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Get Free Flights By “Journey Hacking” & a Giveaway!

Journey hacking is a term that is all over the Internet right now, and I was feeling a little left out having never even joined a frequent fliers program. With the amount of flights I’ve taken, I shudder to imagine how many miles I would have racked up but instead left wasting. So, when I

My Accidental Boyfriend

I wrote this post a while ago but it never seemed like the right time to post it. I suppose no time is better than Valentine's day. Single people: what could your mind accomplish if you didn’t think about boys (or girls) most of the time? Maybe you think you don’t think about them that

What Not To Pack – Keep These Off Your Backpacking Checklist

Over the years, I've gotten really, really good at packing efficiently and still maintaining my boho chic style. Whether it's using the KonMari method, learning how to wash my clothes while traveling so I could pack even less, knowing which packing items to splurge on, or testing out the best, most stylish luggage out there, I've

9 Tips for Safe Couchsurfing

I am an avid fan of  By searching profiles, you can stay with strangers (for free!) all over the world. I have made long-lasting friends from crashing on their couches. I have seen small towns and huge cities from a local’s view. I rarely have a bad experience with Couchsurfing (CS), but I’m going

Journey Bucket List

This list will be ever-growing & ever-changing as I cross things off and meet new people who inspire me. I am a little obsessed with making lists. When I met my now best friend back in college, she came into my dorm room and saw my academic planner. She started to flip through it.

About Me

Welcome to my blog, Werkenntwen! I'm glad you're here. I always told my friends I would work any job six months a year if I could travel the other six. Journey AND shop: my two favorite things. I saved all year in college to spend my summers backpacking in Europe, or