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From Codfish To Cozido (Part II): 5 Portuguese Restaurants with Scrumptious Foods

From Codfish To Cozido (Part II): 5 Portuguese Restaurants with Scrumptious Foods

In October, I had the pleasure of traveling through Portugal with my boyfriend, Christian. We saw nearly everything we’d hoped and explored the entire country quite thoroughly. Still, I think my favorite part of the trip was sampling the Portuguese foods in each different region. […]

Navigating Portugal: A Helpful Guide for Female Backpackers

Navigating Portugal: A Helpful Guide for Female Backpackers

In October 2017 I had the opportunity to spend about three weeks exploring Portugal and the Azores Island of Sao Miguel. I fell in love with the food, the culture, and the countryside while there. (For the posts on the yummies I ate, read Codfish […]

20 Tips for Sustainable Travel

20 Tips for Sustainable Travel

Sustainability is a subject popping up in travel discussions with high frequency these days. In my experience, “sustainable travel” can be kind of an overwhelming, yet simultaneously limited term.  Just existing seems to be unsustainable. Sustainable travel is not just about eliminating plastic and flying […]

From Codfish to Cozido: 5 Places to Eat in the Azores

From Codfish to Cozido: 5 Places to Eat in the Azores

From Codfish to Cozido For sixteen days, Christian and I travelled through Portugal trying all the local foods our appetites could handle. I  anticipated the fresh seafood dishes and wines for which Portugal is well-known, eagerly. As a lover of both seafood and red wine, […]

6 Mistakes I Made Backpacking Asia

6 Mistakes I Made Backpacking Asia

Last year, (2017) I spent three weeks backpacking Asia with one of the other Suitcase Six ladies. Marie and I had an unforgettable time exploring Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Hong Kong together. As I come to the end of sharing my Asia adventures, I wanted […]

Encountering Elephants, Ethically.

Encountering Elephants, Ethically.

The last stop in Thailand for Marie and I was a really special one. Elephants have long been one of my favorite animals and I really wanted to see them when I was in Thailand. That being said, I was very aware of their exploitation […]

Singapore Prison Systems

Singapore Prison Systems

Why the country’s criminal justice system is ranked #4 in the world. 2016 was a big year for Singapore prisons systems and criminal justice. There was a change of command with Mr. Desmond Chin taking over as commissioner for the Singapore Prison Service (SPS), replacing […]

5 Days in Krabi, Thailand

5 Days in Krabi, Thailand

The beginning of our 1.5 weeks in Thailand was spent on the west coast, in the town of Krabi. After a quiet 40-minute taxi ride from the Krabi airport to our accommodations at the Bananas Bungalows, Marie and I arrived at what would become my […]

6 Non-Travel Careers to See the World

6 Non-Travel Careers to See the World

I spent a lot of time researching jobs and careers that would allow me to travel as I entered college. For the most part, I found the same few opportunities. I could volunteer for a few years with Peace Corps, become a travel blogger or […]

How Accessible Is Malaysia?

How Accessible Is Malaysia?

Of the places I visited in Southeast Asia, Malaysia was one where I experienced the most intense culture shock. This was likely intensified by factors like illness and jetlag, which are not directly related to Malaysia. None the less, after reflection I identified a few […]