraaands 🙂 I have just returned from my 2 month journey in south east Asia and could not be missing it more! I finally slept last night, in my current time zone, so I am awake enough to write! When traveling, there’s always someone around to tell you what you should do…and what you … More Top 11 things to NOT do in Asia, that I totally did
A few days ago, while driving to Padang Bay, we passed a cremation ceremony, also known as Ngaben. In Bali, a formal ceremony is held for just about everything, including funerals. We hopped out of the car and our Balinese friend explained the ceremony to us. When a death occurs, the entire village comes together. … More Balinese cremation ceremony
Have you heard of the app called Time hop? It connects with your Facebook account, for example, and once a week or so, will send you back in time through your old photos. I enjoy it because it reminds me of happy memories, which are usually the only ones I share on Facebook. Today’s Time hop … More A solo beginner, in Lyon
Hi everybody, The first time I ever traveled solo, I went to Lyon, France. I spent 5 amazing days there learning, exploring, and discovering why Lyon is such a great place to visit. Not necessarily an alternative to Paris, but certainly a to-go for your list! Food, food, food! Lyon is the gastronomic capital of … More 5 Reasons why Lyon needs to be on your To Go list!
¡Hola a todos! ¡No queria dejar mi gente latina afuera de mis aventuras! Cada semana voy a dedicar una entrada en el blog escrita en español. Puede que sea un resumen de la semana o algo totalmente aleatorio. Hoy les quiere explicarpor que empece este blog! Al final de septiembre embarco en un tour del Sudeste de … More Aquí se habla español
Hi everybody, Now that I’ve gone and told my whole little world about my blogging, I feel as though all the doors to travel opportunities have been flung open and are beckoning me. They’re calling out and saying “Vanessa, come visit this place. No, no, come here; we have a better exchange rate!” Hahahaha Well … More How to score cheap flights to Awesome places
To do, or not to do? I LOVE solo traveling. My first trip solo was to France, and the first two weeks, if you can believe it, I went straight back to my hotel at sunset. Yes- I was staying in hotels!! And I was fearful roaming about by myself at night. I know, I flew … More Walking alone at night
Free international calls, have a cell phone? Don’t worry about the rest! … More Staying in touch…FOR FREE?!
Hi everyone! Earlier this week a dear old friend from elementary school text me. She asked me a question that in turn pushed me to admit my motives. “Why Thailand?” We talk sparingly, so I was a bit surprised from her out of the blue-ness, but I answered with the first thing that came to … More Why Thailand?