Emily is not only the featured Woman of the Week, but my darling younger sister as well. Aside from the family cruise we went on together, our first time abroad was when she joined me in Belize for a week as I kicked off my trip through Central America. Most recently, I got to watch […]
3 Days in Belgium
Our three day itinerary through Brussels, Ghent, and Bruges.
Woman of the Week: Tahvi
Tahvi is one of the featured “Suitcase Six” and one of my oldest friends – we met in school in the third grade and spent many summers since walking to each others houses in adjacent neighborhoods and adventuring in Indianapolis. We’ve stayed close even though we went to different colleges and now I get to visit her in […]
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 […]
Pinterest for Planning
While many people are probably aware of Pinterest already, I would be remiss if I didn’t include it in my posts on planning for a trip. I’ve been using Pinterest for planning for about seven years now for lots of different things (cooking, crafting, exercise, room decorating). It’s been an invaluable resource for me when […]
Six Steps to Pack the Perfect Suitcase
There are two types of people. The first are the procrastinators, who throw all their things together in a suitcase an hour before heading to the airport. The second are the planners, who stress and labor over every item, anxious about forget something anything. No matter which team you’re on, packing can be a stressful challenge. […]
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 […]
Woman of the Week: Sarah S.
MEET THE BLOGGER My name is Sarah, and I’m the creator of Suitcase Six. I’ve already explained my inspiration for creating this site on the homepage, but I specifically created this section to get to know the women featured on Suitcase Six and their work/travel backgrounds. Beyond myself and my five best friends on whom […]