Sarah Lempa

Chicago, USA

14 of the Worst People on Airplanes (and How to Deal With Them)

“For the love of god, Linda, if you don’t sit your butt down until we taxi to the gate I’m going to lose my damn mind.” — me internally, on at least 12 separate occasions. Trade out Linda for any name you’d like; this type of passenger is notorious for standing when they shouldn’t and […]

Copenhagen on a Budget: 11 Unique Ways to Experience the City on the Cheap

The Danish capital isn’t exactly known for being affordable, but there are tons of ways to take in all the energy and culture while keeping your budgeting badass status. Sure, you can go on free walking tours, but there are far more creative (and less touristy!) free or cheap activities that the city has to […]

11 Ways to Stay Safe As A Solo Female Traveler (Without Sacrificing Experience)

Let’s get something straight: bad things can happen anywhere in the world, both right at home and a thousand miles away. The road is no exception, whether you’re in a beachside 5-star resort or a cramped bus bumping through the misty Ecuadorian Andes. But that’s no reason to back down. I’ll never accept the notion […]

Bikepacking Vietnam on a Budget: Our Tell-All Guide

The quietest, most serene corners of Vietnam are often completely passed over by traditional methods of transportation — a true shame, if you ask me. You’ll never see a bus of tourists heading to places like Quảng Ngãi or Bảo Lộc, but on a motorbike, it’s a real life choose-your-own-adventure novel. Gear up, it’s time […]

Live, Work, & Thrive: 11 Favorite Cities of Digital Nomads

Planes, trains, hammocks, and the middle of nowhere: we’ll work anywhere that works for us. The life of a digital nomad is certainly free spirited, but there are a lot of factors to consider when deciding where to be a nomad. Towering mountains and white sand beaches certainly are an influence, but the cost of […]

The Best Places to Visit in Vietnam from North to South

Vietnam might be a geographically narrow country, but there’s certainly nothing easy about narrowing down your decision on which spots to visit. With nearly 1,000 miles from the top to the bottom, this Southeast Asian country is filled with beautifully chaotic cities, towering limestone mountains, and absurd amounts phở whenever your heart desires. Vietnam’s northernmost […]

10 Ways to Travel the World for (Nearly) Free

5-star resorts, private shuttles, and business class have conditioned us to think that travel is always going to break the bank. There’s a space for budget travelers (folks who like to travel on the cheap), but have you ever pondered how to kick it up a notch and really save money, perhaps by spending hardly […]

Travel Doesn’t Always Need to be “Instagrammable,” and You Should Embrace That

In a world of picture-perfect feeds, apartments created just for Instagram, and a profusion of selfie taking, it’s safe to say people have social media on the brain while they’re traipsing the globe. It fosters a sense of connection while we’re far away and allows us to share our most exciting moments with new friends […]

Getting Hygge With It: 5 of the Coziest Cafés in Copenhagen

Copenhagen manages to be incredibly trendy, yet cozy and welcoming all at the same time — a winning trio, if you ask me. With an unpretentious café scene that will steal your heart (and wallet), it’s easy to find a favorite hangout among the city’s diverse offerings. From book-centric alcoves to ornate basement tea rooms, […]

Chasing Glow Worms in Te Anau, New Zealand

Glass-still waters and frequently snow-capped mountains just two of the (many) geographical delights that make Te Anau a highly worthy addition to your travel wish list. Biology, however, steals the show for what makes this town particularly unique. There’s one aspect that sets it apart from the rest: a wildly booming population of bioluminescent glow […]