Virginia Is For Lovers: The Budget Travellers Guide to the Shenandoah Valley

Virginia has more to offer than the first US landing, although that is pretty cool. Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley is home to some of the world’s oldest mountains and their rolling hills display all the agony and weathering they’ve gone through. … Continue reading

Shenandoah Valley: A Story With Pictures

Me: “Where is the cabin this weekend?” Maggie (not a native Virginian): “Shenandoah!” Me: “Shenandoah is a big place…like… half the state. What do the directions say?” Maggie: “It says Shenandoah…” Me: “Oh boy… **takes a look at the directions … Continue reading

The Make It or Break It Trip of a Lifetime: A look ahead to Prague 2016

Since I was a young lad, all I’ve ever wanted to do was move abroad, work abroad, and possibly even bring my family lineage back to Finland. I tell myself ‘It’ll be easy, just graduate with a degree, finish school, … Continue reading

Get Your Wanderlust On! Best Jobs for Those Who Wish to Fulfill Their Wanderlust

We all dream of that perfect job that has us travelling non-stop. I guffaw at job requirements that say “Must be willing to travel internationally.” It’s the “must” and “willing to” that get me goin’! Travelling is a privilege, so … Continue reading

Look Here! Tools to Help You Find The Cheapest Flight

Every travel blogger has made some sort of post on how they find the cheapest flights. The stereotypical answers may be “be flexible with your dates” or “be flexible with your destinations” yada yada yada. Yes, both of those are … Continue reading

6 Regional Destinations I’m Determined to See this Year

We all have aspirations to do huge international, multi-country trips for long periods of time. But what about the less extravagant yet still amazing trips? I’m talking about the “local” ones, the ones you can get to easily and are … Continue reading

12 Trips in 12 Months: Cherry Blossom Festival

Finally, spring has arrived! The grass is getting greener, the birds are chirping louder, and the Cherry Blossoms are blooming. What a beautiful time to be alive. Luckily, I live so close to the District of Columbia that I had … Continue reading