Author Archives: Sky

volunteer Honduras Child Alliance

How to Choose an International Volunteer Organization

My last class with the kids at HCA I spent about a third of 2016 volunteering in Honduras. This was not my first experience volunteering abroad – my first few times out of the country were volunteer trips with my school and I was finishing up my first month of 3 volunteering in Nicaragua when I flew home in 2015. For me, volunteering abroad was a long-term investment. It was about making a trackable impact by offering assistance and... Read More »
Visiting the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, New York

Visiting Historic Seneca Falls, New York

Seeing my BFF Chelsie is always a top priority when I'm in the States, regardless of which state she's in (though thankfully she's always on the East Coast). She recently moved to Seneca Falls, NY with her husband and informed me she was not visiting me this time, I had to come to Seneca Falls because I would love it. I figured she just didn't want to drive to see me and since Seneca Falls is part of the Finger Lakes region of New York, it... Read More »

Saving for Travel: The Contentment Challenge

I've been posting regularly on the different ways I am saving money for travel. However, now that I'm living abroad, I haven't kept to these habits as regularly as I would like. When you live abroad you develop habits just as you do at home - you have a group of friends, routine, favorite restaurants, a bar with a favorite cocktail. Which, if you're traveling on a short time - fantastic! Go for it, indulge every night! I'm in Costa Rica for the... Read More »

How to Stay Healthy on the Road

Traveling is an amazing opportunity but between long flights and days in transit, indulging in local cuisine and lack of routine in general, it can be tricky to stay fit and healthy. Even if you have a regular health routine at home, it goes out the window when you travel – making it easy to forget to prioritize physical and mental well-being. But wherever you are in the world, it’s important to take care of yourself. Here are a few... Read More »
Orosi Valley Costa Rica

Unforgettable Moments from My First Trip Abroad

Over the past few weeks, my Facebook “On This Day...” feed has (mostly) taken a break from the statuses about boys and heartbroken quotes and instead turned to photos of luggage, mountains, beaches and baby sloths. I'm not too sure what I was doing last February – nothing exciting, apparently – but two years ago in February I was a month into my first solo adventure. I can't believe it's been two years since I first stepped foot in... Read More »