Author Archives: Cara Miller

3 Days in Istanbul

We had originally planned on going to Cairo for the weekend. I was so excited to see the pyramids (something I’ve always wanted to see) and I would’ve checked a continent off of my list (I want to visit all … Continue reading

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Why Tipping In Israeli Restaurants is Ludicrous

If you’ve ever worked in the service industry, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about in this post. I’ve created Michelangeloesque masterpiece foot long subs, brewed a mean cup of coffee, served bloody steaks and chocolate cakes, and poured drinks so stiff … Continue reading

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The Great Laundry Adventure in The Viv

You know how people change city names and make them sound much cooler than they actually are? Examples: Portland = P-town; Cincinnati = The ‘Nati; Eugene = The Eug. I want to change “Tel Aviv” to “The Viv.” I feel like … Continue reading

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Exploring Israel With Kyle

When your partner in crime works full-time and has to commute an hour+ to and from work, it doesn’t leave a lot of time during the week to get up to any shenanigans–and you know that I love shenanigans and tomfoolery. But the … Continue reading

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Nothing Holding Me Back

I’ve never been to the Middle East. With everything that’s going on right now, I wasn’t in a big rush to get out there. One day, I thought. For now, I think I’ll wait. But when Kyle asked if I wanted … Continue reading

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Wait. Balance. Surf.

Alright, so it’s been a few weeks… er… months, since I last posted. But what do you expect? I’ve been a busy woman. I traveled to Laos, the Philippines, back to Japan, and then I returned home to the United … Continue reading

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Songkran Festival: Wanna Have A Water Fight?

After meeting up with Patty (a college nickname for my friend–it kills me to call him “Pat” or “Patrick”) and my ill-timed sickness, we were running out of time to see everything that we had planned on seeing. The original plan … Continue reading

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Still In Chiang Mai (But I’m Alive!)

I finally gave in. I happily said goodbye to my $4 per night hostel in exchange for a hotel with a private room. I was tired of waking up in the middle of the night covered in sweat, then groggily stumbling … Continue reading

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Chillin’ Out Maxin’ Relaxin’ All Cool

Sometimes I crack myself up with my blog titles and this title is certainly no exception. If you get the reference, then you definitely grew up in the ’90s. It’s almost been a full week since I landed in Chiang … Continue reading

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India In A Month

I told myself that since I had a serious case of travel fatigue, I would slow things down in India and maybe just visit 3 or 4 cities instead of the 8 cities that I had planned. Unfortunately, I’m not … Continue reading

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