Welcome! I’m Christen!

My love of travel began when I studied abroad in Spain back in 2008. During this time, I was able to visit several other countries in Europe and Northern Africa. And let me tell you, I’ve had a bad case of wanderlust ever since. Travel can be transformational and offers such a rich experience to those who are open to learning new cultures, meeting new people, trying new foods, and experiencing unique activities.

Over the years I have had the chance to travel to over 28 countries, most recently Lebanon, Iceland, Kuwait, Cuba, Greece, Thailand, and Croatia. Nothing inspires me like travel does, and I hope to help you experience the same on your travels too! 

Traveling is my passion – I find almost nothing as exhilarating as stepping foot in a new country where the culture and the language are completely new experiences for me. I travel for cultural exchange and to learn more about the history of the places I visit.

On my site, you’ll learn how to plan affordable trips that are focused on cultural immersion and historical education. I provide detailed travel guides with tips on tours you should consider for local, authentic experiences and information on how to make travel more affordable.

My Favorite:


  • Thailand
  • Egypt
  • Brazil
  • Spain
  • Iceland


  • Barcelona
  • New York
  • Chiang Mai
  • Salvador
  • Rome


  • Praia Do Forte (Brazil)
  • Varadero (Cuba)
  • South Beach (US)
  • Barceloneta (Spain)
  • Phi Phi Islands (Thailand)


  • Airbnb
  • Boutique Hotels
  • Bed & Breakfasts
  • Marriott Hotels
  • Hilton Hotels

Latest Travel Guides

Need some inspiration for your next trip? Check out these guides for cultural experiences in destinations around the globe!