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Hold up, are New Zealand and Iceland actually the same place?

The other day I was on a mission of hike near Wanaka when I made friends with a Canadian at the summit. We ended up climbing down the track together for a couple of hours chatting away about New Zealand, travel, and life, you know, the usual. It’s so easy to meet people in New […]

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How to be an adventuress

I can still remember the moment I chose the name for this blog like it was yesterday. It was my last semester of college, and it was supposed to be springtime but the weather clearly hadn’t gotten the message. I was sitting at my favorite desk in my favorite room of the Mt. Holyoke College library […]

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Yonderbound and the Evolution of Traveler Accommodation

So I have a question for you guys. A very serious, potentially life-changing travel question. Ready? How do you all deal with booking hotels/hostels/tents/homestays/floorspace and/or couches when traveling? I’m being totally serious. I’ve been doing this whole independent travel thing for almost 8 years, and I still haven’t found the best answer. When I first […]

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How not to have a boring travel blog

Lately I’ve become very disillusioned with the internet. Oh hell, let’s be honest here, I’ve been disillusioned with the internet for years. Nothing’s new except for the fact that in the past 6 months I’ve realized I have an out-of-control social media addiction and I’m determined to conquer it. As you might imagine, this is […]

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