TRAVEL TIPS

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...

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...

San Jose, Costa Rica Travel Guide

If you're thinking of visiting the land of Pura Vida, check out this helpful post I've put together as a San Jose, Costa Rica Travel Guide! San Jose, Costa Rica and the surrounding areas have a lot to offer the Costa Rican traveler. Although many people fly into San...

Tips To Find Fun Things To Do For Free While Traveling

Think you can't come up with lots of cool, fun things to do for free while you're traveling? I thought so, too, before I started this trip, but then I realized that the best activities are the free ones. Now, before you roll your eyes, hear me out: often, it costs...

Safety Tips For Women Traveling Alone

I hate that we live in a world where articles about safety tips for women are necessary - but we do. I've been lucky enough to have really great experiences while traveling alone, or attending movies or shows alone, and I actually felt really safe in my entire 10...

Travel Tips: My Favorite Products (So Far!)

In a previous post, I mentioned that I recently discovered a deep and long-lasting love for packing cubes. While I may sound nuts, I’ve also realized that there are several fabulous products I’ve bought while preparing for full-time traveling, and I wanted to share...

5 Tips To Handle Life Change Well

I'll start by admitting that I am by no means an expert on handling life change well, yet. I'm trying really, really hard to be, but it turns out that packing up and selling your entire life to travel full-time comes with its fair share of up and down emotions. It’s...

Packing Tips For Long-Term Travel

In all my time of going back and forth to college and law school and traveling various places, I have been the person that ignored all of those "packing tips" lists. The internet is filled with packing tips for various needs: short-term travel, long-term travel,...

HOW TOS

How To Travel To Cuba As An American Citizen

 Look no further for your guide on how to travel to Cuba as an American citizen. Relations between the United States and Cuba - this is no secret - have been chilly, at best, for approximately the last 55 or so. In 1960, President Eisenhower put an economic embargo on...

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...

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...

How To Find Things To Do With No Plans

Sometimes, when you're traveling, you head off to a city with a long list of things you want to do, places you want to see, and people you want to visit. Those trips usually come with the most excitement and anticipation, because you've known what you wanted to do for...

How To Deal With Travel Burnout (And Yes, That’s A Thing!)

Did you know that travel burnout is a thing? I know what you're thinking: It seems crazy to get burned out on something so awesome. But the truth is, you can get burned out on anything! Regardless of whether you love it, sometimes, even travel gets to be too much! I...

How To Survive A Long Road Trip Alone

Over the past two weekends, I've done 18-20 drives over two days, and I have another one coming up this weekend. It's not fun and to be totally honest, I'm getting a bit sick of driving. When you first take off on a long road trip, especially on a journey of full-time...

How To Deal With Sickness While Traveling

A few days ago, I asked some of my friends for ideas they would like to see on The LITMO Life. Sometimes, it's hard to think of things other people might like to read about while you are living a particular life (because it seems so normal to you!). Someone suggested...

How To Make Friends And Meet New People While Traveling

Want to know how to make friends while traveling? Here's the true answer: get out of your comfort zone and start chatting! So, how do I make friends and meet new people while I'm traveling? I've been asked this question a few times – I think because I love social...

How To Make Money While Traveling Full-Time

The topic people have asked me the most about since I began my journey of preparing for full-time travel is how to make money while traveling full-time. I get it - this is the question I researched the most before deciding to quit my job to travel. It's natural to...

How To Stay Fit While You Travel

Following me on Instagram or Facebook for even just a few days can quickly make you realize I post about working out way too much! I’m a long-time runner and recent CrossFitter, and staying fit is a core part of my identity. When I begin my travels, I’ll be training...

How To Quit Your Job And Travel The World

I've been asked by many people, many times since publicly announcing my new journey exactly how to quit your job and travel the world. Not that I'm an expert by any means (I only just did it, we'll see how successful I am!), but many people want to know how I think...

How To Decide On A Full-Time Travel Pack (I Just Learned)

Despite my immense and deep hatred of shopping (and shopping-related research), I actually did some! And luckily, it paid off: I finally decided on my travel pack. Now, although I think the pack I actually chose is less significant than the process of shopping for it,...