Our Trips

Read about our adventures and draw inspiration for your own!

Two best friends traveling the world and sharing their experiences, one packing list at a time.

Rice, Beans, and SO Many More Things

This goes for anywhere you all travel to…but learn about the local culture and try to interact with the locals. We got to watch people sing and dance in the streets and in parks just enjoying their lives and vibing, and it was such a beautiful representation of what I felt Brazil encompasses, and that is togetherness and warmth (literal temperature and figuratively with the closeness of the people). People are so welcoming and homie there, and I am sure that you will encounter some very sweet people like we did. I seriously was so pleasantly surprised at how kind and welcoming all the locals were when we went.

Budgets and Itineraries

Planning a trip can be so overwhelming! Where do you start? How much money do you need to save? Check out the information below and let us know if it helps you plan your next trip!

Bucket Hats and Salsa Dancing: Our Trip to Guatemala

The whole time we were in Guatemala, it felt like the universe was trying to kill us! We should have known on the first day when we were hiking (or in Ria’s case, falling down) an actively erupting volcano that it was going to be bad news the whole trip and we should start taking precautions. You want to guess what we didn’t do? Take precaution.

Does the Cost Outweigh the Benefit? Serving Abroad Guest Post with Madeline Warrick

I’m not sure I believe service abroad should be a thing. How hypocritical of me, right? I’m literally doing the definition of service abroad, yet I’ve kind of come to the conclusion that I don’t think the cost outweighs the benefit. I’ve discussed this with friends back home, friends here, and heck, even my own supervisor, but I have yet to have someone give me a compelling argument for why service abroad should continue to prevail. But first, let me give you some background on my situation.


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