FAQ for Where in the World is Nina?

FAQ for Where in the World is Nina?

You have questions, I got answers ? Here are some of the most popular questions I get… Who is Nina? Oh, hi. That’s me! I’m from Tampa, Florida, USA. 80s baby I told everyone that I wanted to be “well-traveled and happy” when I grew up. I...
5 Reasons Why Taking a Group Tour Is the Best Intro to Traveling

5 Reasons Why Taking a Group Tour Is the Best Intro to Traveling

I remember like it was yesterday. My first big trip abroad was a Europe trip in 2008 and it was life-changing. Taking on the streets of Barcelona for the night and returning at breakfast time, finishing my first full stein of radler in Munich and swerving around...
How I Started Traveling—Three Jobs, Two Years, One Dream

How I Started Traveling—Three Jobs, Two Years, One Dream

Click, Click… Confirmed. Holy sh*t… I just bought a one-way ticket to a continent I’ve never been to. Alone… What have I done?! Is this real? Am I really moving to Thailand? Did I just make the stupidest mistake of my life? Am I ready...
All The Travel Gear I Use and Love

All The Travel Gear I Use and Love

What camera do you use? How did you get this picture? I love that bag! What is it? What do you travel with? These are common questions veteran travelers get, I’ve been getting asked these questions and more for over six years now! Nobody wants to go abroad with...
Teaching English Abroad… and The Most Embarrassing Experience Ever

Teaching English Abroad… and The Most Embarrassing Experience Ever

I took my seat on stage with about ten other teachers, traditional Thai music playing in the background, and about 1,000 pairs of eyes glued to me. One second later the entire room erupted in gasps and screams. Students held their hands to their mouth, teachers...
Getting Laser Eye Surgery in South Korea (LASEK): Was It The Right Decision?

Getting Laser Eye Surgery in South Korea (LASEK): Was It The Right Decision?

Yes, I, an American, got LASEK laser eye surgery in South Korea. Why on earth would an American go to South Korea to get surgery? Isn’t is scary and dirty? Isn’t Asia full of sheisty doctors and ancient medical equipment? Why on earth wouldn’t I...
9 Things Travelers Are Sick of Hearing from Travel Trolls

9 Things Travelers Are Sick of Hearing from Travel Trolls

Millennials travel. A lot. It’s essentially the hottest thing to do, and if you don’t do it, you’re kinda not cool. (only half joking…) However, there’s also this set of millennials who are bitter AF about travel. They think it’s stupid and unattainable because...
Luck and Things I’m Grateful For: The Importance Of Acknowledgement

Luck and Things I’m Grateful For: The Importance Of Acknowledgement

  There isn’t a better time than now to reflect on areas of my life, from my idea of luck to how I’ve used that to motivate myself to accomplish what I have today. I’ve always wanted to travel for a living and even though I don’t get a...
Hi, I’m a Traveler and I Hate Flying

Hi, I’m a Traveler and I Hate Flying

An oxymoron, for sure, but it’s true. I freaking hate flying. I hate it, I hate it, and I wish I never had to take a flight eveerrrr again. *insert extreme pouty face and foot stomping the floor* There’s just one problem… I’m addicting to...