Halfway Around The World: Mid-Trip Updates

Sunset views on Olkhon Island at Lake Baikal, Russia.

I’m doing it! I’m halfway through my round-the-world trip, maybe just a little more, and so far I’m surviving. Sometimes I’m even thriving! Sometimes not so much.   I left on May 13 and I’m writing and posting this sometime in late August/early September. (I’m was zipping through Russia on a train, on the longest […]

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Globalhagen Hostel: A Top Choice in Copenhagen for Sustainable Travelers

*This review of the Globalhagen Hostel contains affiliate links, which means if you book a room through one of these links, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you when you complete your stay.  I recently visited Copenhagen in Denmark and spent 3 nights in the Globalhagen Hostel. Although I wasn’t […]

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Costs of Travel in Scandinavia: What I Spent in 3 Weeks

Scandinavia is known for being one of the most expensive regions in the world. The three weeks I spent in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark did not do much to dispel this notion for me, personally. To give you an idea of the costs of travel in Scandinavia, I wanted to share my personal expenses over […]

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8 Environmentally Friendly Adventures to Discover Around the World

A sea turtle swims through the turquoise ocean waters in Apo Island.

Celebrating our Magnificent Planet on Earth Day     Earth Day is a day for to reflect on and appreciate our beautiful planet. But nowadays, so many of us are worried about our environment that on Earth Day, we recommit to looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly. For us travelers, that means exploring sustainable […]

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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. We started in the Azores, a series of nine islands […]

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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 & Cozido.) I had an absolute blast while I was […]

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

People often ask me about my favorite food I’ve tried while traveling. My answer is usually anything from Portugal, specifically from the Azorean restaurants on the island of Sao Miguel. As a lover of both seafood and red wine, my residence in the landlocked, Midwestern state of Indiana does me no favors – these foods […]

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