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…

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…

Sharm al Sheikh: A Vacation from Travel Explained through Etymology

Etymology: the study of the history of words, their origins, and how their form and meaning have changed over time. The term “the etymology (of a word)” means the origin of the particular word. Ever since my awesome Rhetoric and Persuasion professor (shout out to Dale Smith) introduced me to etymology, I’ve been obsessed with finding the roots of diction…

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…

Life in a Suitcase: Packing 21 lbs. of Good Vibes Only

There is this stereotype that young people travel to find themselves but I think most of us do it to run away from a certain reality. Imagining a 9 to 5 routine after graduation felt like an early funeral. Alright, that’s a little fluffed but I don’t know why an appetite for cultural change is…

Trips to Take This Summer to Celebrate Canada 150

If I was to be stuck in a country for my entire life, I’d pick Canada. You can spend 4 hours on the plane, shift entire time zones, and still be in the same country, that’s how big this land is and I realize how thankful I am to be here every time I leave…

“Cuba Body” & Tips For Cheap Travel Fashion Essentials

Do you feel like you dress better when you travel or is that just me? For shorter trips, I plan my outfits to the T so I don’t over pack. For Cuba, I refused to pack pants because I hate them so much. Pants, especially in hotter climates, are torturous. As you guys know, I…

Zahra Time Travels in Cuba

As a child going through my parent’s black and white high school pictures, I assumed that’s how life was back in the day: colorless. Regardless of 10-year-old Zahra’s imagination being shattered when her mom told her she was an idiot for thinking so, reality finally settled in in Cuba. I never thought time travel would…