11 Travel Jobs That Helped Me Stay On The Road

11 Travel Jobs That Helped Me Stay On The Road

I sat down at my desk today to get some work done on the blog. Nothing was super pressing and I wasn’t sure what to work on—so naturally, I procrastinated. I tweaked something on my website’s homepage and was checking it over. It made me think about all...
10 Reasons Carry on Only Is Lame AF & You’re Not Special

10 Reasons Carry on Only Is Lame AF & You’re Not Special

Oh, wow! You pack your bags and are a “carry on only” traveler, can I get your autograph and get a picture with you? You’re like some elite celebrity now and I’m so envious of you! *buzzer sound*   NOT! Why is going carry on only a...
7 Reasons Why Learning a New Language Is so Important & How to Do It

7 Reasons Why Learning a New Language Is so Important & How to Do It

Learning a new language is no easy feat. There are so many things to consider, so many apps out there, so many reasons not to learn (especially if you know English) and plenty more reasons to put it off. But there are some really important reasons to learn a new...
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,...
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...