What to do in Santorini

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Santorini, Greece (Photo creds: me) 

Santorini is the most well known out of all the Greek Islands. It draws in tons of tourists and travelers from all over the world, excited to see the iconic buildings and the infamous Oia sunset. But what else is there to do in Santorini? Keep reading to find out! Continue reading

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Fiji – What I Remember

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Fiji (Photo creds: Leo Kaplan)

I went to Fiji when I was an 11 year old 6th grader. I want to start off by saying that I was really young, and I honestly don’t remember much about the trip. But what I do remember, I’ll write about. And some of what I don’t remember can be filled in by the photos taken by my stepdad that my mom emailed me when I asked for them.  Continue reading

15 tips for budget travel

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5 Terre Backpackers Hostel, Cinque Terre, Italy (Photo creds: me)

The price of travel can add up quickly. Here are some tips that will make traveling a bit more affordable for people on a budget (like myself)!
Keep in mind – a couple of these tips are specifically for European travel, but most can be related to travel anywhere in the world. Continue reading

The Negev Desert, Israel

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Negev Desert, Israel (Photo creds: me)

As I was born Jewish, I was given the incredible opportunity to take a ‘Birthright’ trip – anyone born Jewish outside of Israel gets a free 10 day trip to Israel, provided for and paid completely by the Israeli government. All I had to pay for myself was lunch and souvenirs. My 10 days in Israel were incredibly life changing for more than one reason, but from all the places in Israel that I visited, I enjoyed my time in the Negev the most. Continue reading

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