Is Dressing Like a European Really Necessary in Europe?

Is Dressing Like a European Really Necessary in Europe?

I was recently chatting with a coworker about the struggle between trying to dress to fit in in Europe vs dressing for comfort while traveling. This is something I Googled a lot before I left to study abroad in London in 2008 (it was my first international trip, and I researched every tiny detail). I … Read More

“Tourist” Shouldn’t be a Dirty Word: My Thoughts on Tourist-Shaming

“Tourist” Shouldn’t be a Dirty Word: My Thoughts on Tourist-Shaming

If you regularly do any travel research or travel blog reading, you may be aware of the ‘tourist vs traveler” mindset that has been quietly infiltrating our community, masquerading itself as a positive movement. There are a number of offending influencers who outwardly tout the benefits of more fully immersing themselves in the local culture, … Read More