How Travel Bloggers Can Make a Positive Impact

There has to be more to travel blogging than competing for the most drool-worthy Instragram shots in exotic destinations, am I right?

I’d like to think so. But as the industry becomes more saturated (and competitive), it’s easy to loose sight of how our work ties into a narrative much larger than us.

You see, us travel bloggers have the opportunity to be role models in a $7 trillion industry. We have the ability to help foster cross-cultural communication, breaking down barriers in the process.

It’s undeniable that we not only have a responsibility to our followers; we also have a responsibility to every community and culture we pass through.

Here’s how us travel bloggers can use our influence for good: Read more

6 Life Lessons I Learned in My First 6 Months of Blogging

I started my blog a little over half a year ago as a way to channel my passion for writing and build a platform for mindful travel and lifestyle. While I still have a long way to go, I’ve successfully transformed an idea into a reality.

Other than teaching myself the ins and outs of travel writing, SEO, and social media management, I’ve also learned some extremely valuable life lessons that may just benefit you too: Read more

My 2016 Recap + Where I’m Moving in 2017

I think I can speak for almost everyone in that 2016 was one chaotic year. For me, 2016 was a turning point in my life. It wasn’t a year of smooth sailing, which I take as a sign of taking some major leaps. I hit some milestones, like graduating college, kissing my life in Chicago goodbye and launching my own freelance writing career abroad. But between all the moments of success, there was a lot of struggle and even failure. Read more