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Prague, Czech Republic 101

After getting married, I decided to forego the traditional Hawaiian beach honeymoon to instead go backpacking with my sisters/girl friends through Prague and Berlin. After all, I had the rest of my life to spend with my husband – why not kick off the marriage in separate countries? Now that I’m gainfully employed with a bit of money in my pocket, I’m putting my heart back into travel.…

10 Things That Aren’t Sexy Abroad

#1 Being “That American” You know that person; he or she is constantly saying close-minded things like: “Well, in America..,” “America’s the greatest country in the world,” and “America, Eff Yeah.”  Here’s a helpful piece of advice: no one cares jerk-face.  By constantly repeating how much BETTER America is than every other country, you’re immediately demeaning every other nation on this planet.  It may be shocking to you,…

Women: Why You Aren’t Helpless When You Travel Alone

I love this photo because it’s incredibly misleading. While my face looks soft and vulnerable, my hands gently frame my face because I’ve been trained to protect my head during fights in Krav Maga. At the drop of a hat, I know how to get an attacker on the floor and strangle him or her with my favorite Buddhist prayer beads. I’d like to think that Buddha would have understood my need…

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…

Leopard Beach Resort in Mombasa, Kenya

Hello – world! I’m alive! This is my first post in almost a year now and I’m excited to start uploading loads more content for you guys to enjoy. Now that I’m a bit more stable in my off-line life, I thought it would be a great time to jump back online to share my adventures with who ever is listening. Accommodation I was so blessed to be…