Ciara Johnson

Ciara is blogger and full-time traveler from Houston, TX. When she's not on the road, she's laughing with friends, watching documentaries, and eating Chipotle. You can follow her travels on Instagram @hey_ciara or at www.heyciara.com

Ditch Your Cubicle & Make The World Your Office In These 3 Easy Steps

ByCiara Johnson
You've likely dreamed more than once of dropping your busy schedule and traveling the world. It would be a dreamy once-in-a-lifetime experience, but money and time usually held you back. It would seem like you'd need a large reserve of money and…
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5 Study Abroad Apps You Need To Download RN For The Experience Of A Lifetime

ByCiara Johnson
Congratulations! You're about to study abroad and have the time of your life. You're going to embark on a serious adventure that leads you to new places, people, and experiences. Studying abroad might just be one of the best things you'll ever do in…

Cheap Fall Road Trip Ideas For Broke Besties Who Are Down For The Adventure

ByCiara Johnson
If you ask me, fall is the best time of year and inevitably the best time for a road trip. The weather has cooled down, and so have the bustling crowds. There's no better time to hit the road and indulge in some spontaneity. You can roll the windows…

The Most Beautiful Fall Campuses In The U.S. Are Worth A Road Trip With Your Roomie

ByCiara Johnson
It's fall, ya'll — which means school is officially back in session. It's time to hit the books and sip your favorite Pumpkin Spice Latte in class. You've likely dreamed of attending this university your whole life, so why not soak up all that it…

6 Spontaneous Trips I Will Never Regret Taking In My 20s

ByCiara Johnson
Life is short, so why look back with regret? Your 20s is an iconic decade that'll inevitably fly by, so it's important to live it up. This is a time for experimentation and exploration. It's a time for you to enjoy the freedom, and to be spontaneous…

I Rode The Wine Train Through Napa Valley & It's My New Favorite Way To Travel

ByCiara Johnson
What if you could go wine tasting on a train through California's wine country? Sounds like a dream come true, right? Well, I had the amazing opportunity to ride aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train, and I never wanted the adventure to stop. I've gotta…

The Ultimate Study Abroad Packing List For Fall, So You Don't Leave Anything Behind

ByCiara Johnson
If you're studying abroad this fall, then you're in for a real treat. I'm going to go ahead and let you know that this may be the best experience of your life. If you think going off to college is fun, then imagine how exciting it is to study in…

These Romantic Fall Weekenders Will Take Your Relationship & Wanderlust To A New Level

ByCiara Johnson
There's nothing like spending quality time with the love of your life. It seems like time just stops for a moment, and you're able to truly focus on the complete and utter bliss around you. At times, projects at work pile up and life just gets in…

7 Of The Most Romantic Airbnbs For Your Cozy #Baecation This Fall

ByCiara Johnson
Fall is the perfect season to take a #baecation with the person you love. Think about it; the weather is cozy, moods are lighter, and you have another adorable reason to snuggle up to each other. So why not celebrate this new crisp season with a…

The Ultimate #NoRegrets List For Sisters Who Want This To Be The Best Fall Yet

ByCiara Johnson
There's nothing like celebrating a new season with the people you love most. Autumn is right around the corner, so it's time to get festive with your favorite sister. There are so many ways for both of you to bond over your love for fall. You can…

The 6 Best Fall Festivals In The U.S. Are #InstaGoals

ByCiara Johnson
It's practically fall, and you know what that means, right? It's time to celebrate. Fall gives everyone a reason to get festive and indulge in all things pumpkin spice. Seriously though, how could you not love this time of year? You're finally able…

6 Budget Travel Hacks For Your Fall Adventures With The BFF Crew

ByCiara Johnson
,Fall is the best time of year to go on an adventure. The weather is perfect; you don't have to deal with melting in the extreme heat, and you also don't have to worry about layering up in scarves and a big puffer jacket. The cool air is the perfect…

The 6 Best Travel Tips I Have After A Year Of Wandering The World

ByCiara Johnson
I spent a year traveling the world solo, and I've returned with more lessons than I can count. I never set off to "find myself" or escape reality; I simply wanted to see more of the world. I wanted to experience all that life has to offer, because…

24 Clever Study Abroad Captions For The Adventure Of A Lifetime

ByCiara Johnson
Study abroad will undoubtedly be the best experience of your life. You'll make lifelong friends, hop on planes, and wander to the most beautiful hidden gems. In my opinion, it's a quintessential experience that every college student should have. I…

6 Hidden, Not-So-Perfect Truths Behind A Travel Blogger's Viral Photo

ByCiara Johnson
A quick scroll down your Insta feed will show travel bloggers clad in flowy dresses, posing in the most breathtaking destinations. It seems like they always have the most picture-perfect candids, whether they're with friends at Coachella or lounging…

5 Easy Ways To Get Insta-Worthy Pics Of Yourself On A Solo Trip

ByCiara Johnson
I've spent the past year traveling the world alone and sharing my adventures online as a source of inspiration. My solo journey has been life-changing, so I aim to empower other girls who dream of taking their own solo trip one day. While there are…

I Bathed In The Flower Bath Everyone's Obsessed With On Insta & Feel Like A New Woman

ByCiara Johnson
After visiting Bali, I can totally see why it's the ultimate vacation spot. The landscapes are incredible, the weather is impeccable, and the people are so warm. It's also picture-perfect in every way. If you have Instagram, there's a high chance…

The 6 Best New England Beach Towns To Visit For The Dreamiest Fall Getaway

ByCiara Johnson
Summer's almost over, so it's time to start searching for that perfect fall destination to retreat to with your girls as the weather cools down. Fall is your favorite time of the year, after all. It's not too hot or too cold, the leaves begin to…

10 Ways I Learned To Be More Adventurous On Vacation, Because YOLO

ByCiara Johnson
Life is all about the journey. As a self-proclaimed explorer and adventurer, I've gotta admit that it's not always easy. Stepping outside your comfort zone and diving head-first into the unknown can be quite the challenge. At the same time, it's…

7 Key Ways To Make The Most Of Your Study Abroad Experience Outside The Classroom

ByCiara Johnson
Study abroad will be the best part of your college experience if you give it a chance. College itself is a time for new growth, opportunities, and experiences. It's your first true taste of independence, so it's a really special period of your life.…