For those of you who have been regularly reading my blog, this is a bit of a departure from my usual topics, but it’s one that I think will play an important role, not only in the future of travel but in the future of global governance. As technology continues to advance, the world economy … Continue reading Blockchain, Digital Nomads, and the Future of the Nation-State
The idea of being to live and work from anywhere in the world is attractive to many, who have chosen to become digital nomads and wander the world as laptop warriors. It seems like the perfect lifestyle - no rent, no commute time, the freedom to work from the beach every day, yet it does … Continue reading Gentrification on a Global Scale
Anyone who has ever stayed in a hostel can attest that they attract a certain crowd. While they’re relatively mainstream in European culture, hostels are only beginning to gain popularity in the United States. Unlike our European cousins, Americans are unaccustomed to cramped quarters and sharing space, and the concept of accessible international travel for young Americans has only really exploded within in the last 20 years.
Hello, world! I know I’ve been MIA for the last few months, and it’s been a whirlwind. Three months ago, I sold 95 percent of my belongings, downsized my life to fit in a 45L backpack, and moved from Washington DC back home to Chicago to focus and prepare for my next great adventure. I’ve … Continue reading Hanna Becomes a Digital Nomad
The most popular (and arguably the best) time of year to visit Washington DC is in the springtime, during cherry blossom season, when the city comes alive with the iconic pink flowers. The cherry blossoms line the Tidal Basin, the National Mall, as well as many of DC’s streets, and spring in the District is … Continue reading What You Need to Know about Visiting Washington DC’s Cherry Blossoms
Wait, what? I’ve only been blogging for a few months, so it came as a huge surprise when Kristin In Motion nominated me for a Liebster Award! What is a Liebster Award, you ask? This award was created as a way for bloggers to promote other up-and coming-blogs within the community. This process has been … Continue reading I’ve Been Nominated for a Liebster Award!
In the summer of 2016, I set off on a two-month journey across 10 countries, completely alone and with absolutely no idea what I was doing. I was shy, clueless, and had never done anything like this before in my life. I had dreamed of traveling the world my entire life and planned to do … Continue reading 8 Reasons Why You Should Travel Alone
It’s not about the things we love, it’s about the reasons why we love them. My story is similar to that of many other people. I grew up believing that the steps to success were to work hard, graduate from a “good” college, and get a “good” job, at which point I would be happy. … Continue reading Authenticity: What I Hate Most About Washington DC
Packing up my life and preparing for life on the road has forced me to think about what physical, material possessions I really need to keep and what else is just clutter, taking up unnecessary space in my apartment and my life. Aside from a week’s worth of clothes, my laptop, my camera equipment, my … Continue reading Stuff: On Leaving and What’s Really Important
If you’re based on the East Coast of the US or traveling in the area, Washington DC is a weekend destination that you do not want to miss. Between walking through the nation’s monuments, strolling through art museums, paddling down the Potomac from the Georgetown riverfront, or eating your way through the city’s diverse food … Continue reading 48 Hours in Washington DC