I never would have thought that I’d feel most beautiful covered in mud and sweat while hiking through the jungle in the Philippines. In that moment, I felt confident that I was a strong woman who didn’t need to fit conventional beauty standards to be happy, but that hadn’t always come easily to me.
Malaysia was a destination that surprised me. It’s a country that most backpackers skip over, so I went into it with low expectations and ended up falling in love! Here are 20 photos to inspire you to visit Malaysia.Continue reading
Wow, I can’t believe that 2016 is over!
It’s been a crazy year, with everything that is going on in the world, but personally for me it’s been a pretty transformative year and was filled with adventure! I backpacked across Southeast Asia, crossed off 7 new countries, learned to scuba dive, moved across the country and had my first full year blogging! Here is The Fly Away Life’s 2016 recap:Continue reading
Ho ho ho… The holidays are just around the corner!
If you’re anything like me, you’ve been putting off your holiday shopping and still have stocking stuffers & last-minute gifts to pick up (thank god for Amazon Prime and two-day shipping!). Here are some of my favorite travel stocking stuffers for the wandering soul in your life!Continue reading
Welcome to the Weekend Wanderer series! Once or twice a month, I will feature an interview with a traveler who is doing something unique or exciting in their adventures across the globe. Have an exciting adventure you’d like to share? Shoot me an email at email@example.com!
As you guys know, my travels are often inspired by books. So when fellow wanderer, Nicole Trilivas reached out and offered me a copy of her new novel Girls Who Travel, I jumped at the chance to learn about her inspiration with a quick interview. I was absolutely captivated by the book and found I couldn’t put it down. I found myself identifying a lot with Kika, the main character, and her struggles as a traveler trying to merge back into ordinary life. Definitely suggest checking it out!Continue reading