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2018 New Years Resolution: Visit 1 Country Per Month until 2019

I’m not much for the New Years Resolution tradition. My Mom likes to tell me that I am a ‘spirited young woman’ and really that’s all the validation I need – mhm kay thanks. So perhaps this post should more appropriately be titled: 2018 New Years CHALLENGE: Visit 1 Country Per Month until 2019 For me – aka the only person that matters in this circumstance – writing…

6 First Aid And Health Tips For Travelers

I always always always get sick while traveling. There is no “maybe” with me. Whether I’m dashing to the restroom every two seconds or cracking jokes to on-call physicians in hospitals, my certain doom has become somewhat of normal activity to me so I’ve stopped panicking every time it happens. I’ve developed an EXCELLENT rapport with my insurance company and I know the ins and outs of symptoms…

Eat Better, Live Better: This Bar Saves Lives

It’s no secret that developing countries hold a particular place in my heart.  As I prepare to start my Masters at SOAS, the challenges I’m going to face when moving back to Asia to pursue my dreams is becoming more and more apparent. Many of these countries lack basic infrastructure and health policies to help bring average families out of poverty, but I’ve always enjoyed having the odds…

The Carry On Packing Guide: Summer In New York

When in doubt, vacation.  I was lucky enough to find this piece in Spain recently, and it’s basically my life motto. Tomorrow I’m leaving for New York and I couldn’t be more stressed. I have SOOO much work to do while I’m flying across the pond, school is right around the corner, and I’m torn between taking a carry-on (my go-to) or a medium sized suitcase to smuggle…

Getting Sick While Traveling: What To Do And Who To Call

Getting sick while traveling is literally the worst and I’m not being melodramatic here.  You just spent all that time, money, and energy organizing this big trip and then the universe STRIKES YOU DOWN for some sort of indecency that you committed in the last 10 years.  Really universe?  You couldn’t just wait a few more weeks?  Ever since my run in with Salmonella in China, I’ve been SUPER…