Exploring Jerash, Jordan, The Rome of the Middle East

As any reader of this blog knows, I absolutely adore history. But despite seeing Roman ruins...more

Life Out West: Months 7 & 8

Since I moved to Denver, I’ve been posting monthly updates about the ups and downs of life out west: check out...more

The Best Adventure Activities in Jordan

Over the years I’ve become an increasingly adventurous traveler. I’ve gone canyoning in Vietnam, hiked the most active volcano in Bali, dived with sharks in Indonesia, paraglided in the Swiss Alps and endured...more

Saying Goodbye to the Backpacking Lifestyle: A Week in Hanoi and Halong Bay

I have a confession. Despite its iffy reputation, I love backpacking. And what do I mean by “backpacking”? ...more

Life After Travel: My Denver Apartment Tour

After living in France with a host family and then backpacking the world for a year, I was ready...more

My Favorite Moments in Jordan

Oh, Jordan. As you may have seen on Instagram, Amanda, Jessica, Julika and I could not have had more fun on our #GirlsGoneJordan campaign. While a lot of bloggers complain that press trips are awkward because they’re...more

Life Out West: Month 6

While on my RTW trip I loved posting...more

Tieks: My Favorite Travel Flats + a Giveaway!

On most of my backpacking trips,...more

My Two-Week Itinerary for Malaysia

While I didn’t know much about Malaysia before visiting, I quickly came to love it. I journeyed to Malaysia overland from Thailand, and instantly the landscape changed: better, cleaner roads, no billboards, women in colorful headdresses, verdant rice paddies and wild, red-earthed jungle. Second only to Singapore, Malaysia is the richest country in Southeast Asia, making public transit a breeze and the level of English impressively high ....more

How to Balance Blogging with a Full-time Job: Advice From the Pros

For the first two years of my blogging career, I churned...more