Why the Travel Influencer Bubble Will Eventually Burst

OPINION By: Joy Donnelly During my junior year of college in the month before I departed for my semester studying in Milan, I took to Instagram to find travel inspiration. Unknowingly, I had plummeted myself into a seemingly never-ending rabbit hole. I began to follow tons of women traveling for a living and different travel…

3 Reasons to Travel after Graduation

  Last May, I graduated from Missouri State University with a business degree. A month later, I departed with 4 others for a 5-week trip to Hong Kong, Thailand, and Singapore. While most scurried to find a summer internship or job, that path just wasn’t working out for me this year. Competition is stiff and…

How to do Singapore in 48 hours or less

When I first decided to go to Singapore it was because I found a super cheap flight there from Thailand. Not knowing much about Singapore the mystery sparked my curiosity and intrigue to venture to this city. So, as any good world citizen would do before journeying to a new country, I did my research….

LALA Land

After Vegas, I was Los Angeles bound. My job at Tamwood International Camps was one I will always remember. Working with ESL kids from all over the world was such a challenge, and this wasn’t made any easier by the lack of sleep and crazy hours. However, LA was awesome. We took trips to the…

Dry heat (Vegas)

When I say that Vegas was hot, it is a wild understatement. Vegas was scorching. Whoever said that it isn’t that bad because of the dry heat was lying. It was bad. But anyway, had to get that out of the way. Stopped in Vegas for a week long trip to see my boyfriend, who…

Barcelona means nightlife in Spanish

My last big trip was with the girls to Barcelona! Me, Arianna, Gracie, Nelliann, Liz, Tiff, and Calla all made the trip and had the best time. Barcelona was a vibrant city and the nightlife was a 10. We went to the Sagrada Familia, La Rambla, Park Guell, and our hostel was in the Gothic…

Two out of five ain’t bad

My next day trip was with ESN to Cinque Terre. That day consisted of lots of walking up steep hills to get to some of the most beautiful views. Cinque Terre was also known for its seafood. We had some of the best calamari in one of the cities. We took a ferry to another…

Where is George Clooney?

The next two weekends were day trips. I went with Nelliann to Lake Como for a couple of hours. It was very peaceful and I could definitely see myself spending weekends soaking up the sun on the rocky shores.

Amsterdam, the city of “freedom”

First stop: Cologne, Germany. Final destination: Amsterdam, Netherlands. Amsterdam is known as the city of freedom; however, it could also be interpreted as the city of sin. There were lots of people in the city because of the Flower festival occurring and it was a bubbling atmosphere. We stayed outside the city in an Airbnb…

The French Riviera, my forever dream

The French Riviera was a roomie and Arianna trip. Katty, Idil, Arianna, and I made the trek to Nice, France during a long weekend. The French Riviera was definitely up to the hype. It was glamorous and expensive to match. We took the first day to go to Monte Carlo, Monaco. The lavish lifestyle was…

Venice, I’m going to Gondola school

Venice was another trip with the family. We stayed in a hotel outside of the city and crossed the bridge every morning to get into the heart of the city. It was also crazy with tourists. It was so interesting to see the Gondola rides that have been the inspiration for so many other places…