Pack With Me! Carry-on Edition


Hello friends! I know its been a while since I’ve posted anything, but its been a really busy couple of months, what with the holidays and getting settled into my new job. Anyway, I forgot to share with you guys that I’ve booked a trip back to my beloved second home, the United Kingdom, for…

My Favorite Things: The Bucket List Traveller’s Top 6 Teashops around the World


“Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage…” -Catherine Douzel

…and every real voyage deserves a good cup of tea. Tea is one of the few things that is commonly found in all corners of the world, from Yerba Mate in Argentina to English Breakfast in England, from Darjeeling in India to simple yet invigorating green teas in China. In Turkey everyone comes together over tiny shot-like cups of sweet apple tea or a pure black, from ice cream vendors to restauranteurs to shop keepers, uniting locals and tourists alike. Discovering a new teahouse or shop is, for me, a goldmine when traveling. I’ve rarely found a tea shop that I haven’t enjoyed, but some certainly stand out more than others. Here’s a list of my top six tea spots around the world, plus a bonus destination at the end!

Canterbury: The Land of Fairy Tales and Short Shorts


I’ve been in England for a little over a month now, and I cannot believe that I still haven’t managed to make a post yet. I’ve been pretty busy, and haven’t had a whole lot of time to go sightseeing yet, so I don’t have a super awesome informative post for all of you guys…

Going Abroad: The Checklist of the Unnecessary


I’ve mentioned my penchant for list making before, but my neurotic list-making tendencies really kick in when I’m beginning to plan things. I suspect that it is my brain’s favorite coping mechanism for the intensive amounts of excitement and stress that tend to occur during these periods, but I also find them to be incredibly handy organizational tools….

Looking Forward: Study Abroad


As the school year is moving forward I am beginning to look into my options for studying abroad. While it has been hard for me to take the focus off of my trip in Thailand and place it upon future endeavors instead, I believe that I am making some headway in my attempt (partially by…