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Articles on small-towns and hidden gems. Travel with purpose.

  • Debunking 4 BS Myths: Why Not “Everyone” Can Travel the World

    April 9, 2018

    With the rise of Instagram, social media, and the ease of an inspirational quote maker, it is easy to feel less than if you haven’t traveled the world.

    That somehow you’re failing as a millennial because you can’t live up to all those “wanderlust” posts.  And who am I to say this? It’s not because I’m bitter I didn’t travel; it’s because I traveled (to over 30 countries, across 5 continents in 5 years).

  • Learning the Art of the Tea Ceremony in Kyoto, Japan

    March 15, 2018

    March 3rd in Japan is Hinamatsuri which is Doll’s Day or Girls Day. It’s a celebration of of the Heian period (the last period of classical Japanese history) and named after what is now known as modern Kyoto.

    From tea ceremony traditions to dressing up in a traditional kimono, the (not too pricey) experience was worth every penny!

  • The Untold Secret Villas of Rome

    January 18, 2017

    Everyone goes to Rome. Of course! I lived there for 6 months so I know there’s always a million things to see and do and eat. If you’re on a time crunch, a quick google of “Things to do and see in Rome” will give you more than enough ideas. However, if you have the time, I truly recommend seeing a different side of Rome. To see the Empire beyond the ruins, into the lavish life of the emperors…and for that you will need to go to Tivoli.