Why I'm not convinced I need a career

Why I’m not convinced I need a career

Over the holidays, I’ve reconnected with a lot of my really good friends from college. We all graduated a few years ago and are still finding our way in the world. Some people are in grad school, some have graduated grad…

How I want to live, work, and travel around the world

How I want to live, work, and travel around the world

So far on this blog, I’ve talked a bit about how I worked my way around New Zealand and Australia via working holiday visas. I’ve completely fallen in love with slow travel and the idea of traveling the world by…

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How I like to travel

Slowly… I love vacations as much as the next person, but they also frustrate me. (So maybe I don’t love them as much as everyone else…) I’ll spend weeks looking forward to going away, but then as soon as my…

Why I like to travel solo

Why I like to travel solo

I love traveling on my own, and I know loads of other people do too. I’m sure this has all been said before, but it can’t hurt to reiterate some of great things about solo travel. 1. Freedom I like being…

How I ended up in New Zealand

How I ended up in New Zealand

I thought I’d share my thought process from the time I graduated college until I got on a flight to Auckland in timeline format. May 22, 2011 I received my bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University (of Virginia) in…

My Travel Story - An Introduction

My Travel Story – An Introduction

Hi, I’m Karen. I’m twenty-four years old, from Virginia, and I love traveling. The first time I left the country was to Canada in summer 2005 with my family before going on an Alaskan cruise. While I loved Vancouver, in my…