NEW ADVENTURE~

Hey everyone!

 

I have started a new adventure in life, and am now blogging at the NEW site, roamnramble.com   This site will provide practical, printable advice and sheets you can TAKE with you when you travel. It has personal, relatable stories that can help you PLAN AWESOME TRIPS! This site started as a way for me to keep travel memories for my family and friends to see, and after a little reboot, I will be using it to help people have awesome memories during awesome trips. I hope you all check it out over the next few weeks, the content is pretty minimal right now, but we will be adding TONS over the next few weeks!

Click HERE: roamnramble.com 

 

THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT!

Hostels @ Home

Hey everyone!

This post is one I thought about writing a while ago but decided against it. Now, after a busy week I have decided to revisit this topic because I really think it might be useful to people. As the title is pretty straightforward, this is about hostels at home! I live in Canada and I have spent many nights in hostels and budget accommodations overseas, but I never really considered how much FUN these hostels could be right in my backyard.  Continue reading

The Essential Backpacking LIST

I have named this the “Essential Backpacking List” for several reasons. First, I am a LIGHT packer. This list includes essentials, a few extras, and thats about it! Please note that what I consider essential may not be essential for you, so adjust accordingly! Secondly, I think that it is a great idea to look at what other people pack to give you an idea of what you will need for a trip, especially if it is your first time Continue reading

Wanderlust? Actually Planning a Trip Once You Have an Idea

I spend a seriously alarming amount of time daydreaming about places I want to go and things I want to do. Like for real – I should spend a lot more time focused on finishing my last semester of school or working. Its not like I regret it – I have just realize how much time I have been spending planning trips way wayyyy into the future. Continue reading

Europe – 3rd Time is a Charm

I am in the midst of planning another trip to my favorite continent – Europe. For those of you who are curious, my first trip to Europewas exploring different parts of Italy. This included Milan, Venice (one of my favorite cities), Ravenna, Florence, Pisa, Cinque Terre, The Vatican, and Rome, as well as a brief stay in London, England. This was such an eye opening and beautiful experience, I needed to go back. I partially attribute this to throwing a coin the the Trevi Fountain in Rome. They say if you throw a coin in and wish to go back, you will.
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Photo: Cinque Terre – travelwanderexplore.com

Since I knew I needed to return – I booked another trip over! Although it was several years later – the thrill instantly returned. My next trip was a solo trip. I was scared, anxious, excited, and simply teeming with energy as I boarded the plane from Canada. Little fact about me – I love planes, airports, packing – anything to do with travel! During this trip I expanded my comfort zone a bit and travelled to several areas. Continue reading

My, Oh Mumbai – Guest Writer Elena

Asia has long been a place I have longed to go – but have never had the chance. In the past few months I have had a TON of requests for posts about Asia. Luckily, I stumbled across someone who was able to bridge the gap and provide my lovely readers with just what they have been craving – a post about Asia. As you will read below, Elena travelled to India and was gracious enough to share those details with us.

 

If you like what you see I encourage you to check out Elena’s Twitter page at twitter.com/dreamxrider or check out her blog at thefreedomtofall.wordpress.com

 

Here is a little bit about Elena!

Places she has lived: United States (Washington, Louisiana, California, Ohio, Alaska, and Texas)

Places she has travelled to: United States (all 50 states), Mexico, Canada, Scotland, London, Paris, northern Spain, Florence, and India

Places on the radar: New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, Switzerland, Ecuador, and Iceland

My, Oh Mumbai

Written by: Elena Coe

 

The summer after my freshman year of college, I signed up for a month-long study abroad in Mumbai, India. My primary experience with India before this trip came from exactly three places: 1) Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake, 2) Slumdog Millionaire, and 3) Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. Continue reading

My Travel Story – Barcelona

Last summer I was able to visit a truly beautiful city, Barcelona, Spain. I was in Barcelona for a little less than two weeks – I really could have spent about a month exploring all of the different areas. I know everyone says that New York is the city that never sleeps, but I think Barcelona is a close second!

My first day in Barcelona I went directly to my hostel – which happened to be in the perfect location (more about that later!). I quickly unpacked my stuff, charged my camera and set out. I knew I had a fair bit of time to spend in Barcelona – but I really wanted to make the most of my time. I would soon regret this as I forgot that Spanish people often eat dinner quite late. I was starving by the time I got back to my hostel – Equity Point Centric – and grabbed my wallet. Continue reading