Mostar: My Unexpected Summer Home

“I am not the same having seen the moon on the other side of the world” – Mary Anne Radmacher

As I sit at the bus station waiting for another much-hated night bus, I can’t help but think about how hard I’m finding leaving this place. It’s been home for almost two-and-a-half months.  I’ve lived other places for much longer than this and yet it’s Mostar, this small city I hadn’t even heard of until I found myself in Eastern Europe, that has me wishing I had one more day, or week, to stay and say goodbye. Read More

Best Pubs in Dublin

I lived in Dublin for just under a year and its not exaggerating to say I spent at least 50% of my time there in a pub. Some of my best memories of the city are of nights out with friends or a conversation with a stranger over a pint. Read More

My Birthday Abroad

“A Birthday is just the first day in another 365 day journey around the sun, so enjoy the trip!”

I turned 28 while drinking a bottle of wine, eating a baguette with cheese & chocolate under the Eiffel Tower while it twinkled under the night sky. I couldn’t have asked for a more picture perfect night. Read More

How to Make the Most Out of the Typical Corporate 10 Vacation Days

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”

I don’t think it is a secret that I would rather be traveling the world, but for now I am still in the corporate work world. I work the typical 9 to 5 in a cubicle and I often find myself staring at a wall dreaming of all the places I want to travel to. The issue is that I am confined to only getting a certain number of paid vacation days. A problem that majority of us face, but there are ways to take multiple grand vacations in the course of the year. Read More

Sweet on Paris – An Ode to the Boulangerie

“I’m not a vegetarian! I’m a dessertarian!” – Bill Waterson, Calvin & Hobbes

I’ll admit it. I have a sweet tooth. If you ask any of my friends and family, they would probably say that a sweet tooth is putting it lightly. A sweet addiction maybe. I can’t help it! Desserts are these magical things that look too beautiful to eat and are like pure heaven in your mouth once you do. Read More

The Daunting Depression of Finding a Way…

“It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what’s changed is you.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Well it feels like a lifetime ago that I was on the boat in Croatia. The tan lines have faded and it seems more like a dream I keep chasing to relive, but the memories are mine for a lifetime. The experience did change me and I knew coming home something would have to be different.

Since coming home my life feels like it has been on an emotional roller coaster. Read More

Moving to Paris

“I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything.” – Bill Bryson

Bonjour from Paris!

Home of the Eiffel Tower, delicious pastries, fashionable women and, as of last week, ME! I can’t believe that I’ll be calling this city home for the next year. I’ve spent the past seven days wandering the beautiful Paris streets feeling like I’m in a dream.  As I sit here writing, Read More

About Me (Tatiana)

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go.  I travel for travel’s sake.  The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

Hi there, I’m Tatiana!  Born and raised in the Toronto area, I was your average 20-year-old happily going through my life plan.  I grew up knowing my future meant high school, university, grad school, and career.  I graduated high school, went to university, got my degree in Life Sciences, and           ? Read More

About Me (Brittany)

“Never let waiting become a habit. Travel the world, take risks and live the adventurous life you dream about. Life is happening now and it’s not waiting for anyone.”

I’m Brittany, a 27 year old aviation analyst. I have what many would consider an ideal situation. I live in Washington DC, I get to work remote 2 days a week for a job that I enjoy and am generously compensated for, but to me there is something missing. Read More