Although the decision was spontaneous, I decided a few months ago to move to Milan. I’m doing so by becoming an au pair, and also attending a language school throughout the week to enhance my knowledge of Italian.
But fret not, my adventures will continue! They will just be limited to only occur during the weekend. I’ve already met a bunch of girls based in Milan who want to travel as well, so I promise there will always be a story for you!
Before officially moving to Milan, I will be spending a week in between Courmayeur and Mont Blanc. Its located in Northern Italy, and is about an hour away from the France and Switzerland border. A lot of Milanese families own homes here and often spend their weekends in the north to enjoy the winter festivities while they can. I have not skied since I was a little girl, so I’m mainly spending my time watching the other skiers and taking in the breathtaking view of the mountains.
So you can ignore my last post about going on a Euro tour with the bestie. That trip has been postponed and the traveler in me just couldn’t let me be idle in my free time. So here I am, writing to you all in my hotel in Paris. This will be the start to my first ever solo trip abroad.
When purchasing the tickets & hotels, I was extremely nervous! But I overcame that feeling by joining a few groups on facebook (thats actually been my main source of inspiration). If you are contemplating a solo trip, or just a trip in general, I HIGHLY recommend checking out facebook groups dedicated to travel. I will list the few that I joined and feel free to join too :).
So how does it feel to travel solo? I’m generally a pretty private person. I always have been, Growing up I would come home from work or school and just go straight to my room. Nothing has really changed, except now I live in a one bedroom apartment alone, so its just one giant room dedicated to my solitude. Which makes me even question myself on why I was so nervous to travel alone in the first place. I honestly just think it was not being able to have that tangible sense of familiarity traveling with you. Its nice having a piece of home with you when going to a foreign land. Its something that I think we all secretly crave, but which do you crave more? Having a piece of home or discovering a land new to you and finding a home?
I think we all know which one I indulged in. Now its time for you to indulge, and if that wasnt enough, search for these groups on FaceBook and be inspired!
- Solo Women Travelers
- Girls Who Travel
- African-Americans Abroad
- She Went Wear ( you can always stay tuned into my adventures 😉 )
Its official!!! I bought a one way ticket to London. I really thought that my next European adventure was going to take place once I started teaching English abroad ( which by the way, I’ve just started taking my online TEFL classes.. 166 hours!) But WOW air had some insanely good deals on one way flights leaving Boston, so who was I not to give in and splurge on an adventure. I was a little apprehensive because I thought “where on Earth could you buy an international flight for only $145.00” apparently at WOW air you can. The airline reminds me of Spirit airlines, extremely affordable flights, but you pay for every little thing after your flight… your seat, your carry on, your checked bag, everything. That didn’t deter me from purchasing the tickets though, either I pack light or just pay extra. Which one do you think I’ll opt to do? After all one major fragment of this site is dedicated to fashion, it would be out of my character to not pack options.
Here is a list of the cities & dates I will be there. If I’m in your hood, reach out! I need interviews from the locals, street style entries, and someone who is convinced they live in the best city in the world to persuade me & my best friend!