Volunteering Abroad & Going To College

Volunteering Abroad & Going To College

As a high school senior in the spring of 2014, I paid my enrollment and housing fee for Northern Arizona University. During that same semester months later, the thought of having to take out $10,000+ in loans still, despite the scholarships and grants I received, scared me enough to request a refund and un-enroll. Three [...]

Is It Possible To Travel As A Broke Twenty-Something?

Is It Possible To Travel As A Broke Twenty-Something?

I have always known somewhere in the back of my mind that I wanted to travel. I mean, doesn't everyone? To see the world, experience life to the fullest, and put real meaning to the random names on a map? However, traveling has a notorious reputation for being expensive. College students have a notorious reputation [...]

The Philippines

The Philippines

At the end of July, I spent a few days in the Philippines... aka the asian Mexico. We arrived pretty late on a Sunday night and checked into our Airbnb apartment. After dropping everything off, we walked on over to a 7/11 store to pick up something to eat. I opted for the "local" food [...]

Traveling Is Hard

Traveling Is Hard

Traveling is hard. Very hard. But worth it.  Traveling is all that I want in this life. I dream of seeing the beautiful and not-so beautiful corners of the globe. I have a desire to meet people from far and distant places-- where their way of living seems completely and totally unconventional to ours here in [...]