Blogs

Sometimes, The Biggest Adventure Is The Curveball

Writing a blog about running away from love, it turns out, will ensure that you receive more calls, emails, and messages than ever before. Who knew? After I wrote last week's blog, I received so many check-ins from all of you lovely people that I was completely...

On Running Way: Turns Out, I Have No Idea How To LITMO

The title of my blog is The LITMO Life. LITMO, for those of you who may not be regular readers of my blog, means "Live In The Moment Only" and it's something my dad used to say to me to remind me to get the fuck out of my own head when I was a child. Over the past 8...

These Are The 7 Worst Kinds Of Travelers

These are the worst kinds of travelers...try as hard as you can not to be one. Traveling teaches you a lot about the world and yourself, because it makes you see things you otherwise never would have. In that way, it's not unusual for travelers to be more progressive,...

Letter-Writing For Travelers: Why It’s So Important

In my opinion, letter-writing isn't an optional activity for long-term travelers: it's a necessity. I used to be a digital girl. There was an interval of several years that I think I didn't even touch a real pen or paper. I like the convenience and mobility of having...

Bullet Journal: A Traveler’s Best Friend

Traveling with a Bullet Journal has made all the difference. I have very wise, very resourceful, very on-top-of-it female friends. I don't know what I would do if I didn't have a bunch of women smarter and stronger than me around at all times! One of these awesome...

Traveler’s Life Lesson: I Am Not Indefatigable

As much as I'd like to let everyone think otherwise, I'm not perfect. Over the past 8 months of traveling after I quit my traditional job, I've learned a lot. A lot about how to do things efficiently while traveling, a lot about how to make international travel easy,...

The 6 Essential Oils You Need For Travel

Essential oils are life. No, really, they are. I’m a big believer in natural and holistic medicine versus traditional western medicine, and essential oils play a huge role in my regular care routine. I use them for pain, stress, insomnia and so much more, but recently...

The Impulse To Friend: Awkward & Unnecessary Or Sweet & Uniting?

On one of my most recent flights (from Nicaragua to the States), I met a very sweet girl. She happened to be sitting one seat over from me, just by pure luck (because, how often do you get the really cool people sitting with you?). She had a "D" seat in the aisle and...

Why I Don’t Believe In Ghosting (Especially For Travel Lovers)

I don't believe in ghosting. For those of you that haven't heard this term (you must either be really considerate people or just people that don't spend a lot of time on the Internet - god bless you for either/both!), "ghosting" is the method of ending a relationship...

What Clarissa Darling Taught Me About Traveling The World

Na na na-na naaa....na na na-na na naaa....WAY COOL! If you're a female child of the 90s, like me, you might have grown up knowing - just KNOWING - that Clarissa Darling was your bestie for life. I hate a lot of television on today. Shows that encourage bad behavior...

Sometimes, It’s Nice To Sit Still

I'm a traveler. And a nomad. And an eleutheromaniac. And yet, I find myself currently with a desire to sit still for a moment. Am I just a basket of contradictions? Yes, but I've also realized that's okay. Because I crave novelty over stability and what I want changes...

Why Traveling Made Me Decide To Quit Alcohol

I've never been big on drinking. I didn't drink basically all through college and for most of law school. After I started "drinking" - which was well after I turned 21 - my "drinking" consisted of half a glass of wine at certain social events (like law school mixers...

Travel Guide To Visiting San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Visiting San Juan del Sur is a great thing to do when traveling around Nicaragua - check out this helpful travel guide! I spent a week in beautiful, beachy San Juan del Sur Nicaragua and though I spent much of it sick, I still managed to have a great time and fall in...

The Freedom To Design A Live Isn’t Just About Traveling

When I was most recently working as an attorney at a private law firm, my dad had to have heart surgery. He’s perfect and healthy now, but at the time, his surgery was a stressful thing and I knew my mom – who alone would have been shuttling back and forth to the...

Will The Real Instagram Please Stand Up?

If you’re a follower of social media news at all (yes, I’m also disgusted that’s a thing), you’ll have seen an article that’s been floating around for the past few months about a ::what was he:: turned-Instagram-influencer, along with all the ins and outs of how he...

The Politics Of Costa Rica

Ready to learn about the politics of Costa Rica? The country has a beautiful and fascinating history. I'm leaving the land of Pura Vida in a little over a week and as this is the beginning of the international leg of my travels, I decided to start blogging on the...

Travel Book: A Journal Of Exploration

My latest project is here and I couldn't be more excited! Travel Book: A Journal Of Exploration has been in development for a little while now. I am a traveler, yes, but a writer/journaler/doodler first and foremost - and I know many travelers that love to jot down...

Why I Don’t Believe In Respecting Cultural Traditions

I'm a traveler. Because of this, I like to be connected to other travelers as much as possible. In fact, on any given day, most of my Facebook statuses are from the several travel groups I'm in - some female travelers, some travel bloggers, etc. - posting about...

