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20 Ways to Travel Without Leaving Home During COVID-19

By now, most people in the world are staying at home. Our attempts to flatten the curve are necessary, but at times boring. That’s why I decided to find as many ways as possible to travel without leaving home! Since co-creating the Coronavirus Traveler Support Group, I’ve...

single in paris

(Newly) Single in Paris: How Not to be Lonely in the City of Love

I was single in Paris, and I had a fantastic time. After a break up, it didn’t take me long to book a flight to Europe in order to celebrate Christmas with my German friends and family, something I had wanted to do my ex for years. What else would a newly single woman do? Not do the...

Milestii Mici wine run

Milestii Mici Wine Run: Things to Know Before You Go

When my friend told me about a 10K through the biggest wine cellar in the world, I knew I had to go. The Milestii Mici wine run takes runners through the wine cellar at up to 100m depth. They fill you up with wine before and after the run, making this race the perfect combination of...

November in Belarus: Apparently They Think I’m Fat

Do you think I’m fat? Because some Belarusians do and, in November in Belarus, they weren’t afraid to tell me. Positive remnants of Soviet culture remain in Belarus, such as the immaculately clean cities and no one living on the street. It’s so safe here that young...

sustainable travel gifts

11 Gifts for Sustainable Travelers (that actually help the planet)

Gift-giving is hard. Buying gifts for sustainable travelers is even harder. But it just got a little easier with this list of perfect gifts for sustainable travelers. These are all things I’ve either bought for myself (and use and love on all my travels) or are on my wish-list this...

zero waste travel

Is Zero Waste Travel Possible? (Yes! Here’s How)

Someone asked me recently if zero waste travel is even possible. Only ten days into the New Year (when I’m writing this) and we’re both deeply feeling climate anxiety. Guilt inevitably followed us as we traveled between cities, continuing our hobby that is destroying the...

October in Belarus

October in Belarus: Wait…I Was Drinking Dirty Water?!

Time flashed before my eyes this month. I blinked, and my Belarus in October was over. I found my groove in Belarus this month. Naturally, I don’t have everything figured out, but I’m comfortably shopping, navigating, and living out daily life. Here are the defining moments...

eco-friendly travel

How to Avoid Traveler’s Guilt When the Environment is Dying

Last week on Instagram I asked for your eco-friendly travel questions (follow me here if you’re not already!) The following question stopped me in my tracks: “How do you avoid feeling guilty about travel since it contributes to environmental problems?” View this post on...

September in Belarus

September in Belarus

I’ve been excited all month to write this post, but now I realize how difficult it is to summarize 30 days of excitement, confusion, friendship, and frustration. Belarus is quickly appearing on travelers’ radars, but they have no idea what this country is about. Hopefully, I...