Sarah Lempa

Chicago, USA

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 […]

11 of the Best Cities for 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 […]

Sleeping in Airports? 5 Ways to Do It Like a Boss

Sleeping in airports should be considered a sport. Hell, for our purposes, it pretty much is. Maybe your flight got cancelled because of a monster snowstorm, you decided to take vouchers to be bumped from an oversold flight, or you have no concept of time and missed it altogether. Whatever your story is, one fact […]

6 Activities For an Unreal Day in Huacachina, Peru

Ample sand boarding ops and surprisingly hopping nightlife are the tip of the iceberg (sand-berg?) when it comes to what makes Huacachina oh-so special. In fact, I’d go so far as to say you’d be remiss to visit Peru without a day trip to this lively desert oasis. If sipping on a pisco sour in […]