Traveling can be an exciting escapade, but it’s not all fun and games. There should always be a concern for safety while traveling, regardless how comfortable you feel; You don’t want to be prepared only after you get scammed or robbed. Here are 16 safety tips that will keep you more protected during your adventures.… Continue reading 16 Travel Safety Tips You Should Know
It’s no news that women are continuously pushing their boundaries in work, social and personal settings. With a healthy and ever-growing base of female travel bloggers, it also seems that they are bulldozing through travel limits as well. A recent study by Allianz Global Assistance, though, shows that women still face many obstacles when it’s… Continue reading The 10 Most Dangerous Countries for Women and Why
Travel influencers and bloggers often make solo travel look picturesque, with scenic photos of their backs turned to the camera, sitting on a huge cliff overlooking a deep blue ocean and cloudless skies. However, to the general population, traveling solo might be a daunting task, according to a new survey by Allianz Global Assistance. Of… Continue reading Most People Have Not Traveled Alone for Leisure; Here’s Why
Happy Earth Day! While I think every day should be Earth Day, today is important to remind ourselves Earth’s resources are limited, and we must conserve and protect them to sustain our ever-growing population. Today is also an ideal time to talk about a growing travel trend: sustainable tourism. Booking.com just released its annual sustainable… Continue reading Sustainable Tourism Tips
It may seem that there is a never-ending list of tasks to accomplish before you study abroad, and that makes it easy to overlook the small details. Specifics such as how you are going to get around town or if you will have a plate to eat off of your first night may not be… Continue reading Easily Overlooked Study Abroad Expenses You Should Know
Long time, no blog! I cannot say I am pleased with myself for not posting in so long, but you know, life happens. And by life happening, I mean I have been home from Australia for just over a month. I considered the options for first blog post after I got back from my Australian… Continue reading Home at Last
A few days ago, a sweet little memory popped up on Facebook: my first blog post on Whitmanythoughts. I cannot believe it has been a year since I started writing about my travels. I feel like I have written so much, yet have so much more to share. I have expressed over and over again… Continue reading 1 Year of Whitmanythoughts
As I sit here and type, I cannot believe that I am on a plane to my next journey: a semester studying abroad at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia, with an additional week-long course in Suva, Fiji to start off my adventure. People often ask me, “Why Australia?” I honestly could not see myself studying… Continue reading The South Pacific Awaits
I am doing it again; I am fleeing the country. After a life-changing experience studying abroad in Rome for the summer of 2016, I made up my mind that I would try to study abroad during the spring semester of 2017. I actually tried studying abroad twice before: once during the summer of 2015 and… Continue reading Goodbye America!
Something did not feel quite right. I was restless—more so than usual.