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One Bag Travel

How to Buy the Perfect “One Bag” Pack or Suitcase for YOU

  One bag travel is all about choosing a bag, packing list, and supplies that make it easy to enjoy travel without the need to spend unnecessary energy or expense lugging around stuff you didn’t really need. One bag travelers have the freedom to explore more freely, to dedicate more energy to travel, and to …


Visiting Plitvice Park + Accessibility Report for Older & Physically Limited Bodies

  Visiting Plitvice National Park in Croatia was one of the highlights of my recent trip to Croatia. I chose a guided tour from Zadar, Croatia as my entry to Plitvice National Park, but there are a number of different ways to access this area. Standard buses – not just tour buses arrive and depart …

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Seattle Travel

The PNW Hiking Trail where Gnomes Roam – Seattle Day Trips

  If you’re seeking a quirky half-day adventure near Seattle, look no further than the gnome trail in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains about an hour east of downtown Seattle. The gnome trail is a collective art project, collaboratively in a state of constant creation and change thanks to visitors who participate in this …

Digital Nomads

Solo Traveler’s Guide to Sleeping Anywhere (Even in a Hostel Dorm)

Getting a good night’s sleep while traveling is challenging for most sleepers, but if you have a bit of insomnia back home, sleeping while traveling can be even more difficult. While laying awake in your own comfy bed back home is unpleasant, laying in a hostel dorm staring at the bunk above you and listening …

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Travel Art Journal

The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Travel Journal – Bullet Style, Art Journal, or Long Format Writing

A travel journal can be a profound way to record your travels. In a time when destinations, souvenirs, and even iconic photo-ops barely vary from traveler to traveler, any journal you create with your thoughts, writing, art, and scribbles create a one-of-a-kind travel record that is 100% unique and 100% you. In this article, we’ll …

Travel Uncategorized

Choosing the Right Travel Daypack: My Favorite Bag + the $2 Security Device I Take on Every Trip

Despite a few  international travel trips in the past, my summer 2017 trip to Italy, Croatia, and Bosnia was my first solo International trip. For me, travelling internationally is always high stress, and traveling alone definitely added a layer of anxiety to my travel at first. Being extra vigilant about my security felt important, so …

Show Stopping Souvenirs Travel

International Thrifting – How to buy memorable souvenirs around the world

    One of my very favorite ways to remember my travels is through the artful objects collected on my various trips. Learning to see objects as art has made souvenir shopping so much more interesting and now, one of my favorite elements of travel! When I was a bit younger I assumed the best …


Easy Recipes to Make in an Airbnb Kitchen (International or USA)

Perhaps one of the hardest parts of long-term travel is the care and feeding of my own body. What’s familiar and second-nature back home, takes energy- and often creativity- when traveling. When I settle into a work-friendly AirBnB for a few days to catch up on business (Usually about 5 to 7 days) I find …


Essential Packing List for Traveling Eastern Europe by Train

  Traveling by train is one of the best ways to see Romania, although actually a less-popular mode of travel for locals. The Romanian rail system has a reputation for being unreliable and very slow. This reputation has led most Romanian citizens to abandon train travel entirely, resulting in low operating budgets and even rarer …