July 2019 | Recap

on August 3, 2019

July sped by, and I hardly did any traveling! What’s up with that? I’ve really enjoyed my time at home this month, getting into a groove with daily work, studying, and life. Here’s what I got up to this month! (I had some biiiiig news!)

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Everest Base Camp Training: Tips and FREE 8-Week Training Plan

on July 20, 2019

If you want to have an enjoyable Everest Base Camp experience, then training is essential! Few people can rock up in the Himalayas and trek Everest Base Camp without difficulty. But coming up with a training plan for this unique experience can be overwhelming: How long should you train for? What exercises should you include? At what frequency? Trust me, I’ve been there! Continue reading

25 Best Amazon Travel Accessories You Didn’t Know You Needed

on July 13, 2019

If you’ve been avoiding the internet lately, it might be news to you that Amazon Prime Day is coming up! On July 15 & 16 Amazon is rolling out massive discounts across their site, including many of my favorite Amazon travel accessories. In order to have access to sales, you need to be an Amazon Prime member… but no worries if you’re not subscribed. You can sign up for the handy free trial of Amazon Prime to take advantage of the sales.  Continue reading

The Most Unique Tour in Detroit: Drive a Vintage Ford Car with Antique Touring

on July 10, 2019

I love exploring my home state of Michigan, which is how I found myself sitting in a vintage Ford Model A in Detroit last November. But let’s rewind – I want to introduce you all to the absolute most unique tour in Detroit: Antique Touring. If you are headed to Detroit this summer or fall (and I hope my love for this city can convince you to!), then you seriously need to book this tour in Detroit. Continue reading

June 2019 | Recap

on July 3, 2019

Well, June is gone… we’re into summer at last, and I’m actually in one place for a bit! After the craziness of my 2.5 months of travel (to England, Nepal, and Maine – yes a somewhat random assortment of places, I know), I was so ready to just nest for a bit. That was my goal for June and I (kinda sorta) managed to stay put! Continue reading

6 Ways to Travel Responsibly and Leave a Positive Impact (Travel Superpowers Linkup!)

on June 30, 2019
Check out these 6 ways to travel responsibly. Responsible travel should be about more than a net zero impact: Here are ways to have a positive impact. #responsibletravel #travelresponsibly #ethicaltravel #ecotravel #sustainabletravel #sustainabletourism

More and more, we are hearing about the negative consequences of overtourism, and the importance of learning to travel responsibly. Just the other day, I heard a story on the radio about the dangers of geotagging. When I recently returned home from Everest Base Camp, I was welcomed by a burst of news stories on the risks of overtourism on that exact trekking route. As a travel-lover and travel blogger, there is a niggling voice in the back of my mind that is growing louder and louder: Am I doing good with my travel? Or am I making a negative impact, and by broadcasting my travels on my blog, increasing that negative impact? Continue reading

12 Best Coffee Shops in Grand Rapids, Michigan

on June 20, 2019

It’s common knowledge that Grand Rapids is Michigan’s best city for good coffee. Whether you plan your travels around coffee, or you simply want to visit a nice cafe, the Grand Rapids coffee scene won’t let you down. Over years of visiting, I’ve tested out the best coffee shops in Grand Rapids. Continue reading