Venice

I think I am content with saying that Venice was one of my favorite legs of this journey. I value human connection, so it goes without saying that the people I encountered made it all the better, but beyond that, it is simply just a picturesque place. My host, Mama Vera, was the best I had during…

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Black Lives Matter. Sorry, Not Sorry…

Greetings All! So, when I created this blog, I did so with the intentions of it being all about my travels and helping others do the same. During the last phase of my Euro Trip, I decided that I would forgo updating the blog while out there, in an effort to truly take in the…

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Palermo, Italy (VIDEO INCLUDED)

Palermo was a place I never thought of when I was initially planning my solo Euro-trip. I happened to stumble upon it while doing a Google Flight search to see what city it would be cheapest for me to fly back home to. When I saw the low 200-something price tag linked with a one…

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Day Trip to Tuscany

When I originally planned out my Euro-trip, I dreamed of all the great wines I would have. Weeks prior, when thinking about excursions, I knew it was must that I visit Tuscany. I remember hearing about their vineyards so I was more than thrilled when I found this excursion online. Kierra and I got to spend an…

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Rome, Italy

When I think back to my time in Rome, one simple word come to mind. F to the double O-D. My tastebuds are forever grateful for the deliciousness I had, particularly in the area of pasta. There aren't enough adjectives to describe what I experienced, but I will say it was an amazing one, and…

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New Friendships in Paris

Man, oh man. The buzzword for my time in Paris is people. It's amazing to me how I can come across the world, and manage to meet some really cool people. One of the things I love about solo travel, is that it really forces you out of your comfort zone. It pushes you to…

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London Overview

What an exciting couple of days it's been in London. My highlight for the tip is CLEANLINESS.  I couldn't help but to notice how clean everything was. Being a native and current New Yorker, it is safe for me to say that my city doesn't rank that high in that area.The biggest place I noticed…

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Arriving in London

I MADE IT!! I've dreamed for the longest about making the big trek across the pond, and I did it ya'll... It feels amazing to be sitting here in my rental London flat, typing this to you all.  So let's get down to business, shall we? As you all know, I decided to come on…

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Packing for Europe…Backpacker Style!

Check out my video below where I show how I packed for my 15 journey in Europe. The Bag is from eBags and is the TSL Mother Lode Weekender Convertible.  Do you have any tips or best packing practices? If so, comment below. Would love to hear about it!! Click here for the link to the bag!

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Money Saving Tip #1

People ask me so many times, "Jo, how do you afford to travel so much?" "Jo, you must have money!" or my personal favorite, "Jo, do you have a sugar daddy I don't know about?" Although I wish the latter was true (seriously I've gotten down on my knees a few times and prayed for…

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