PICK-POCKETED in PARIS + PARIS VLOG

I’ve been extremely fortunate in my travels to never be a victim of a serious crime or just general “L”s from life, knock on wood. Even though I’ve made, and with no doubt, continue to make some extremely STUPID choices at airports, border controls, and with directions, I’ve walked out of these situations reinsured that…

Tunisia: The Cheap Alternative to Greece

Small country: Check On the coast of Mediterranean beaches: Check Blue doors on white homes: CHECK and CHECK Don’t lie to yourself, as much as you love the rush of big cities like London, Barcelona, or Tokyo, sometimes you just need a good portion of sun, beach, desert, and palm trees. Definitely, I do. Now…

Granada: An Arabic Heaven on Earth in Spain

But first, a bit of history From time, historical records show Granada ruled by Caliphs, Sultans, and dynasties. The Moorish empire once stretched right up into the north of Spain. When the various Christian groups settled their differences, they joined together and drove the Arabs out. Granada was the last stronghold in Spain that succumbed…

Paris, is it worth the hype?

Warning: The following content may contain elements that can distort unrealistic fantasies of Paris and is unsuitable for audiences who want to continue to have Eiffel Tower magazine cutouts on their honeymoon vision boards. Viewer discretion is advised. When traveling, there are two things that I factor in harshly: a high culture shock and a…

Top 12 Bollywood Songs to Add to Your Travel Playlist Now

Though headphones have become an extension of the body, I try to leave them at the bottom of my bag when traveling. Getting lost in the rhythm of traffic and deciphering languages my tongue is not accustomed to takes priority. Nevertheless, transits are liminals where pre-prepped playlists are crucial. I can’t imagine spending my time doing anything else but…

Food: A Crash Course in Culture for Travelers

My advice to anyone wanting to learn more about a culture through travel is simple: eat. My inner gym fiend hates me for saying this but we all know I only workout to binge on calories the size of Kanye’s ego.   Traveling on a budget has oftentimes caused me to suppress food as last…

How I Lost My Phone, Job, and BFF in the First 40 hrs of 2018

Long story short, I went to a party on NYE and lost my phone. And everything just sort of went downhill from there. Now let’s rewind to catch you up.  December 29, 2017. My friends and I went to Montreal to celebrate New Years because we thought Toronto was too mainstream. Anyways, we packed our…

Love Letters to Cities Every Brown Girl Dates

Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, “I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.” – Lisa St. Aubin de Teran I’ll admit it. I’m a bit promiscuous when it comes to dating cities. Spending the day with one and waking up with another has become a…

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…