To the Northeast

Preparing for a trip is almost as fun as actually going on the trip.

Free Writing Workshop

If you are looking for some advice to improve your writing, you might want to check out Dave Fox’s free audio workshop.

10 Items You Wish You Packed

Sure you’ve packed enough underwear to last twice your stay, and your liquids are all stored appropriately in the correct size containers, but what should you pack beyond the basics? There are many items we could do without, but here are some items you should consider for your next trip.

Calendar Art

If your traveling on a budget or trying to eliminate baggage weight, you might want to consider the versatility of a calendar as a souvenir.  Calendars typically don’t take up much space, and the right one can become inexpensive art. I found a calendar in the Cinque Terre that reflected the vibrancy and color of…

Taking Better Photos Through Glass

Have you ever been on a bus or train and you see the perfect view ahead of you, but when you try to take a picture, it is a disaster?  Maybe it is blurry, or that oil smudge from someone’s head is not only gross, but also now captured in your photo.  If you are…

Paris Metro 101

The Paris Metro is like arteries hidden under the city skin.  These tunnels take you all over the city.  I love rising from the Metro to find unexplored territory, or a grand sight right before me.  Some people may be intimidated by the system, but it really is efficient and much more affordable than a…

Thoughts on Solo Travel

Solo travel is often portrayed through idealistic eyes.  I know that was my original perspective.  After being on my own for nearly a month, my view has become a little more realistic.  Every person will have a different perspective because we are all in different situations.  I am a young female who is not terribly…

The Life of Travel

My tour guide last summer said that there are good days and bad days in travel.  Sometimes I have this idea that every day will be perfect and unforgettable.  But she was right.  There are ups and downs just as there are in “real” life.  Most of the time, all is wonderful, but there are…

Building an Itinerary

I originally thought this would be a go with the flow month in Paris, but I’m realizing that I love planning way too much.  My itinerary is a guide, not a schedule.  There are plenty of things I want to do, so mapping them out provides the best options and best use of my time. …