Month: February 2016

The Day I Decided To Travel Solo 

From reading various travel blogs, I noticed many bloggers travel alone to all these wonderful places. I felt jealous, I said “I wish I could do that!”, but then I thought “Why not?” So, this year I’ve decided to travel solo. I shouldn’t miss on opportunities just because nobody is willing to join me.  Amsterdam has been on my bucket list for a long time now… I’ve traveled more than 150,000 air miles in the past two years and I still haven’t visited Amsterdam. Why? Nobody wants to come with me or they already visited. Ugh. Enough! So, as my first travel solo experience I decided to visit Amsterdam.  Traveling solo requires a lot of preparation, especially as a female. My trip to Europe is only one month away, and even though I already booked all my plane tickets, hotel reservations and wrote down the things I want to see & do, I still have a LOT of things on my to-do list.  Sometimes I travel with little to no preparation. When you travel like …

23 Signs You Are A World Traveler

To all the world travelers out there… this is for you! Nothing makes you happier than listening to these words:   You know all the words to the American Airlines safety video. Thank you for choosing American Airlines! You’re welcome. And the SkyMall magazine is your favorite in-flight entertainment magazine. Then you realize you know every single page by heart and you’ve purchased at least one item. “I need that travel blanket!” You have a favorite in-flight menu item. I can’t get enough of American Airlines cheese plate! Or listening to the phrase: “ Would you like Chicken or Pasta?” Psst… Of course you are a member of a one-world airline. You are constantly checking the total amount of air miles you’ve accumulated. And at the end of a trip, you see if you’ve reached executive status. You know you travel a lot when you reach American Airlines Gold status by April. Your passport is full of stamps from all over the world that the security guard has warned you to get a new one. …

What to pack for Iceland in Winter

Iceland is a place like no other. Which means you’ll have to be prepared for your adventure to come! When I started packing for my trip I decided to take all the winter clothes I own plus my ski outfit. I thought this was going to be enough, but of course It wasn’t. I had to go to an outlet in Iceland and buy additional winter pieces to survive the cold! haha Let me put it this way, Iceland is SO COLD that five layers of sweaters wasn’t good enough to be completely warm. It’s SO COLD that even if you wear two pairs of gloves, your fingers will still feel like they are frozen. I’m not kidding. Here’s a list of all the things you must bring to your trip to Iceland: 1. Ski Gear. Bring all the ski gear you own even if you think you might not need it. Trust me, you will need it. I wore my ski outfit everyday during my stay in Iceland! On the first day I wore …