"It's not where you are, it's who you are"
Travel and volunteering are my favorite things to do and it's great when you can put them together!
Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine 06-08.
I was traveling alone in Istanbul and got completely lost. It was getting dark and I was starting to get worried (being a female traveling alone). Finally, I decided to go up to a taxi stand with my map and ask where I was. I don't speak an Turkish... See More
I would skip the shows. It's not worth the money. Go see the building peek inside and then go grab something delicious from Grenier à Pain to picnic on while you sit on the grass at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur and enjoy the beautiful... See More
You can budget out how much you want to spend per day. Some great ways to save money is to grocery shop and have picnics somewhere pretty for breakfast and lunch. Italy has great food at their open markets as well where you can buy fresh produce and baked goods. See More
You must go to the Tadich Grill for authentic San Franciscan experience. The Top of the Mark is a great place to get a drink and see views of the city. But for a really wild and fun experience make a reservation for Forbes... See More
Most people fly into Kathmandu and get hiking gear in Thamel. There are great knockoff jackets and other gear that are really well made. Try the 2nd hand shops first for some good deals. You can arrange for a trekking trip to base... See More
There is a lot you can do in one day! I would try to see as many Buddhas as you can: Golden Buddha, The Temple of The Emerald Buddha, Wat Pho, Wat Chana Songkhram, Temple of Dawn, Wat... See More
I'd really like to get off the beaten path to get away from it all for my vacation this fall. I'm already choosing an off-season time to go to the Bahamas, and would love more tips about how to avoid the crowds. See More