Azores | Terceira Island

Terceira is a volcanic island in the middle of the Atlantic that boasts endless rolling hills of green pasture, outstanding seafood, and endless trails. One of the island’s most dominating features is the incredible intense green of the extensive pastureland, with its meadows walled-in with black volcanic rock giving the impression of a huge patchwork … More Azores | Terceira Island

El Salvador

El Salvador is often skipped over by many travelers – it has a well-known history of civil war and gang crime, and lesser-known reputation for its secluded beaches, lush forestry, and welcoming locals. It is tiny compared to its neighboring countries, and you can honestly explore a good portion of it in 3 to 5 days. As with any country, exercise common sense and general caution, bring your sense of adventure and leave any preconceived notions of the country’s past behind.

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Peru is unmistakably beautiful. We started in Lima and traveled south along the coast before veering east and looping back up north. But if I were to return again, I’d probably take some time to explore the north and less trekked areas. You can find most of the same general information on expat blogs and … More Peru


Despite its notorious reputation for drug trafficking and crime, Colombia is for the most part safe, and definitely worth checking out. I invited my sister, Monica, on this trip with me and made this a “sisters trip” since we hadn’t ever traveled alone together before. Let me just say, it really is a blessing to … More Colombia


Don’t let “rainy season” deter you from exploring one of Central America’s most beautiful countries! At the beginning of September, I embarked on a one week (yes, just one week!) journey through the highlands. And unsurprisingly, my mom tagged along on this trip after getting word that I was headed to Guatemala. We started in … More Guatemala


Belize has it all: beaches, mountains, jungle, you name it. You better Belize it!  What started as a “sisters trip” turned into a family vacation when my parents decided to hijack the trip I planned for my sister and I. Despite the unexpected addition, we had a blast in Belize and would recommend everyone to go! … More Belize

Indonesia Part II

Nusa Lembongan I wish I spent more time in Nusa Lembongan and in Nusa Penida. Due to the minor setback (food poisoning) that took me out for 2 days, I was unable to spend time on the island of Nusa Penida. Rather, I spent the majority of the time on Nusa Lembongan and did a … More Indonesia Part II