An Open Letter to My Non-American Travelers

Dear Non-American Traveler: Surely, by now you’ve heard about America’s pick for the 45th president of the United States of America. Maybe you laughed, maybe you cried, maybe you marched in protest. But before you lash out at me on the train or laugh mockingly in my face at the pub for electing such an individual, let me share with you what I, as an Read More …

New Year’s Resolution: 17 Countries in 2017

One of our goals for 2017 is to travel to 17 countries, with 10 countries we’ve never traveled to before. Surprisingly – and contrary to our typical last minute planning – we have most of them mapped out already. Most notably, Diana will be traversing into unexplored territories in Southeast Asia, and Hope has successfully secured a summer internship in Berlin, one of our favorite cities in the Read More …

Beginner’s Guide to Island Hopping in the Virgin Islands

Our trip to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands in December 2016 was hardly just a trip to St. Thomas. We also explored the neighboring islands of St. John, Tortola, and Virgin Gorda, three islands close in proximity to St. Thomas but far in similarity. We found intimate, hidden beaches in St. John, beautiful coastlines in Tortola, and the most fun and picturesque caves and Read More …

Complete Guide to Travelling as a Full-Time Student

When people see how frequently I travel, their most common question is simply “How do you do it?” My answer to this is that it really comes down to how much you want it. Being a full-time student and being able to travel often do not have to be contradictory conditions. Admittedly, travelling as a full-time student requires countless sacrifices. A common theme for all Read More …

5 Must-Sees in Bora Bora

The following is a guest post by Marie Nieves on her top 5 must-sees in Bora Bora. You can read more from Marie on High Style Life, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter. If you wish to spend your holidays at an exotic destination, where you can enjoy the sun and long hours of complete relaxation, Bora Bora is the place you’re looking for. This Read More …

How You Can Travel 120 Days Each Year With a Full Time Job

The United States is virtually the only country in the world that does not require employers to provide any paid vacation days by law. As such, it is a challenge for working Americans to travel very far, or at all, without sacrificing their status at work within their company. However, even in a country that places so little value on work life balance, it is still possible to Read More …

40 Things You Should Know Before Living on a House Boat

On our recent trip to St. Thomas, USVI, we decided to veer away from the traditional resort or hotel stay and instead booked a stay through Airbnb on a house boat. The boat we stayed on was a 36′ boat docked in Vessup Bay next to Latitude 18, a chill and fun restaurant/bar in the East End of St. Thomas near Red Hook. We had Read More …

What We Loved, Hated, and Learned From Our 2016 Travels

As we reflect back on 2016, there is so much we want to share about our travels. Rather than spewing out every detail of every trip and every tidbit of travel knowledge we gained, we thought we’d highlight some of our most memorable moments based on what you want to know. Thanks to everyone who submitted the questions below. We’ve sorted your questions into categories Read More …

Traipsing Through Turks and Caicos Islands

The British territory of Turks and Caicos Islands are made up of the Turks Islands and the Caicos Islands. There are close to 300 islands that comprise the country, but only eight of these are inhabited. Six of these belong to the Caicos Islands, and only two belong to the Turks Islands. On the two inhabited Turks islands, there is a population of only 5,000 people out of approximately 32,000 across all Read More …

10 Travelers on How Travel Broadened Their Perspective of the World

Travel has broadened our perspectives of the world and helped us to be more understanding and respectful of those with different cultures and backgrounds than us. Growing up with Chinese ethnicities and American nationalities and later, Canadian residencies, we have shaped our identities around the different cultures, people, and languages we were exposed to throughout our lives. Since traveling more extensively the last few years, we Read More …