monthly update // february 2017 // blenheim new zealand // kitten at hostel
Looking Back

Monthly Update: February 2017

I spent the month of January hopping from country to country and city to city. February started out with the same fast pace but I quickly faced exhaustion and anxiety. Something needed to change. About mid-way through the month…

Mental Health Solo Travel

How Travel Forces Me to Face My Fears

I don’t believe that anyone is truly fearless. Some may seem so, but I guarantee there is something deep down that rolls the guts of even the steeliest of individuals every now and then. Stoic is often a word used to…

Looking Back

Monthly Update: January 2017

Kia Ora from New Zealand! Welcome to my first Monthly Update. If you are a Newsletter subscriber, some of this might be familiar to you. If not, then you’re in for a treat! Hah! That was corny. But seriously,…

Transformed Thru Travel's Top 10 Instagram Photos of 2016. Plus, reflections on a year of learning about social media and experimenting with hashtags.
Looking Back Photo Essay USA

Top 10 Instagram Photos of 2016

I still love Instagram as much as ever! I didn’t travel much this year. Instead, I paid off my remaining credit card debt and squirreled away all my money in order to spend a year-long working holiday in New…

Looking back on 2016, I may not have traveled often, but I got shit done. Overall, 2016 gets 4/5 stars from me, and I'm looking forward to 2017.
Looking Back

Looking Back On 2016

While so many things happened in my world and across the globe in 2016 that made me sad, angry and even feeling hopeless (mostly just in November for that last one), overall I would give this year 4/5 stars.…

Geography of Travel
For Fun

Geography of Travel 12.16

It’s been quite awhile since I did a geography of travel post. This month features all things alcohol to celebrate the 83rd anniversary of the Twenty-first Amendment, or the end of prohibition, in the United States. Learn a little…

Packing Tips

Must Have Travel Items

You’re probably being bombarded with gift guides right now. This is not a gift guide. Conveniently, though, I wrote it just in time for the holidays. So, if you don’t already have these items, now’s the time to put…