Home For Christmas… For A Change

It’s Christmas Day! And there’s so many wonderful things happening! There’s a tree in the living room with tons of presents underneath it. Which are soon to be passed out and opened up by their respective recipients. There’s going to be smiles and laughter and gratefulness from the joys that come with this special day. Maybe a Christmas movie will be watched later on, preferably Die Hard! (more…)

How Traveling Made Me More Thankful

Thanksgiving has just passed. It’s that time of year where we stop and take inventory of the things that we are thankful for in our lives. For each person this can mean something different. Some might say that they’re thankful for their family, or having kick-ass friends. Perhaps they’re thankful for the car that they worked really hard to pay for. Or to have the (more…)

How I Afford To Travel The World

A common question that I get is, “How do you afford to travel as much as you do?” This is a bit of a loaded question, as there are several ways in which I do this. It certainly isn’t easy, and it has involved quite a bit of work. Though it has brought me some of the most amazing experiences that I’ve ever had. Yet somehow I still have money in the bank and a zeroed out credit card balance.  This post will provide an overview as to how I’ve groomed my life in order to afford to travel the world.  (more…)

My Fair British City… York (Gallery)

Today is a great day for me! This morning I received an email from my university. It said that I had successfully completed my graduate program and will be receiving my Master’s degree. This is something that I’ve spent a year trying to achieve. During this time I was living in York, England. An old and beautiful city that I had grown quite fond of. This coming January I will be returning to York so I can walk in my graduation ceremony. And I very excited about that! (more…)

A Day in the Life of a Peace Corps Volunteer

How many times have you heard the phrase, “We take so many things for granted”? While growing up I’ve heard this phrase more times than I can remember. However, it never really quite fully sank in until I moved to West Africa back in 2012 to do my Peace Corps service. That’s when all of those things that I was taking for granted were no longer a part of my life. At first it took some adjusting, but eventually I reached a point where having so little became normal. And I was able to establish a good day-to-day routine while living in my Gambian village, Baja Kunda. (more…)