I sold my soul to Wanderlust

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Santorini, Greece (Photo creds: Laura Branson)

People ask me all the time how I afford the trips I take and plan to take. My answer every time? “I’m cheap as f***. ” Continue reading

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Cinque Terre, Italy

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Cinque Terre, Italy (Photo creds: me)

Cinque Terre is one of the most beautiful and picturesque places I’ve ever stepped foot in. Cinque Terre is made up of 5 different terre’s, something I wasn’t aware of until I got there. For those of you who don’t know what that means, Cinque Terre is 5 separate towns north of La Spezia, on the coast of Italy. Each one is just as breathtaking as the one before. The 5 terre’s are Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.  Continue reading

New York City, USA

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New York City, USA (Photo creds: me)

For the most part, I was never much of a city girl. I was never a fan of LA, I actually dislike Los Angeles quite a lot. But New York City was different. The first time I went was on a school trip in 8th grade. I don’t remember much from that trip, and it was only for a few days. Fast forward…. 7 years? There’s 20 year old me, having just gotten home from my first real traveling experience – my birthright trip to Israel – and already craving being somewhere outside of California. Spontaneous thinking brought me the idea to go visit my cousin in New York. He used to live in the suburbs further outside of the city, but he’d been in the city ever since he started at his university. So I booked my flight to spend 3 weeks with my cousin, and then I waited.  Continue reading

Ios, Greece

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Ios, Greece (Photo creds: me)

Greece is a beautiful country with countless beautiful islands and cities, my absolute favorite of all being Ios. While Santorini is definitely one of the more well known Greek islands, and most definitely a breathtaking one, my time in Ios was unforgettable and left Santorini in second place. For those people who are more aware of certain Greek islands, you’ve probably heard of Mykonos and heard about how it is a party island that comes with a great time. I’m here to tell you to go to lesser known Ios first! Obviously traveling is about so much more than partying. It is a way to experience new cultures in a place far out of your comfort zone, and to enrich yourself as a person by widening your horizons and seeing new places. But a little bit of partying never hurt anyone.  Continue reading

Escape Wonderland 2015: Psycho Circus

This past weekend I attended my third Escape from Wonderland, an Insomniac event that occurs every Halloween weekend. It’s a two day event that has incredible music, incredible vibes, and an incredible production put on by Insomniac Events. This year, they mixed it up a bit and threw in ‘Psycho Circus’, a little bit of extra freaky for our Halloween. This year’s event included 4+ stages, a ferris wheel, belly dancers, palm readers, tons of creatures creating a creepishly awesome ambiance, and so much more. Continue reading