How does one plan a trip to Europe? Where do you want to go? How to do you begin and end a trip like this? My multi-month trip started out in London for a few reasons: It was a large central city that was easy to get to. The people in London usually spoke English as a first language (helpful for people learning how to backpack abroad) And there are tons of things to see and do in the city. As it turned out, London…Continue Reading “London: The Best and the Worst”

Vegetarian Tour Time! I’ve been a vegetarian for five years now, so I wasn’t about to stop for my trip to Europe. With that restriction comes a certain level of difficulty when trying to feed myself. With that said, here is a tour through vegetarian food in London! Before my and Lora’s tour of London got underway, we stopped here at St. Stephen’s Tavern for a quick breakfast. The tavern is right next to Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. With such great location, this pub…Continue Reading “London: Local Food”

Welcome to Westminster Abbey! On the coldest March day in ten years, I arrived at the doors to London’s famous Westminster Abbey. At 1 in the afternoon, the Abbey was busy even during shoulder-season. Still, I waited a mere 20 minutes before being allowed inside the gothic wonder. Westminster Abbey was first built during the 10th century and has been the place of crowning Kings and Queens since 1066. The Abbey is home to over 1,000 years worth of history. It still holds services 29…Continue Reading “London: Feature Story”

When you travel abroad, there is always the possibility that you will miss a flight. When this occurs, and it will, you may be feeling a mix of emotions including anger, frustration, and stress. I’m here to tell you that I have gone through this ordeal and I have a few helpful tips to help you survive too! The key to dealing with travel mishaps is to eliminate the different stresses on your body. If you are tired, take a break and sit down. If…Continue Reading “Have You Missed Your Flight?”

    I’ve spent the last 3 years telling people I’m going backpacking in Europe. Some have been positive, saying that’s awesome and I’m so jealous! Others have been negative or cautious, telling me it wasn’t possible. Well, here I am! Going abroad! And here’s why I needed to go: I’ve spent my life achieving things because I felt I had to. I got a degree from college and joined clubs to build my resume. I originally started working for the plant clinic as a…Continue Reading “Why am I Traveling for Months Across Europe?”

We fly out in less than a week! I’ve been practicing packing my packs and walking around in them. As I’ve been packing and repacking, I thought it might be a good idea to create an inventory before heading out. My clothing includes: Hiking boots Flats for nice outings Two pairs of jeans (one not pictured) 1 pair of Pajama pants 1 pair of thermal underwear 1 pair of jogging leggings 3 t-shirts (one not pictured) 1 long-sleeved shirt A blouse for nice outings 1…Continue Reading “The Gear I’m Taking with Me”

My new blog is up and running! A-WHOOP!!

I am so not a tech person. I really thought this would be super difficult to set up. It is thanks to other bloggers and the internet that I have been able to create this beautiful thing!

I am still a little ways out from leaving for my trip, but my life is full of prep work. I’ll post about the gear I’m bringing as soon as I have it all together.

ALMOST READY TO GO!