Ecuador

Time of Year: December-January 2017 Places I Visited: Quito, Otavalo, BaƱos, Cuenca, Vilcabamba,, Montanita, Guayaquil, Hostel Names & Locations: Hostelito (Quito), Great Hostels (Banos), After Beach Hostel Bar and Camping (Montanita), Highlights: La Floresta Walking Tour, Equator, Amazon Rainforest, La Casa del Arbol, Galapagos Islands, Scaling Waterfalls This trip was the first time I backpacked with …

Galapagos Island

Our first stop from Guayaquil to Galapagos Island was San Cristobal. We tried to get our bearings here, walked around, explored, and met the million seals (my favorite animal) that lined the beaches of Playa de Oro. We then got a taxi to a beach that was in the middle of nowhere off a very …

Amazon

The journey to get to the Amazon was quite interesting. We set up this trip through our hostel in Quito, and we were told of the wrong date after waiting at a sketchy bus stop for about an hour. So we had to stay an extra day in Quito and took off for the Amazon …

Gold Coast

Time of Year: October 2019 Hostel: BUNK Surfers Paradise Places I visited: Surfers Paradise Highlights: Beach, Sky point Observation Deck, Infinity Attraction, BeachfrontMarkets, Cavill Street I stayed here for a few days before heading to Airlie Beach. The hostel I stayed in had a cute little pool deck where tanning was super comfortable and chill. …

Airlie Beach

Time of Year: October- November 2019 Places I stayed: Nomads Airlie Beach Things I did: Atlantic Clipper Whitsundays My trip to Airlie Beach was pretty short but so worth it. I went here for my birthday and to go on a party boat to Whitsundays. I stayed at the Nomads Airlie Beach which had a …

Brisbane

Time of Year: October-November 2019 Hostels: Bunk Brisbane, Nomads Brisbane Highlights: Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, South Bank, Brisbane River My first stop in Australia was Brisbane. I originally did not even plan to visit Australia on this trip but was convinced to go here rather than India for my birthday and Halloween. I met so …

Arizona

This blog post will be a little different from the rest considering I live in the US. I do not travel much around the US but since COVID hit, I have been more interested in it. I will be updating this page as I visit more states but for now will be posting Arizona. Time …

South Korea

Time of year: October 2019 Places I Visited: Seoul, Itaewon Hostels: Itaewon N Guest House, 24 Guesthouse Itaewon Highlights: Mosques, Seoul Tower, Gyeongidan Street, Sungnyemun Gate ~the unexpected trip~ If you read my other post about china, you would know that I had to fly to South Korea to leave China unexpectedly. However, I tried …

Switzerland

Time of Year: January 2019 Places I Visited: Zurich One of my biggest travel hacks is taking advantage of the extra-long layovers to explore a new country (like a two for one deal). Unfortunately, this does mean limited time to see the vast country but gives you a sneak peek of what you can look …

Vietnam

Time of Year: November-December 2019 Places I Visited: Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City Hostels: 7 Fridays Hostel Hanoi, The Memory Hostel Da Nang, Cococha Hostel and Bar Hoi An, Sunland Hotel ( Space Capsule Hostel) Ho Chi Minh City Highlights: Grab Motorbike, Sapa, Ha Giang Loop, …