Survive Dengue Fever Symptoms Like A Boss

It was the worst I’d ever felt, and it wasn’t going away. Every day I was getting some new symptom, but I questioned, was just the stress of traveling solo in India? It wasn’t stress. It was Dengue Fever. It took me two weeks to know I had it, and by then I was almost

An American Nurse in a Ugandan Hospital

Although I didn't go to Uganda for the purpose of hospital volunteering, while I was there, I spent a few days a week volunteering at the local hospital Holy Cross Orthodox, in a nearby village, Namugoona. Early in the morning, I’d ride a bota bota there, sidesaddle, for about a dollar. It was a unique

DIY Lemon Sugar Scrub

Like I said in a post last week, I'm going to start sharing on here what writing I get up to outside Werkenntwen. I've done two interviews, one with Grown Up Gap Year about my decision to leave the U.S. as well as a "what to pack" interview with Dirty Paws Blog. Since I was

Soaking up Rays at Budapest’s Szechyeni Bath House

Our couchsurfing host messaged “I’m on the pest side of the river”. That was how we found out Budapest is actually Buda on one side of the Danube, and Pest on the other. Most attractions are on the Pest side, including the steamy Budapest Bath House Szechenyi Baths. The Danube After a night of barhopping with

Should I Get Journey Health Insurance?

Before your trip there is a lot to plan and get organized. But it's not just packing, you've got to think about paperwork and your health as well. Lots of new travelers ask me:  Should I get travel health insurance? The answer is most often, Yes! Whether it's for a short trip of a month or

Which Vaccinations Do You Really Need For Journey?

After planning your trip, telling your angry parents you’re leaving, and booking the flight, you might remember that you should check which vaccinations you need for where you’re going. Vaccinations for travel can be expensive and unnecessary so it’s important you do your research. I’ll help you. I was vaccinated like crazy when I got

Your Journey First Aid Kit – Advice from a Nurse

So usually when traveling these are the things I take. But, I will say sometimes I don't take any because I am a bit irresponsible and because I travel in Asia often, I can afford to buy this stuff as I need it.  5 Items in My Journey First Aid Kit: 1. Band-Aids. Just bring