Hello how are you I’m fine!

Well… not lizexactly. One year ago, I said adios to NYC and got on a plane to Argentina to travel the world. And now I’m crying in the backseat of an Uber, leaving my home in Saigon and heading out for the next adventure. And by “home,” I mean a group of the most amazing…

Digital Detox

*Spoiler Alert — I survived* Current location: an over-filled speed boat on my way back to mainland Cambodia from paradise aka the island of Koh Rong Samloem. I have my not-so-noise-canceling headphones on and have the Moana soundtrack on repeat, channeling the one part of the movie I didn’t sleep through when she’s on the open sea…

Beautiful Belgrade

When I got the email from Remote Year saying that I had officially been accepted into the program, first thing I did was look at the itinerary to see what cities I  would be living in for the next year (once approved by my company, of course). I had heard of the four South American cities,…

I woke up in a screensaver

Writing this from the way back seat of a minibus in Krabi, Thailand that is hopefully taking me to my new home for the next few days. I say hopefully because I literally just booked this two days ago and could have gotten a private driver to take me to the island of Koh Lanta…

LDW – Montenegro

“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to vacation from.” – Seth Godin I just got home from one of the most amazing places I had never heard of, and saw this image and quote when I opened a new tab on my computer…

Do we ever stop dreaming?

The past few months of my life have left with me experiences that I’ve had to pinch myself and ask if this is real.  This year has undoubtedly been filled with life-long memories that I’ll never forget, full of things that many people can only dream about. It’s easy to forget that when I get…

Praugust

I wasn’t clever enough to come up with Praugust (Prague in August, lol) but one of my RY friends did (Kelly maybe?) and it stuck for the month we spent czeching out the city (lol to another dad joke I obviously didn’t come up with). Our month in London was a bit of what felt like…

Just Touched Down in Londontown

Am I the first person to say that? lol whatever After spending two weeks in CT / NYC / OGNJ, I flew across the pond to my newest home away from home in London. I loved spending time with all of my different crews in the States, but I was pretty excited to get back with…

#famous

I was recently interviewed for my university’s magazine, one step towards becoming an international traveler blogger (that’s what this means…. right?) Transcribed here:     Growing up in a family that enjoyed travel, Casey Hekker’11 developed a love for exploring the world at an early age.  That passion deepened when she came to Elon. “I…

Continent One and Done

I left South America a few weeks ago with mixed emotions. On one hand, I was going home to see my family and friends (and to eat buffalo wings) but on the other hand, I was leaving a continent that I fell in love with (and leaving the world of llamas). When I stepped off…

Solo Quiero Llamas

In case you haven’t noticed (or maybe you got bored and unfollowed me on Instagram – rude), I created my own #30daychallenge.  Nope, this doesn’t include cutting out alcohol or working out for 30 days in a row (no gracias to both of those challenges).  I only care about how many pictures I can take…

South American Hekkers

(minus Jack and Family Jules… lo siento parents) Other than spending my time taking llama selfies, I’ve had an amazing time in Cusco, starting the month off with Brian and Peanut in South America!  After my weekend at the Salt Flats, I left Bolivia and headed back to Lima to meet the fam and to…