22 Things I’ve UNLearned About Traveling at 22

This is my official adult birthday since graduation and I celebrated by getting my eyebrows done, putting the $50 mom gifted me into my savings, and doing leg day after a 9 hour shift. With that said, I’m still sort of satisfied. I felt the love coming all the way from Vancouver to Hong Kong. This entire…

Travel Bucket List Inspired by My Favorite Travel Instagram Accounts

Despite feeling inferior compared to the galaxy on starry nights, I really don’t believe the world is a small place. The more I travel, the more I want to keep traveling. Wanderlust has consumed me and I have no intention of stopping anytime soon. Ever since Instagram developed the post saving feature, this infection has only…

Ideas For Gifts That Travelers Actually Want

Christmas (and my birthday) are around the corner and I’m reminded of it every living breathing minute as a mall girl. Yes, I’ve taken up retail now. What can I say? I’m just a sucker for corporate holidays that I don’t even celebrate. Personalizing gifts for individuals is something really important to me and watching…

How to Convince Your Brown Parents to Let You Travel the World

Convincing parents to let you travel alone is generally hard, but asking as a brown girl is even worse. I was triggered to write this post because my Pakistani/Muslim co-worker recently told me that her 19-year-old twin brother got to travel across Europe with his friends but she could never imagine her parents letting her…

Privilege Check: Let’s Stop Saying “Anyone” Can Travel

I often ask myself what it is about travel I love so much. Initially, I thought it was all the new places and experiences. Though this is true, there’s more to it. I’ve only recently put the pieces together. The real reason I love to travel so much is because I get to indulge in…

A 5 Day Template to Date Any City Ft. Istanbul, Turkey

Sometimes even the most anticipated cities are the most difficult to plan. I’ve been to Istanbul at least four times due to layovers but I never had the time or budget to leave the airport. I used to watch uncountable hours of Turkish dramas that rocketed my excitement and gave me a ton of ideas…

Sharm al Sheikh: A Vacation from Travel Explained through Epistemology

Epistemology: the theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope. Epistemology is the investigation of what distinguishes justified belief from opinion. Ever since my awesome Rhetoric and Persuasion professor (shout out to Dale Smith) introduced me to epistemology, I’ve been obsessed with finding the roots of diction I cherish. As someone…

Everything You Need to Know Before Teaching English Abroad

I’m sure many of us have thought of doing this at some point. Especially when we’re broke and desperate to travel fresh out of our undergrad with little to no experience in teaching whatsoever.  If you end up finding the right opportunity, take these tips with you. You are not a real English teacher so…

One small step for man, one giant leap for Chef Zahra

August 3rd, 2017 This day should really go down in history. After 21 years, 7 months, and 3 days, Zahra Khozema cooked herself a meal without the help of a microwave, Maggie, or mama. As someone who LOVES to eat, it’s a shame I can’t cook. It truly is disgraceful, not because I should know…

Behind the Scenes of Glamourous Travel

In a world where Instagram acts as a resume, it’s distasteful to display weaknesses, especially in the sector of picture perfect travel. Though travel encompasses many elements of self-growth, it is only achieved when every layer of your limit is stripped bone-naked. There have been so many times I’ve wanted to drop everything and take…