Chantae Was Here

Great musicians on Split's main street 1

Split, Croatia: Ultra Good Time

“Give my name. You will get 10% discount at restaurant.” A toothless man exclaimed, opening his arms to corral Julia, Sasha, and I. We desperately needed a map, and I quickly debated whether interacting with this stranger was worth getting one of the crusted maps plastered...

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy in Zagreb, Croatia

Throughout my trip, transportation has been the portal where things have gone most awry. I boarded an extremely crowded and run down train headed towards Zagreb, Croatia, and pushed past the flocks of fellow backpackers. Wandering through the compartments, I simply took an open seat and...

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Ronald Reagan Makes an Appearance in Budapest

As you may have noticed, I completely redid my website! That’s not the only change happening around here – from now on, I’m going to switch between posting about the present and catching up on my trip to keep things lively and up-to-date! Although the sky...

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At 17:40 I Regret Joining Rideshares

I’ve mentioned that I’ve been in a bizarre rideshare situation from my ride from Paris to Madrid, but this one tops it tenfold. It’s true that one of the greatest aspects of traveling consists of meeting new people, but it’s also true that since traveling puts...

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Attack of the Lovebirds in Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne is beautiful. I could leave my post just with that statement and splatter pictures everywhere, but everyone knows I’m way too long winded for that. I took the very expensive train and was picked up by my Swiss-German couchsurfing host and his Canadian girlfriend. In...

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Lausanne, Switzerland

Rewind back to Lyon, where I sat in an apartment room sending messages to potential hosts hoping to line up accommodation plans for my journey through Switzerland. Being a solo and female traveler, I try to be as safe as possible – always checking for references,...