After nearly a whole year of surviving out of a suitcase, I'm finally ready to settle down and unpack. This is much unlike my always traveling self, so I thought I'd offer some tips while the experiences are still fresh in my mind. #travel #wanderlust #lifetips @wandergluttony

7 Packing Tips for Surviving out of a Suitcase

  This post contains affiliate links that help support the operation of this website & my travel and food addictions. If you buy via these links I will earn a slight commission at no cost to you. Your consideration of these recommended purchases is highly appreciated. Happy traveling! It’s weird to be feeling relief in unpacking large boxes into my new apartment, yet here I am getting settled in (at least for now.) Although my technical world travels lasted me three months, by happenstance I’ve been primarily surviving out of a suitcase just short of […]

My Journey Through 2015

2015 was unlike any other. My first year since the beginning of my memory where I haven’t spent my year going to school. A year that brought me many notable sunrises accompanied with the tingling of excited anticipation for what the upcoming day may hold. Don’t get me wrong, 2015 was one Hell of a chaotic roller coaster. But despite facing many demons I am proud to tell you I’ve come out ahead. For better 2015 has formed me into a more grateful person who understands the value of sweating the small stuff if you […]

An open letter to the hotel I stole breakfast from in Rome. A frugal traveler's gotta do what we gotta do!

TBT: Stealing Hotel Breakfast, an Apology

Dear Hotel in Rome, I’m sorry. I was directed to meet a tour group at 9am in front of your establishment. You see, my night bus arrived at 5:45 (a frugal traveler skips nights in real beds) and I had some time to kill. After wandering aimlessly, I showed up at your doorstep bright and early at 6:30. You know, just to figure out where I was supposed to be. I was planning on going to a cafe, but from even from outside the building I saw a sign pointing to the toilettes. That’s right […]

Yes Woman! Why Saying "Yes" Will Make You a Better Traveler

Yes Woman! Why Saying “Yes!” Will Make You a Better Traveler

Sometimes silly things stick with you. Sometimes you study so hard you still remember the quadratic formula 7 years after needing it(negative ‘b’ plus or minus the square root of ‘b’ squared…) Sometimes you don’t try at all, but you remember every moment of a first date. Sometimes you remember truly silly things like a Jim Carrey movie you once watched that changed your life. Alright, so maybe Yes Man didn’t singlehandedly change my life, but it is one of those random things that lives in the back of my head. If you haven’t seen […]

Bartender at the Long Bar pours a Singapore Sling

Original Singapore Sling

One of my biggest life goals is to travel through time. So far it’s not looking very promising as Marty McFly has yet to appear on a hoverboard and it’s already 2015. Often when you travel you, you get lucky. I wasn’t sure what I expected to find in Singapore, I was setback when I realized I had stepped into the early 20th century. My sister and I wearing our casual and VERY 2000’s garb seemed out of place as we explored the refined Raffles Hotel. Singapore is a clean city. Remarkably clean. So walking into […]

Chinese Tofu, Clams, Fish and Vegetables

Sunday Surfin’ 9.27.15

“How do you keep a wave upon the sand?” In great restless fashion I found myself back in LA this week. My mom had won some tickets to see The Sound of Music which just opened down at The Ahmanson. As an unemployed vagabond, it was the best excuse I could find to get back to my hometown. My little sister, the theater production major, joined us for the evening studying the show with a critical eye. But what’s a night out at the playhouse without a proper pre-theater meal? I can sense what you’re […]

Sunday Surfin with links

Sunday Surfin’ 9.20.15

All calendars should start with Sunday. That’s how my mind has been trained to recognize calendars. Yet my mind also sees Monday as the start of the new week. So what is Sunday? The beginning or the end? For me Sundays wind up being days of reflection for the previous week, but also stir up drive for the week to come. Somehow though I always go to bed with more motivation on a Sunday night than I wake up with on a Monday morning. Hm… Anyways, if you read my blog chronologically you will realize […]