November 6th, 2017

6 Things I’ve Learned in 6 Months of Travel

I left New York on April 29; this month in Chiang Mai is my seventh on the road. I’m not quite halfway through—currently planning to head back sometime in June probably—but it seems like a good moment to pause and take stock.

I was feeling a bit melancholy in September, thinking about how I don’t feel [Read More]

October 4th, 2017

Embarking on a Year of Travel, Part Two

I’m not quite halfway through my year on We Roam—this month is number six. But this month marks a huge shift in my experience, enough so to qualify as a second chapter.

I’m in Seoul for the month of October, which is a half day’s journey and a world away from Belgrade. After Seoul, [Read More]

September 5th, 2017

The Difference Between Vacationing and Living

Whenever I go on vacation, I find myself wondering if I should live there. I definitely contemplated it when I went to Anguilla last winter. Why return to snowy New York?, I thought. Anguilla has everything I need.

Traveling with We Roam has allowed me to test this idea. While a month isn’t long enough to experience [Read More]

September 1st, 2017

Catching Flights AND Feelings

“Catch flights, not feelings” has become a rallying cry. And when I started this trip, I thought maybe it could be mine. I left a string of romantic disappointments behind in New York, and I hoped a year with We Roam would be a much-needed break from the pressure of dating in my 30s. 

But four months [Read More]

August 25th, 2017

When Epic Becomes Your New Normal

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Two weekends ago, I was walking the city walls of Dubrovnik. Last Friday, I was talking to my [Read More]

July 31st, 2017

What to Do in Neukölln

One of the things I enjoy about We Roam is that we stay in apartments, which means our housing is outside the main tourist area. Not only does this give you a sense of what it’s really like to live as a local, it lets you explore a completely different area of the city–especially key [Read More]

July 20th, 2017

3 Problems with Constant Travel

I’m nearly to the end of my third month with We Roam, a quarter of the way through the time I’ve signed up for. My challenges so far haven’t exactly been the ones you’d imagine. In the midst of a busy month, I’ve been mulling over a few unexpected hazards of constantly circling the globe.

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July 3rd, 2017

Hallo, Berlin!!!

I’m not just being lazy with my post title here; they really do say hallo, and it’s a mercy because every other German word is beyond me. But language struggles aside, we’ve been here two days, and I’m a little obsessed with Berlin. 

I was definitely ready to leave Prague. It has its highlights [Read More]

May 30th, 2017

Hasta Luego, Barcelona; Ahoj, Prague!

I honestly can’t believe I’m in Prague now; I have a bit of whiplash. 

We landed here two nights ago after a day of travel that I’d rather not memorialize in writing. (Teleportation, people; it’s 2017, why has travel only gotten worse post-airplane?) While I’m happy to be here and I’m really happy that my [Read More]

May 10th, 2017

If I’m the New Girl, Where’s My Tiara?

When I signed up for We Roam in March, I thought about joining their itinerary that launches in July, Orion. I knew I wanted to be gone for at least a year, and the idea of starting from the beginning with a group really appealed to me. But, once I decided to leave, I [Read More]