I'm A Travel Blogger And I Have Travel Anxiety

I'm A Travel Blogger And I Have Travel Anxiety

I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to anyone who has suffered from even one anxiety attack in their life. Up until my first one (in 2015), I was one of those stupid twiddledicks who would say, “ugh, just like, meditate or read The Secret or something.”

I’m groaning at myself now. I am sorry for my arrogance and my insensitivity.

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Livingstone, Zambia: Best Trip of my Life

Livingstone, Zambia: Best Trip of my Life

Anyone who travels extensively has been asked the question “What is your favorite place?”

The first response out of my mouth is normally “ah fuck.” How am I supposed to answer that?

When people ask me this question, I fear they are implying “What is the best destination in the world?” and who the fuck am I to dole that label out?

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An artsy day in Ljubljana

An artsy day in Ljubljana

On my recent trip to Slovenia, I chose to only spend one day in the capital city, Ljubljana. This is not because there is anything unappealing about Ljubljana. On the contrary, it’s quite a charming city, like a bite sized Prague. The truth is, I get bored easily, and would much rather yearn to return to a place than feel ready to GTFO. Here is how I spent my one day in the capital of Slovenia!

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A Weekend in London

A Weekend in London

I have been to London a few times and I openly embrace the twatty American cliche of “loving London.” I really do! I love the history and the rainy weather. I love the narrow streets and the abundance of homewares (I FUCKING LOVE HOMEWARES). I love gin! London loves gin! This place is great! They have shit coffee, but I am a forgiving lady.

Here were some of my favorites from my most recent weekend in London:

 

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NYC: What It's Like To Float In A Sensory Deprivation Tank

NYC: What It's Like To Float In A Sensory Deprivation Tank

“That’s some bougie ass white people shit,” I thought as I passed by Lift Floats, a venue where people pay almost $100 to spend an hour alone in a big ass salty bathtub, presumably to escape the sidewalks of Brooklyn, where children whose parents were dense enough to give them those goddamn electric scooters wreak havoc.

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Storytime: Dubai

Storytime: Dubai

I love skydiving. My first, in Buenos Aires back in 2011, kicked off an addiction, and since then, I have done skydives in both Nambia and New York. As I was traveling around the Middle East in 2012, I decided to take a quick trip, just for a weekend, to Dubai. Dubai is home to (arguably) the most beautiful skydive in the world. Because the UAE is expensive as hell, I was only able to afford a couple days, which was plenty, because again: I was only going to skydive

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Norway: A Hiker's Heaven

Norway: A Hiker's Heaven

I had wanted to go to Norway for several years. Although it’s expensive AS FUCK, it’s also home to some of the most naturally beautiful landscapes in the world. I love hiking and had my sights set on completing the three most famous Norwegian hikes: Trolltunga, Preikestolen, and Kjeragbolten. Moreover, I wanted to hike all three in just three days. I knew this would be a challenge because finding logistical information online proved a bit tough in itself, but I was hell bent.

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Christmas at the Igloo Village

Christmas at the Igloo Village

For years, I wanted to go to Kakslauttanen and sleep in a glass igloo under the northern lights. I had looked into this, but it was so expensive, and hard to book. In July of 2014, I took a chance, emailing if they had any availabilities over Christmas. I got VERY lucky, as there had just been a cancellation (you normally have to book a year in advance) and I was able to share a special Christmas with my sister. Here are a few details to keep in mind if you are planning a trip to Kakslauttanen.

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Dear Travel Bloggers: Check Your Privilege

Dear Travel Bloggers: Check Your Privilege

One of the worst aspects of the travel blogging culture (besides the know-it-alls and 19 year olds plaguing instagram with flower crowns and peace signs at Auschwitz, come the fuck on) is the belittling of people who have not yet travelled. And the thing is- almost all the well-known travel bloggers who have written such essays are middle class cis white people. Privileged people.

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Planning your first solo trip 101

Planning your first solo trip 101

Planning your first solo trip can be an anxiety-ridden experience. It seems like all the Instagram travelers know EXACTLY what they’re doing. Like, what’s the secret? Where do I go? How do I find cheap flights? Do I stay at hotels or hostels? What do I do while I’m there? How long should I stay in each place?

WHAT DO I DO?

I promise you, I have been there. Here are some tips for the absolute beginner

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