Backpacking is carrying your home on your back through different countries, cultures and terrains. It’s lugging your home into taxis, storing it under busses and locking it under bunk beds. Backpacking is being entirely self-sufficient through your personal belongings while simultaneously being unattached to it all. One of the most difficult obstacles to overcome – […]
“What did you do in Mazunte?” This is a difficult question for anybody who has spent time in Mazunte to answer. You don’t really do anything in Mazunte, its rather a way of life. Mazunte is a small beach town on the coast of Oaxaca. It spans about four blocks in total, but after speaking […]
As I write this I am sitting in a coffee shop that overlooks the zocalo (city square). To my left, the Mexico flag hangs off of the balconies of a church. To my right, vendors of all kinds line the walkway. Balloons, toys, bracelets, and more food than you can ever imagine. Although I’m 2,500 […]
I might be biased here but solo female travelers are some of the most bad ass women you’ll ever meet. Female travelers repeatedly prove themselves capable of challenging the status quo through their kindness, confidence and independence.
I had the opportunity to go to San Martin Tilcajete and see the artisans work in their own homes. The details in each animal are extraordinary and well worth your time to go and watch the artists at work.
Included below are some of my favorite photos from the trip. Enjoy!
Although I am not THE blonde abroad, I am A blonde abroad – a solo female traveler that spent three months backpacking through South East Asia. Now, I am a semi-expat living in Oaxaca, Mexico and encouraging others to embrace the gap year.
The mezcal boom can be felt throughout Mexico, but Oaxaca still represents the mecca of the mezcal pilgrimage. From top-bartenders and bar owners to casual mezcal drinkers, people from all over the world now flock in Oaxaca to see the place that their favorite spirit first started from. Mezcal used to be considered a boot-leg […]
Journal Entry: How do you write about travel when nearly all occurrences are chance encounters… or at least the best ones are. To explain to a person the love complete strangers show you, opening their homes and their hearts after knowing you for mere minutes. Making food, breaking bread, celebrating with drinks – salud! I’ve […]
Last weekend was the annual Carnaval de San Martin Tilcajete, one of the few indigenous traditions that remain in Oaxaca. While I had no previous knowledge of the carnaval, I was pleasantly surprised to be a part of it. After taking to my favorite research partner, Google, I was left with little information on the […]