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The Travel Darling Featured on the Huffington Post

I’m excited to share that my article 10 Things I Learned Traveling as a Couple was featured on the Huffington Post!  Check it out! It feels amazing to be published. If anything, this experience has taught me that it pays to be bold and take risks. Normally I wouldn’t have put myself out there this publicly, […]

Ubud, Bali City Guide

Nestled in the lush jungle and surrounded by rice fields, Ubud is the spiritual heart of Bali. Writers, yogis, soul searchers, and dilettantes of all backgrounds come here to recharge and find inspiration.   Walking along the streets it’s hard to miss the smell of burning incense and the offerings made of flowers and palm leaves on every doorstep. […]

Snapshots from New Zealand’s South Island

New Zealand’s South Island is just waiting to be photographed – the whole country is undeniably photogenic. Tyler and I were excited to finally get there and soak all of it in. We heard there wasn’t a great public transportation system across the country and that the best way to explore is by car, so that’s exactly […]

The Travel Darling Interview on Tokyo Cheapo

Tokyo Cheapo interviewed us about our trip to Japan! For the original interview, visit Impressions of Tokyo: Interview with Travel Darlings Anne and Tyler. I’ve included the text from the interview below: —- Next up in our Impressions of Tokyo series, we hear from Anne and Tyler, a pair of digital nomads who have taken living, […]

Top Five Strangest Experiences in Japan

There are countless reasons why I admire Japan — its rich history, culture of respect, dedication to craftsmanship, and of course, its unparalleled cuisine. For all of Japan’s positive traits, there were some things on my trip that I found downright bizarre. I know what you’re thinking:  I have no right to judge. After all, I hail from […]

Favorite Destinations of 2015

2015 was an eventful year for me. Filled with ups and downs. I worked myself into depression during the first half, took a leave of absence from my job, sold my belongings, packed up what I could, started a blog (!!!), and set off on a trip around the world. It was exciting. Scary. Liberating. Insert various adjectives ad […]

Best Travel Apps

When I did my first backpacking trip in 2006, I used a guide book and had a hot pink Motorola Razr flip phone. I cringe at the thought these days. Technology, specifically fast wi-fi and smart phones, has made travel easier and more accessible. Today my arsenal is only an iPhone loaded with useful travel apps. You can […]

RTW Travel Packing Guide Using Carry-on Luggage

RTW travel packing is both an art and a science. This year-long trip around the world has made me finesse my approach to travel packing. After a few painful lessons, I can proudly say I am on a year-long trip around the world, and I’m not checking luggage. Say wha?? That’s right. I know what you’re thinking: […]

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