Happy 5th Travel Anniversary To Me!

Happy Anniversary to me. Happy Anniversary to me. Happy anniversary dear Traveling Brandy. Today my flight leaves from Madrid to Bangkok, Thailand where I will begin a journey around South East Asia working as a professional traveler. Wow. Coincidentally, it´s also been 5 years to the day since I took off on my Round The…


Date A Girl Who Doesn’t Travel

[quote] Everyone in the cafe was turned to look at me. “MHMMMM” I said, with more oomph and soul than a Holy-Roller preacher woman. I licked my finger and flipped the page, devouring the words. The article, “Date A Girl Who Doesn’t Travel” by Debra Ly, was the perfect mixture of honesty and boldness. While…

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Amsterdam Romancesterdam

On the heels of resolutions-remorse comes the second worst time of year: Valentine’s Day.

This commercial atrocity will be flooding your news feed before you can say “stop it Hallmark, we’re just friends”. Relief is here though, and it’s in the form of one of Europe’s most romantic cities: Amsterdam


10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Giving up on Your Dreams

I want to tell my children about the time I was couchsurfing in Seychelles, attacked by a monkey in Nicaragua*, and toured an underground city in Turkey. I want those stories to enrich, surround and drive my life. I want to be the polished person that comes out of those experiences, and the compassion and knowledge that comes with having seen humans in so many environments and climates.

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