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If you enjoy travelling and learning about other people's experiences, then you've come to the right spot! If you don't enjoy these things, go ahead and check it out anyway. You might be surprised you like what you find 🙂

This blog focuses on travelling, and all the different aspects of travel. You'll read about adventures abroad, journeys through different cities, explorations of various countries, and discoveries of finding how great travelling is. Not only will you find how deep the passion for travelling runs, you may also find inspiration to help you on your next adventure!

I truly appreciate you taking the time to stop by, so thank you. I hope you enjoy what you find!

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REVIEW: Go Oahu City Card

Thinking about taking a trip to the island of Oahu? During your research you may have come across the Go Oahu City Card. Check out my thoughts on it!

The first week of April, I went on a trip to Hawaii, specifically the island of Oahu. While doing research and talking to my friends who live there, I thought maybe it’d be a good idea to try the Go Oahu City Card. I was meeting up with my friends, but they were working the first half of the week that we were there. So we decided to get the 3-day pass. It allowed us to explore the island ourselves the first half of the week, and the second half of the week, we spent with my friends. Before deciding to purchase this pass, I read up on some reviews regarding the pass, and the viewpoint went about 50/50 –positive vs. negative. I decided to take the leap of faith, and hoped that I would end up like someone with a positive review. This is my take on the Go Oahu City Card: Continue reading “REVIEW: Go Oahu City Card”

Diary of a Shy Girl: Entry #7 – Travel

My name is Larissa and I’m shy. I’m also a lover of travelling. These two things usually don’t go hand-in-hand; however, in this case, they do.

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For this week’s edition of Diary of a Shy Girl, I’m handing over to Larissa, a fellow shy person!

P.s all of her links will be at the bottom of this blog post! Happy reading!

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Feature Friday: Meet Alice R.

Being a student is hard. Being an international student is harder. Come learn about Alice’s college journey in the U.S.

When I went off to college, I didn’t realize how long it would take to adjust. Thinking about now, I know I wasn’t that far from home; however, at the time a 6.5 hour drive home seemed forever away. Freshmen year I watched most of my peers go home at least every other weekend. It was heartbreaking that I didn’t have the option to do the same. As time passed, each semester got easier being away from home and I started making more friends who also didn’t have opportunities to go home often. I befriended many international students, and as I began to learn their stories, I realized I was very luck in my college experience. I thought about if I would ever consider going to a different country for my undergraduate career and my thoughts led me to this conclusion: International students don’t get enough credit. Not only do they have to {potentially} start conversing in a different language, they are thousands of miles away from their families and their homes. Alice is one who had to endure those extra trials and tribulations, as well as being a student-athlete. Let’s find out what she has to say about travelling from Sweden to go to school in the United States! Continue reading “Feature Friday: Meet Alice R.”

10 Pictures That’ll Make You Want to Visit Oahu Right Now

The pictures taken on my trip to Hawaii don’t come close to capturing the true beauty the island has to offer, but I tried. Come take a look and see if they make you want to visit Oahu!

I recently took a trip to Oahu, one of the islands of Hawaii. It was truly such an amazing experience. Many times I forgot I was visiting one of the 50 states. The culture is completely different from the mainland. I plan to publish a complete post about my trip next week, but until then, I’ve decided to share 10 of my pictures from the trip in my very first ever photo essay! Enjoy! Continue reading “10 Pictures That’ll Make You Want to Visit Oahu Right Now”

Travelling the World Full-Time…Or Not…

Travelling the world full-time sounds like a requirement for a travel blogger, but is it really? Come find out my thoughts on the matter and where I fit into it all!

“You’re a travel blogger? Oh, you must travel ALL the time!”

‘Yes, I’m a travel blogger; however, I don’t travel all the time. I just like to think I travel a lot.” Continue reading “Travelling the World Full-Time…Or Not…”

Feature Friday [Easter Edition]: Meet Sara R.

Easter Island has always seemed so mysterious…at least to me. Come learn more about this incredible island as Sara shares her adventures!

In honor of Easter weekend, I wanted to dedicate a post to Easter! What better than learning more about Easter Island? This island continues to be a mystery to many. Discovered on Easter day, {hence the name}, the island houses the many large figurehead statues as is famously known. There’s so much more to this island than meets the eye. Today we have Sara here with us to delve into some of the island’s mysteries!  Continue reading “Feature Friday [Easter Edition]: Meet Sara R.”

Why I’m So Bad at Pre-Travelling

There’s so many different aspects of travelling, including the pre-travel; what “needs” to get done before you depart. I’ll let you know I’m not all that great at it. Come find out the different ways.

Travelling isn’t all about the adventures. There has to be a planning stage, to some degree. Where are you going? How long are you staying? Where are you staying? Who are you going with? How are getting there? What should you pack? How much money should you bring? And so many more minute details. Sometimes it’s exhausting just thinking about it! Continue reading “Why I’m So Bad at Pre-Travelling”