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…

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…

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…

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…

“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…

4 Useful Things I Learned While Road Tripping Across India

Originally posted on RUSL Travelling teaches you new things no matter how often you leave home behind. But road trips are a whole other ball game. Here are some things I learned while doing a road trip through India. You will have poo issues It happens to even the strongest of digestive systems. Because your sleep…

“I’m too broke to travel”: A Realistic Guide to Globe-Hopping

A lot of people automatically assume my family is hella rich or I lowkey earn side checks at Zanzibar because those are the only ways I could possibly afford to travel. As much as I’d prefer those presumptions to be true, there are many other ways I’m able to scrape a budget together. Now, I’d…

RU Abroad with Zahra: Travelling Alone as a Woman

Originally posted on RU Student Life Ola! Sadly, that was my entire Portuguese vocabulary I just used for you guys… Moving on, some of you already know me because of my work with RU Student Life as a storyteller but in case you don’t, my name is Zahra, I’m starting my third year at Ryerson…