Although I’m not an Instagram mega-star, my top Instagram posts 2017 demonstrate that the Up&AtEm Travel Instagram account has come a long way since joining in 2016! My #2017bestnine reveals that my travel photos (and insightful or piquant captions, of course) have received 28,000+ likes. I never post all myRead More →

Moving Abroad for Love

My American accent makes me rehash how I ended up in London all the time. The answer: I serendipitously met my husband abroad and moved overseas to begin a new life with together. Or, I ended up moving abroad for love. I’ll admit that it’s kind of romantic. But it’sRead More →

Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines, headquartered in Florida, offers seriously cheap flights. But with mixed online reviews and possible add on fees – are plane tickets with Spirit Airlines even worth booking? I tentatively recommend them as a budget airline, comparable to European counterparts such as easyJet and Ryanair, which are similarly divisiveRead More →

Up&AtEm Travel on She Roams Solo

On International Women’s Day, She Roams Solo published an interview with freelance travel writer and Up&AtEm Travel founder, Alison Roberts-Tse, about solo female travel. The new website and online community, abbreviated as SRS, focuses on issues that independent female travelers may face while abroad. The impulse behind the creation of SheRead More →

Santorini

I’m ready to say “sayonara” to 2K16 – a year that kicked off with a car crash and continued to metaphorically drizzle for its duration. Though coming home to J after a frustrating commute in each direction and a long workday multiplied by management’s pettiness, I was exceptionally thankful forRead More →