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Get over your fear of long haul flights

Airports, amirite? Magical places full of love, hope, and dreams unlived. Let me be clear. I am talking about everything that happens A.S.—After Security. Until everyone has passed this point, it is a shit show across the board, and Ill be the first one to admit that anyone, ANYONE who gets in my way should…

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All of your Toledo must-dos from a local himself

If you ever ask a Spanish person about the history and culture of their country, one of the first things they will tell you is how for centuries, three major religions and their respective cultural traditions, foods, and architectural styles coexisted together for centuries. Of course, how truly peaceful their coexistence was, we will never…

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5 things that Lyon is waiting to show you

One of the best things about living in Barcelona and being in your twenties with only a small feline to worry about while you're away, is that you can jet off for a weekend without much of a second thought. Weekend trips also make for the perfect Christmas present. Enter: Lyon! Where is this guy…

How to get a first class upgrade…for free!

UPDATE: As of posting this, it had worked for me once. But as of this summer, this has now worked for me TWICE. Both times with a European airline, both times leaving Europe. When I left from the States both times, it was a hard, "Nope". I have taken at least two transatlantic flights a…

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6 things to know before you fall in love with Cinque Terre

So, I have about a million different blog posts to do but tonight I'm alone with a glass...or two...of wine, and I'm in the mood for Italy. To understand this mood, it might be necessary to crank up a lil bit of this and look at a lil bit a that. Aight. Now you feel me? Grab yourself…

How to say, “Do you Speak English?”

As I mentioned in my post about things NOT to worry about when you decide to move abroad, one of my number one rules for myself is to know how to say at least, "yes", "no", "thank you", and "do you speak English?" in the country I am visiting. There is nothing that irritates me more to…