Author: Tessa Bradford

August 5, 2014 Tessa Bradford 9 comments

Top 10 Things to Do in Kaohsiung Kaohsiung is probably my favorite city, ever. It has beaches, sky-scrapers, mountains, and art-walks. It’s a metropolis of neon lights, steel and glass, street carts, temples, and parks. The people in Southern Taiwan are quite possibly the friendliest I’ve ever encountered on my travels. It is a place I…

July 20, 2014 Tessa Bradford 4 comments

Rome by Night Italy’s reputation precedes it. And Italy did not disappoint. I had just gotten from the airport to Termini Station in Rome late at night when a random Italian man came striding up to me with a greeting of “Ciao bella!” and handed me a rose. I could get used to such a…

July 11, 2014 Tessa Bradford 11 comments

Song to Inspire You to Travel There’s nothing quite like a good song to make you want to sell all of your belongings and see the world. Here are a few that never fail to inspire me to travel.  First up is my favorite song: The Story by Brandi Carlile. This has been my go-to song…

July 9, 2014 Tessa Bradford 8 comments

London, Unexpectedly Sometimes plans go haywire when you’re on the road, but that’s just a part of traveling. You hope for the best, plan what you can, and make adjustments as you need to. So when Nicole suddenly had to fly back to America at a moment’s notice and I was left to travel Europe…

May 24, 2014 Tessa Bradford 11 comments

For the Love of Ireland It was time to get back to life on the road (it had been almost two months at home, after all!), so we bought new backpacks, stuffed ’em to the brim, and boarded a flight to Ireland. James, an old friend of mine, happens to be Irish. So he met…

May 20, 2014 Tessa Bradford 36 comments

Real People Don’t Travel Before I realized how easy it can be to travel the world, I was going through the motions of a life that didn’t make me happy.  I thought about traveling, I dreamed about traveling, but I had no idea how to actually start traveling. And all my feeble hopes of travel…

May 15, 2014 Tessa Bradford 3 comments

Floridian Escapades It had been two years since I had last been in America, and it was definitely time to go home for awhile. I spent Christmas and New Year’s surrounded by old friends and family. My dog remembered me and jumped like an excited puppy (despite her rather old dog-age) to greet me. I…

April 27, 2014 Tessa Bradford 17 comments

Kuala Lumpur, to End Things For our final stop in Southeast Asia (on this trip, anyways), we headed to Kuala Lumpur and met up with our good friend, Ronnie. He’s another American we’d met in Taiwan, and he’s pretty great. Our hostel was in China Town (because, where else?), right beside the Petaling Night Market….

April 24, 2014 Tessa Bradford 51 comments

Why I Travel Someone recently asked me why I love to travel, and I didn’t have an immediate answer for them. It wasn’t something I’d seriously thought about before. My initial reply was simply, “Well, why wouldn’t I? It’s awesome!” But that’s not a very good answer. And so I’ve thought about it. It came…

April 13, 2014 Tessa Bradford 12 comments

24 Hours in Singapore We’d arrived in Kuala Lumpur to meet our friend from Taiwan, Ronnie. But I had always had a hankering to see Singapore, and we were just SO CLOSE. So I convinced Nicole (not that it took any real effort) to make a a ridiculous 24-hour dash to see the city. It…