In Southeast Asia, Marie and I spent about 3 days in Kuala Lumpur (KL). If we had more time, I would have liked to explore the rest of Malaysia and take a few day trips around the country. I know there are plenty of beautiful nature sites outside of the city we missed. I suspect […]
Juvenile Justice in the USA
The good, the bad, and the ugly sides of the United States juvenile justice system.
Green Singapore: A City for the Eco-Conscious
In March, I got to spend five days in Singapore with Marie and I fell in love with the place. One of the things I most appreciated about the city was that they make a noticeable effort to protect our planet and create a sustainable city. All this, even though though they have a population […]
Four Days in Singapore: An Eco-Friendly Itinerary
It’s been a couple years since I visited Singapore but it still stands out as one of my favorite cities in the world. With all the modernity of other progressive cities (if not more) Singapore maintains a balance of nature in its capital, which could have easily been just another concrete jungle. I spent four […]
6 Stops to Make in Central Park
On the way back from Amsterdam, Dylan and I flew in to NYC where he recently moved into an apartment. I stopped over for the weekend and had him as my personal city guide. On a sunny Sunday afternoon, Dylan took Akshay (another college friend now living in NYC) and me on his very own […]
3 Days in Belgium
Our three day itinerary through Brussels, Ghent, and Bruges.
6 Ways to Save in Amsterdam & Belgium
Amsterdam is not an inexpensive city, and Belgium didn’t do my wallet many favors either. To be fair, I didn’t make a huge effort to pinch pennies but checking my bank account on the tail end of the trip was a bit jarring. Reflecting on where I spent the most cash, I came up with […]
How Accessible Are Netherlands and Belgium?
Reflecting on my time in Netherlands and Belgium, I noted a few things that made it particularly easy to navigate. I also realized a few factors that could potentially make backpacking this region a bit more difficult. I wanted to share my thoughts on Netherlands and Belgium accessibility for other travelers so there are no […]
The Residence Les Ecrins: A Review
When I’m travelling, I typically stay in hostel dorm rooms because it’s generally less expensive. This time in Belgium though, we sprung for something a little different and loved it! Hostels can be great places to meet other travelers which can be a big priority, especially when travelling alone. However, there are certainly less enjoyable aspects […]
Three Weeks in Southeast Asia: Our Itinerary
One of my earliest trips was a three week vacation with a best friend in Southeast Asia. We packed so much into 23 days, exploring Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, and Kuala Lumpur and having the time of our lives on a shoestring budget. This will give you a basic idea of how to replicate a […]