From the pages of the Babysitter’s Club series, I developed a serious crush on New York City. As my high school years wore on, so did my collection of travel article clippings on this magical place. Pretty soon I realized my wanderlust tendencies weren’t limited to just New York. I want to see the whole world! There’s no place too crazy, too dirty, or too remote to put me off yet. With the right knowledge and preparations, I believe I can go anywhere.

Ever since I could pay my own way for trips, I’ve tried my best to visit different cities – famous and foreign places that have left lasting impressions in passing conversations with friends, family, and even strangers. From my travels so far, I’ve decided to share some of my favourite tidbits about the memorable trips I’ve taken.

These are not exactly itineraries. They’re meant to be like a friend’s suggestions, quickly (and hopefully succinctly, although I tend to get over-excited) drawn out for you just before your own big trip. Of course, they’re not all-encompassing, and I may have missed something you found to be incredible. If so, please drop me a line – I’d love to hear from fellow travellers!