• Complete Cost of Living to Travel for a Year

    A Complete Cost of Living for My First Year of Travel

    I recently celebrated my first year of traveling non-stop and if you’ve been with me from the beginning, then you already know I love talking about the cost of living for where I am. I’ve already talked about how much it cost for me to live in a few destinations. But, I figured it would be even more interesting to compile all my travel expenses in one huge post! Yes, I have actually kept track of it all. Why? Well, I’m on a mission to find somewhere I’d like to “settle down” (I use that term very loosely) and understanding how much it costs to live in different destinations will help me…

  • Celebrating Traveling for One Year

    Celebrating My First Year of Travel

    August 29, 2017… I took the red-eye from Chicago over the Atlantic ocean for the very first time in my life. My only emotion I remember feeling was pure excitement. I remember landing in Reykjavik, Iceland for a very quick layover on my route to Sweden. Going through immigration felt so surreal because all my life, I dreamed of visiting Europe. I remember walking through the Reykjavik airport, thinking that it smelled like IKEA, and just smiling to myself at that thought. It was my first time traveling alone and I had no idea where to go, just following the crowd. I quickly made my way to my connecting flight…

  • Instagrammable Destinations

    Instagrammable Destinations to Add to Your Bucket List

    Did you know that 2/5th’s of millennials actually choose their holiday destinations based on how ‘Instagrammable’ they are? I came across a survey that was conducted by Schofields Insurance about this topic and I thought the results were pretty surprising! The insurance company surveyed over 1,000 people between the ages of 18 and 33. They simply asked what is their number one motivator for choosing a holiday destination. The concern of how Instagrammable the destination is was the number one response. What shocked me was that people are willing to choose a city based upon how many great photos they can take; rather than immersing themselves in the culture. These…

  • How to Get a Visa for Vietnam

    How to Get a Visa for Vietnam and What to Expect When You Arrive

    One of the countries in southeast Asia that I wasn’t planning to travel to was Vietnam. Why? Because U.S. citizens need a visa to enter. Whereas, many other countries are granted 15 days entry with their passports. I wasn’t sure how to get a visa for Vietnam and frankly, I don’t like applications. Well, with a quick change of plans, I ended up looking into how I can enter Vietnam. I have a flight booked to Europe in October. So, I’ve been strategically planning out which countries I want to visit until then. I figured why not check out Ho Chi Minh City as the last new place on my…

  • 2 Weeks in the Philippines

    2 Weeks in the Philippines

    Mabuhay! That means ‘welcome’ in Tagalog, the language used in the Philippines. My following on Twitter has grown quite a bit over the past month. So, I want to take a minute to reintroduce myself for all those new here and explain where I’ve been for those who have been patiently waiting for a new post. For starters, my name is Dianna! Last year, around this time, I decided to change my life for the better. I wanted to experience all that life had to offer. So, I booked a one-way ticket to Sweden because YOLO. Do people still use that term? I hope not. Anyways, I started traveling country…