All posts tagged: travel blogger

Postcards from the Edge

Dignity above all else speaks volumes. Inside our hearts, we are all born kings and queens… Spotted this underserved king on the streets of Varanasi and was instantly moved by his regal stature. I decided to not focus on his eyes because his struggle is not mine to interpret. But, observing him within this moment gave me an undeniable sense of calm about whatever was to come and his stillness was as vibrant as the noise within the streets… xo KO   Varanasi // Uttar Pradesh, India   Instagram | Twitter  

Confessions of a Jetsetter w/ Freya Dowson

“I would tell myself not to worry, adventure is coming and to just enjoy the moment and wait for it to arrive…When I was younger I used to wish for travel, to dream about it, and even though I did a lot of traveling as a child, I wanted to know that I would be able to continue to do it as an adult. But once travel is in your blood, it becomes part of who you are, and no amount of worrying about what the future will bring can change that. Now I travel the world, as a blogger and also as a photographer for not for profits and am loving every minute of it. I didn’t set out to have this career path, it feels more like it came to me – like it was always meant to happen…” – Freya Dowson // @nishaantishu   056/100 of #100DaysofConfessions Instagram Project

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Confessions of a Jetsetter w/ Jnambowa AKA “Catch Me If You Can”

“Back in 2007 for my 23rd birthday, my sister, two friends and I went to Cancun to celebrate…I do not recall what inspired me to suggest the trip, but there was no looking back after that! As the daughter of Ugandan immigrants, I started traveling at a very young age. My first international trip was at the age of seven when we went on our first family trip to Uganda via London, so I am no stranger to travel.  Each year it seems my birthday celebrations get bigger and better. 24 was spent in Kobe, Japan and I had proper Kobe beef for dinner. For my 25th, me and 18 friends descended upon Puerto Rico. 26 was spent dancing the night away in London. 27 wasn’t super eventful but I did some light partying with new friends in Rome. 28 was spent enjoying dinner with close friends on a Roman rooftop followed by partying too late into the night. 29 was spent on Lake Victoria with my mom and some of her close friends. Finally, …

Confessions of a Jetsetter w/ Christine Amorose

“Paris, without a doubt. It was my very first international trip when I was 11, and I fell in love with the pains aux chocolats, the Champs-Elysées and the thrill of not understanding what people were saying. I’ve gone back again and again, and I’ve still never tired of the city’s charms…the effortless style, sunset over the Seine, the surprise down a winding cobblestone street, and those perfectly organized French gardens…” – Christine Amorose AKA @cestchristine   027/100 of #100DaysofConfessions Instagram Project        

Confessions of a Jetsetter w/ Kelley Louise

“I planned this road trip last summer with some friends from NYC. The group of friends I was going with are all from Europe, and the original plan was to drive across Route 66. But as we kept planning the trip, it quickly became apparent that they were more interested in the idea of Route 66, rather than the actual road trip. I think we ended up going through four or five different routes before settling on one that worked for everyone. We flew into Vegas and then made our way into California — we went from Sequoia National Park to Yosemite, over to San Francisco and then up to Napa Valley before finally driving down the coast to San Diego. I grew up in southern California so it was a really cool experience to show my friends the things that make my home state special, especially because it was all completely new to them. Before the trip, one of my friends had asked me if I was a mountain or an ocean person. I …


Confessions Of A Jetsetter w/ Nathan Chambers

  “If I could live a parallel life anywhere in the world, without hesitation, my top choice would be Dubai. I have become overly obsessed with this city since living there briefly last year for business school. Every day spawned a new experience. The people, the food, the service, and the stellar architecture have captivated all my senses. Expat life in Dubai is definitely in the near future! I’ll be back there next month.” – Nathan Chambers   002/100 of #100DaysofConfessions Instagram Project


Confessions of a Jetsetter w/ Jessica Painter

“I’ve taught on four continents and in six countries. No matter where I am or who I’m teaching, I always walk away having learned something. Teaching has helped me to see that it doesn’t matter if I’m teaching big kids, small kids or grownups, learning is continuous. Having good holidays also feeds my wanderlust and makes me want to see more of the world. Right now, I teach in Cairo. Who wouldn’t want this as their fave spot to hang out at each weekend?!” – Jessica Painter // @jessisawanderer   001/100 of #100DaysofConfessions Instagram Project

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#The100DayProject w/ The Great Discontent & Elle Luna

One of my greatest joys as a travel blogger and cultural curator is connecting on the road with others and sharing stories from perspectives that often go unrecognized. When I stumbled across #The100DayProject Instagram initiative rekindled by artist/designer, Elle Luna and The Great Discontent Magazine, I knew there was no doubt but to submerge myself into this intensive, creative pool of possibilities. This action proves to be a timely Spring reminder of working towards purging unproductive procrastination (not all procrastination is created equally :)) and further combining my love of travel, community and story-telling via developing more glimpses into my “Confessions of a Jetsetter” series. I’ll be interviewing fellow explorers across various creative disciplines and sharing 100 different travel confessions starting today April 6th and ending July 14th! If you’d like to be featured as one of the 100 people I’m attempting to profile, feel free to contact me and I’ll send over a random question for us to collaborate on! Shy?! No worries! Come along for the ride anyway as well as take up …

Confessions of a Jetsetter w/ Stephanie Londono

“I took a trip to this little island called Vieques in Puerto Rico. I went to visit Culebra for the day, so I took a small plane in the morning and decided to take the public ferry back from Culebra. Long story short, after waiting 5 hours for the ferry, I meet a woman named Irma, a cancer survivor who lived alone on the island. One of the craziest storms begins to unravel after we had boarded the ferry. I’m scared out of my mind and she forced me to sit up top in the open with her. I go up with her and hold on to the bar for dear life. I remember the water splashing everywhere and this ferry moving frantically from side to side. I will never forget her peace. She just sat there and actually enjoyed it- like she was on a yacht in St. Tropez. She saw how incredibly frightened I was and she said, “Why are you so afraid? All you have to do is ask God to protect …

Star Hopping: A Cross Cosmos Trip with NASA

As a travel blogger from Bed Stuy, Brooklyn with a forte for pop culture, being invited to attend NASA’s ”State of NASA” at the Goddard Space Flight Center doesn’t immediately strike one as a union made in the cosmos. However, keeping up with the state of affairs at NASA unveils similar core reasons why I choose to travel so much and why I’m enthralled with cultural preservation for everyday consumption—a deep care and fascination for humanity, nature, and the Earth as we currently know it and how we imagine these aspects will further evolve. As a result, these central philosophies make NASA the perfect travel companion to keep on hand and here are some reasons why I’d choose to ride shotgun with NASA on any given day… Weather Forecasts of Epic Proportions Forget about your standard, daily weather forecast apps to determine if you should pack an umbrella or a light jacket. Following the state of climate change via NASA’s five slated earth science missions this year under their Earth Right Now initiative will provide …