Sunday, October 27, 2013


The first change is the title: Traveling with Wanderlust is now Passports and Coffee. 

I've been so M.I.A. lately because I started not one but two new projects. One is a magazine. It's always been my dream to work with a magazine however I found myself not content with any particular magazine so I figured, why not make my own? It'll combine a little bit of everything and it'll be about REAL people not just models, 5-star chefs, popular globe trotters, celebrity interior designers and what not. I'm so excited about this and am taking the time out of my fall break to really get this thing going. I'm hoping to have the first issue available by January 2014 and keep it going as a monthly publication. More on that soon though!

The second project is, well, Passports and Coffee. It'll be like the older, more advanced version of Traveling with Wanderlust. The URL will still be traveling with wanderlust (on Blogspot) but on Wordpress, it will be Passports and coffee and I am hoping I can buy it so it will be officially mine and only mine. I'll write a separate post about this and it will also be on the Wordpress site in coming days. 

I hope no one is too upset over the changes and well, advancements, but I'm working really hard to get the ball(s) rolling and make something big of this. I need all my wanderlusters to support me by checking out the new site- which I will post when it is live- and spread the word! 

As always and forever, travel on wanderlusters!

Friday, October 4, 2013


Travel on wanderlusters!


As an avid fashion lover, I was excited to read this article. They also give "essential items" for each country.

8. United States

  • Essential item: sweater dress

7. Brazil

  • Essential item: bikini

6. Australia

  • Essential items: dress (Alex Perry) for women and for men, a paisley shirt. 

5. United Kingdom

  • Essential item: slim pencil skirt

4. Japan

  • Essential item: flannel long sleeve tunic

3. France

  • Essential items: cotton tweed culotte skirt (women) and leather jacket (men)

2. Sweden

  • Essential items: long knitted polo neck jumper (women) and Royal Blue Johnny sweater (men)

1. Italy

  • Essential items: Miu Miu bag (women) and tailored Zanetti blazer with pocket square (men)

Travel (and from this post, fashion) on wanderlusters!

Thursday, October 3, 2013


If you are like me, a college student who is trying to figure out their life after college while trying to make it through university and graduate with a degree, the question of "where am I going to live after I graduate" probably crosses your mind a lot. At least, it does for me. So, if you are in the same boat as me or you are getting to that age where you are getting ready to retire but want to experience more of the world, then you should take a look at this list:

15. Finland
14. Australia
13. United Kingdom
12. Ireland
11. Austria
10. Japan
9. Iceland
8. United States
7. New Zealand
6. Switzerland
5. Canada
4. Netherlands
3. Germany
2. Norway
1. Sweden

The countries in bold are the places I am seriously considering moving and settling down in after I graduate from university.

You can read up all you want with this.

Travel on wanderlusters!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


This weekend I took a trip with some friends to visit two friends who live in Hradec Králové  a small city in Moravia about 1.5 hours away from Prague. We arrived on Saturday afternoon (which was sunny and beautiful, yay!) then went to lunch at a restaurant called Satlava. The restaurant was started in 1538, I believe that was the year, and have been restored over the years to what it is today. I can honestly say it was the most phenomenal place I have ever eaten- the food was incredible, service was good, prices were cheap and the interior and exterior (outdoor seating with beautiful) was lovely. I lunched on a full plate of trout, green...mashed potatoes, veggies, a cappuccino and for dessert I devoured a caramel mascarpone biscuit dessert dish. Amazing.

After lunch we explored Old Town and then headed back to the flat to get ready for the house-warming party. The night was spent meeting medical students, sipping cocktails and snacking on delicious mini pizzas. After a few hours of schmoozing and what not, we headed back out to Old Town to go to Xtreme, a popular bar among students in the city. Spent a few hours there and then around 3 am it was finally time to hit the hay. It was amazing walking home because it was so silent, something you don't get here in Prague. It was incredible that no other living things were out at this hour, especially in a "college town/city". The next morning we enjoyed a great breakfast (well, not me for I drank too much the night before) and then in the afternoon, we walked through Hradec and to the bus station to catch the bus back to Prague.

Even though it was a very short trip, the city is beautiful and definitely a "hidden treasure" of the Czech Republic. We will be returning- and for a longer period of time. If you ever come to the Czech Republic, make sure to stop in Hradec Kralove, even if it's just for an afternoon. You won't regret it! A round-trip Student Agency bus from Prague is 200 korunas all together, that's about $10.