In 2018, Spain was the second most visited country in the world, raking in an impressive 82.2 million tourists. Of those 82.2 million, only 3.8 million visited the Basque Country to the north of Spain and let me tell you – those who skipped it were missing out! The city of Bilbao has been listed as one of the best places to live in all of Europe, one of the most livable cities in Spain, and an up-and-coming hotspot for digital nomads worldwide. It is also a national culinary capitol, a fine arts mecca, and home to a plethora of beautiful beaches. If you are one of the many travelers putting Bilbao on your bucket list for the coming year, consider this your one-stop travel guide for all things Bilbao!Read More
While Nicaragua is top destination for surfers, adrenaline junkies, and beach bums, its capitol city is a bit of a headscratcher for tourists looking for noteworthy things to do. After a tragic earthquake left the city all but demolished in 1977, main roads and the historic old city were never updated or reconstructed. As a result, Managua isn’t an easy place to navigate. However, it is one of my favorite places to club hop and at a dollar a beer in Nicaragua, you can’t really beat the price! Welcome to my guide of best places to drink in the capitol city – as told a former resident whose boyfriend happens to be a local. The true inside scoop!Read More
I pride myself in being a bit of a sushi snob. This might surprise you since I am a Denver native and Colorado isn’t exactly known for its proximity to the ocean nor for its maritime cuisine. However, that isn’t to say that the Mile High City doesn’t have its fair share of delicious Japanese cuisine and since I’ve seen the worst and the best of it, I’m here to ensure you eat all of the best and none of the worst! Here is a local’s guide to my personal favorite sushi spots in the Denver area.Read More
Blogging can be difficult and confusing. As much as blogging has always interested me, excited me, and infused passion in my love of travel, no on can argue that blogging isn’t a veritable mindbender at the beginning of the journey. Since 2014, I have tried (and failed) to start a successful blog no less than three times. I had good content. I was passionate about my niche. I had great photos from around the world and spent hours customizing my blog theme to perfection. So why did I throw in the towel on all three projects? Because I had no traffic. Almost nobody was reading the content I had spent hours upon hours creating. And I don’t know about you, but it’s not much fun to write content that no one reads. In the words of Jason Perelman,
“Content is king, but distribution is queen. And she wears the pants.”
I’ve been an international traveler from a young age, taking my first trip out of the country at the age of 13. I’ve always longed for far away places, exotic views, and emotive experiences that make my adrenaline rush. While international travel is a healthy passion, sometimes I forget that my nation is home to some of the world’s most beautiful destinations! Today I’m going to share with you seven reasons to visit one of my favorite American cities – San Fransisco!Read More
At 5,200 meters altitude and boasting Instagram-worthy landscapes, Rainbow Mountain (or monte de siete colores) is without a doubt a bucket list item for thousands of people around the globe. The colorful mountain was definitely a must-do item for me during my time in Peru, and boy was it a crazy day! Here are five things every traveler should know before hiking Rainbow Mountain.Read More
Oh, the Middle East, the Middle East. How we love your romantic, dusky desert panoramas, spice markets, and unbeatable, greasy shawarma.Read More
Teachers, educators, lend me your ears! Are you tired? Burned out? Ready to leave your 7 am to midnight lifestyle of grading papers, lesson planning, and crying into your ice cream while binging FRIENDS? Don’t worry, compadre. I’ve got the hook-up.
Look, I get it. You are a teacher because you’re passionate about kids. You are passionate about learning and about investing in the lives of the future. None of us become teachers for the money. But goddamnit, a little extra cash wouldn’t hurt, ammaright?
As teachers, we have the unique ability to take our skillset into just about any country in the world. News flash – pretty much everyone on planet earth wants to learn English, and it can be a pretty sweet way to merge your passions with an international lifestyle. Personally, I’ve taught English in six countries spanning five continents and it’s an awesome gig!
But there is a DOWNSIDE to teaching overseas….Read More
How to beat the heat and live in the sun in one of Nicaragua’s top tourist locations!
TRAVEL. Because money returns, but time doesn’t.
León is one of the last places I’ve ventured to Nicaragua, and I took my time getting here because I just wasn’t sure if it was worth the four hour drive by bus. I wish someone had told me what I am now telling you: IT’S HELLA WORTH IT! Yes, it is a little bit out of the way, but the experiences that I had in and around this hot, hot little city are hard to find in any other part of the country.Read More