Costa Rica And The Perfect Concept Of Pura Vida

Costa Rica's Pura Vida is the life for me. The last time I was in Costa Rica, I was on a terrible honeymoon with a man I shouldn't have been married to. Despite that my honeymoon wasn't the travel experience I wanted it to be (we didn't spend much time outside of the...

I’m Taking Off!

Waking up at 3:30 AM to drive 30 minutes isn't my favorite thing...but that trip gets substantially better when it's to drive to the airport! I'm finally sitting at the gate (yes, I actually am sitting at the gate as I type this - with my laptop plugged into an outlet...

The Best Blogging Tools To Start Your New Blog

If  you're looking to start a new blog, check out this list of some of my favorite blogging tools. Blogging is, obviously, one of my favorite activities. Even before I had The LITMO Life, I created personal blogs in high school and college (obviously, never stuck with...

Travel Checklist For Going Abroad: The Necessities

A travel checklist is an organizational must-have when going abroad - it's too easy to forget things otherwise! I'm heading out of the country in a little less than a week, and I'll be gone for at least two months. I have, however, been traveling around the States...

Gifts For Travelers: The Best Ideas Under $50

It's not incredibly easy to get gifts for travelers - especially when the traveler in your life is on the road a lot and not necessarily into material possessions. I'm one of those travelers - I'm not big into material possessions or consumerism and I don't own a lot....

Thanksgiving Ideas To Make The Holiday (And The World) Better

Looking for some Thanksgiving ideas for a different - and better - holiday? Look no further! I'm not a big believer in Thanksgiving. Which is a shame, because I love holidays. All holidays. Halloween. Christmas. Diwali. Even Arbor Day, since I found out that was a...

This Is One Of Those Honest Travel Blogs…

Not all travel blogs are 100% honest, because it's hard to keep writing truthfully when things get really hard. This one, though, is 100% pure, ugly honesty. When I started The LITMO Life, it was two months before I was getting on the road full-time. I had given...

Donald Trump’s America: Where We Wait For Our Stars

After each election, the populace is divided in two camps. Far from clearly-labelled factions of “Democrat” and “Republican,” these camps differ as to how to move forward under the new President-elect: the “come together” camp and the “he’s not my president” camp. And...

How To Deal With A Crisis Of Country

I wasn't raised very religious, so I don't know exactly what it means to have a crisis of faith. I always pictured something like a complete disconnect between everything you had been raised to believe and everything you were now experiencing. Maybe that's wrong, but...

How To Deal With Stress While Traveling Full-Time

Wondering how to deal with stress while traveling? The truth is, it's not a one-size-fits-all proposition, but there are a few (non-traditional) things that really help! It's no secret that I've dealt with my fair share of stress since starting my journey of full-time...

The Divided States Of America, Where Love Does Not Trump Hate

I'm a natural-born American citizen. This is the only country I've called home my entire life. I'm also a child of Indian parents. And I'm a woman. And today, I'm not only ashamed of the nation of my birth; I'm choosing to give up on it. I am not an advocate for hate...

Where I Am And What I’m Doing Right Now

Hey ya'll. 🙂 It's been a hot minute since I checked in about what it is I'm actually doing these days and my plans have changed so much over the past few weeks that I figured now was a great time! Before I tell you my current plans and schedule, let's back up: As...

How Accessible Travel Makes The World A Better Place

I believe travel makes the world a better place. Not just any kind of travel, though - accessible travel, the kind we can all do. It's no secret that traveling makes us better: at a very minimum, it forces us to step outside of our comfort zones and grow as humans....

Famous Female Travelers & Explorers Throughout History

Famous female travelers and explorers have changed the course of history in many ways - and they're amazing, badass women we could all learn a lot from! Progress isn't made in isolation, it's made by standing on the shoulders of amazing individuals that have come...

Review: Pacsafe Metrosafe LS350 Anti-Theft 15L Backpack

As  you guys know, my backpack of choice for full-time traveling is the Deuter Futura Vario 50 + 10, which I came to after a lot of research into the whole "backpacking buying process." This weekend, however, I was going to be in New York for just over 48 hours,...

Vegan Options At Airports: My Favorite Go-To Snacks

Over the past several years of my being vegan, I've noticed that the availability of vegan options has increased tremendously. At airports, specifically, I used to struggle to find anything to eat and would pretty much be screwed if I hadn't packed my own snacks. Now,...

Fuck You And Your Catcalling Too

Dudes, what is up with catcalling? My least favorite part of traveling alone as a female is that I need to be much more vigilant than males traveling alone do because we live in a shitty world. I try not to let that piss me off on a daily basis, but the truth is, it...

Halloween Traditions & Celebrations Around The World

I'm a big fan of Halloween. It's been my favorite holiday since I was little. I'm not sure what it is I like about Halloween, but I know it involves the dressing up, the candy, and especially the horror. Horror movies and books have long since been my favorite genre -...

Do you want to know how you can travel more...right now?

If you've dreamed about living a life of travel, but aren't sure where to begin, sign up to receive my top 5 travel tips - and start living the brand new travel life you want, today!

Get ready to start receiving travel tips in your inbox!