Around the World in 30L (A Packing List for Adventure)

By Clare I was a horrendous packer in college. That 50 pound bag limit was exceeded every time I'd fly home and I'm embarrassed to mention that tears were a common occurrence at the check-in counter. But just the thought of that gives me anxiety now. WTF did I need to pack so badly? I have…

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NYC 101: How to not be “that” tourist

By Sami Everyone’s heard it before: New Yorkers are assholes, and they hate tourists. I actually know people who are afraid to visit our hometown because they’ve heard this or seen it in the movies so many times, but in actuality it’s just not true. I get stopped by tourists for directions or recommendations at…

10 Reasons to Go to Guatemala…Right Now

By Clare Let me start by mentioning that I knew NOTHING about Guatemala before showing up on a last-minute trip. But holy moly, it's an amazing gem of a country. Below is my short-list of favorite things about Guatemala (spoiler alert- chocolate is definitely one of them) and a few tips on how to maximize…

Low-Key Gem: Utila, Honduras

Utila is best known for its crystal clear waters and abundance of whale sharks. Unfortunately, the whale shark odds were not in our favor, but we did find beautiful reefs, friendly people, and some amazing food. Below are a couple tips for spending a few (or many) relaxing days on Utila: 1. If you're traveling…

JUST GO: Our Step by Step Guide to Getting You Off the Ground

By Sami Travel is actually much more simple than people make it out to be. When going rogue we try not to overthink it, keeping our minds, and our opportunities open. Here's our step by step guide to going rogue, from conception, to wheels up! Pick your destination! Not sure, try browsing ours to find…

Backpacking Through Belize

By Clare We bought our flights to Belize City less than 12 hours before take-off. Reckless? We prefer to call it spontaneous. Long story short, we were planning on going to Spain and Morocco but due to a series of unforeseen events, we had to pivot last minute. So Central America: here we come! Neither of us…