Hello all! I’m Katie, a Chicago native, balancing law school, a full-time job, and squeezing in as much travel as possible. When I started traveling frequently, I referred to blogs for advice on where to go, solo travel, and traveling with dietary restrictions and food allergies, among other topics. I realized that most blogs were focused on long excursions with friends, family, and dining on exotic cuisines. 

That is not my travel situation. I work full time, attend school at night, and am limited by severe food allergies and dietary restrictions. Over the past few years I’ve learned how to eat safely around the world, travel internationally during short periods of time, and do all of this as a solo traveler. 

My goal in writing this blog is to share how you can travel to incredible places, meet wonderful people, and eat safely around the world, while working a full time job and going to school, or dealing with other difficult things that life throws your way. This is intended to be a realistic look at travel so you are able to enjoy your trips as much as possible. I hope you enjoy my tips and tricks on this site. Be sure to always keep exploring!