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Palm Springs: The Ultimate Chill Out Town

Truth be told, there’s not a whole lot I miss about living in California aside from my family and friends. People I meet in Sweden are generally shocked when I […]

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This Week on SHABL: Four Simple Ways Couchsurfing Has Changed the Way I Travel

This week on Stop Having a Boring Life.. If you read Rob’s post last week on making friends while traveling, then you probably knew this was coming. We had a […]

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Ukraine Interview on Travelinksites.com

 Check out this short and sweet interview I did  about traveling Ukraine over on Travelinksites! 1. Could you briefly introduce yourself, your site and your experience travelling in Ukraine? Hey! I’m Larissa […]

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Eurovision Euphoria in Sweden

If you follow European events then you may be aware that one of the biggest of them all, the Eurovision song contest,  was just held a couple Saturdays ago in […]

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Meet Möllan – Coolest Neighborhood in Malmö, Sweden

Welcome to my hood, Möllevången aka Möllan. Just a quick introduction to where I live in Malmö, “the most colorful district“. Not like I didn’t know. I grab last minute […]

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This Week on SHABL: A Story About Studying in Sweden

This week on Stop Having a Boring Life… Hej SHABL, Just thought it would be an appropriate time to tell you about my life as a student as the end […]

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Watching Miike Snow at Malmöfestivalen

One of the coolest things about being in Malmö towards the end of August is Malmöfestivalen. It’s a huge festival/party that lasts a week with various activities and concerts happening […]

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A Little Cambodia Fauxtography

It has been seven years since I was in Cambodia but the beauty of the country and its people are still fresh in my mind.  I was there for three […]

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Hanging at Hampton Court Palace in London

This little throwback happened at the end of Summer 2011 when I flew from Odessa to spend a few sunny days in London as an early birthday present to myself. […]

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This Week on SHABL: A Gypsy Sleepover in Valeni, Romania

This week on Stop Having a Boring Life… So-caress SHABL? Thought I’d stop with the layover talk for a while and tell you another one of my strange travel tales. […]

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Don’t Tell Mom, I’ve Been Sleeping with Gypsies

And it’s not at all what you think. This is a photo essay from the time I ended up eating dinner and staying the night with a gypsy family in […]

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A Little Miami Fauxtography

Good morning from Paris! It’s roughly 5am and I am ready to start my day. Too bad no one else is though so I guess I will just use this […]

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Istanbul through an iPhone lens on Matador Trips

So I just realized that I have failed to mention anything about the trip I took to Istanbul last October aside from just saying that I went. That’s a pretty […]

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What gear do I need to start: iVideography on Matador Goods

iPhoneography is my main squeeze, but iVideography is making it’s way into my world as well. It is such a perfect and productive way to kill a few hours when […]

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A Little Prague Fauxtography

Hanging out in Prague is like hanging out inside a storybook. I still can’t get over how unbearably beautiful it was and seriously cannot wait to go back. Unedited, Prague […]

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Transnistria Photo Essay on Europe & Me

I had another photo essay on Transnistria published in the latest Europe & Me, check it out:   Europe & Me is an online lifestyle magaine made for young Europeans […]

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Throwback Thursday: The Piano Man of Pripyat – Chernobyl

I know what you’re probably thinking…NOT ANOTHER CHERNOBYL POST! Or maybe not if this is the first time ever reading my blog. Either way, just thought it would be fitting […]

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A Meeting of the Travel Minds in Copenhagen

Back in March I had my first ever travel blogger meet up in Copenhagen, Denmark. I’m refusing to call it a “Tweet-up” because “Tweet ups” are for hardcore Twatterers and […]

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Throwback Thursday: Hawaii 1984

I’ve been back in California for a couple weeks now and things have been kind of crazy to say the least. Lots of family obligations, lots of catching up to […]

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16 Hours in Malta

One time I was in Malta, see It was kind of random how I ended up there but I am happy it happened, nevertheless. When I was living in London, […]