How To Get Paid To Teach English Abroad

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Hug attack by the cutest little humans

One of the secrets most travel bloggers won’t tell you, is that a lot of them started off as English teachers to be able to afford to live and travel abroad.

And there’s some pretty amazing companies out there like English First, that are a TEFL certification away from landing you in a country like China, where they not only pay for your flights there, but also give you a signing bonus and travel voucher to get you started!…

10 Honest Thoughts At My First Music Festival | Ultra Europe in Split, Croatia

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Let’s start by at least trying to ignore the fact that it took me 26 years to finally catch the rave (t’hehe) of a music festival.

You hear about these things, you see your friends upload photos at them, but you never really picture yourself actually attending one. At least I never did.

But all that changed thanks to an incredible opportunity to experience my first music festival with Busabout and dozens of other eager passengers, and I was so ready to finally sit with the cool kids — festival goers.…

6 Things I Loved About Visiting Jordan

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While the year is barely at its halfway mark, I can easily name Jordan as one of my top 5 destinations from 2016 so far.

And I’ve been to a loooot of places this year. We started with my book tour across North America, from my alma mater at Baker University to Chicago to Toronto, then New York, Ireland, England, Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Greece, Italy, and now Switzerland where I’m currently writing this from.…

5 Reasons Hostels Can Be Better Than Hotels

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Fauzi Azar Inn in Nazareth, Israel | Hostels can be fancy too!

The first time I heard what a hostel was, my mind did everything to convince me that they’re just not for me (aka I was brainwashed by mainstream media and horror stories like everyone else).

But there are so many misconceptions about hostels that people have no idea what they’re missing out on!…

How To Travel & Not Make Your Friends Jealous

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London, UK // March 2016

If you clicked this article, chances are, you can relate to going on a trip, posting about it, and feeling the subconscious guilt from friends who commented, “ugggh, JEALOUS!” or “OMG, I want your life!” or my personal favorite, “I hate you!”

Ahhh, yes. Friends are great, aren’t they?

You see, before I left my 1-year home of Barcelona last July, I went on what turned into a crazy 4-month and 10-country spree around Europe and Southeast Asia with Busabout (see my 2016 itinerary here)!…

The Irish Scavenger Hunt | History, Hills, and a Husband

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Ballintoy, Northern Ireland // March 2016

When we visit countries like Ireland, we tend to think of its capital as the only major shining point, and sorry Dublin, but it’s time to give your distant cousins some love.

While my love for Irish men Dublin is quite clear, and my St. Patrick’s Day celebration more than solidified my opinions of the city, I think it’s only fair to show you guys that to experience gorgeous ocean view sunsets, countryside villages, and cobblestoned roads, you’ll have to get outside of the capital.…

The Ultimate Guide to Surviving St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin!

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I swear I was Irish in another life… or this one // Dublin, Ireland

If you were one of the [un]lucky folks that tuned into my impressively inebriated St. Patrick’s Day snapchats live from Dublin, then you might get a chuckle at the irony from my usage of “survival” in this title, because almost two weeks later, I’m barely recuperating.…

The Sensational Chaos of Vietnam

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Mai Chau, Vietnam
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Anyone who’s attempted to cross a street in Hanoi or enjoyed a night out in the Backpacker’s District of Ho Chi Minh City will tell you just how indescribably stimulating the country of Vietnam is.

Now due to my fluctuating levels of maturity in the context of all things stimulating (LOL, huh?), I struggled to find another word that did this country justice.…

My Escape Plan to South America: How To Book Flights For 40-50% Less

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Yearning to spread my wings on a new continent // Vienna, Austria

The other day I posted across my social media that I was in search of a place with year-round summer weather to consider eventually settling down in (should this ‘settle down’ sorcery happen any time soon), and the response was almost unanimous!

It was hard to ignore the recurring theme of South America coming up every 2-3 answers.…

From Thailand to the Highlands: A Week in Scotland

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scottish highlands skye high tour

Okay, so before this gets awkward, I have to confess, I went to Scotland from Vietnam, but for the sake of a rhyming and catchy title, let’s just go with Thailand.

In my weak-armed defense, I was in Thailand before I arrived to Vietnam, so technically, it’s the truth 😉

Right, now that we’ve got that out the way… let’s talk about my trip to the Scottish Highlands.…

Visiting Vietnam: 40 Years Post-War [WARNING: Some Graphic Images]

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vietnam, war, america

I knew I’d experience a varied range of emotions while learning more about the history of the war between Vietnam and America.

At times I felt AWKWARD.

Other times I felt DEFENSIVE.

But ultimately, I felt EMPATHETIC.

You could try to avoid it. You could pretend not to notice it. You could even go as far as to tell a stranger that you’re Canadian while at the War Remnants Museum because you’re just unsure of how to feel.…