Shannon Ullman

I'm a travel blogger who has lived out of a van in New Zealand, taught English in China and Thailand, backpacked through Europe, lived out of a traditional bungalow in Bali and road tripped around the U.S. I'm delving into self development in addition to traveling these days and want to take you along for the journey.

11 Morning Rituals You Can Adopt To Become A Happier And More Successful Person

ByShannon Ullman
People are made up of their habits. If you eat junk food and watch a lot of TV, you may end up like a lazy couch potato. If you read a lot of books and work out, it's likely that you'll be energetic and intelligent. Our morning habits and rituals…

9 Tangible Steps To Improve Your Resume When You Can't Seem To Get A Job

ByShannon Ullman
Getting a job in the real world is WAY harder than I thought. I got my bachelor's degree in liberal arts (that may have been a mistake) and when I realized my degree, 3-month internship and waitressing experience didn't mean all too much, I started…

The Only 5 Steps You Need To Land Your Dream Job Right After College

ByShannon Ullman
This semester is coming to a close. And even though you're probably freaking out about all your finals and graduation preparations, finding a job is most likely weighing on you too. Student loan payments are looming, and after spending the past four…

4 Expensive Travel Destinations You Can Actually See On The Cheap

ByShannon Ullman
Traveling can be expensive, but savvy travelers know it doesn't always have to be. While those on a budget head for cheaper countries like Vietnam, Thailand, Mexico and Poland, the REAL budget travelers are going to the world's most expensive travel…

9 Ways To Crush Your First Real Job Interview After Graduating From College

ByShannon Ullman
Graduation is almost here, and while you prepare for your finals, thoughts about your future may be looming. From the moment you throw that cap up in the air, you are no longer a student, and the distant thought of job interviews becomes WAY too…

6 Simple Tricks To Help You Avoid Gaining Weight During A Stressful Finals Week

ByShannon Ullman
So, your college semester is coming to an end. I know you're excited to ditch the notebooks and head to the beach for the summer. However, if you're like most college students, you have a whole lot of madness to get through before you can sink your…

9 Travel Hacks That Will Help You Save Tons Of Money On Your Summer Trip

ByShannon Ullman
I've been traveling consistently for the past 11 years. I went on trips all throughout college, and then I lived abroad for about three years after that. Thinking about all of the money I've spent on travel kind of makes me cringe. I never took the…

These Unusual Wellness Tricks Will Keep You Feeling Good Without Gym Or Savage Diet

ByShannon Ullman
The quest for health and wellness can be a long and confusing road. Between doctors, social media, the news and your mother telling you what's best, it's hard to know who to listen to. Between well-meaning people with wrong information and those who…

You're Not Actually 'Adulting' If You Aren't Already Doing These 8 Things

ByShannon Ullman
If you're a millennial, the word “adulting” is probably in your vocabulary (whether you like it or not). From actually saving some of your money to refraining from drinking all weekend, every weekend, adulting should be on your agenda by the time…

6 Productive Ways To Use Social Media That Don't Involve Stalking Your Ex

ByShannon Ullman
The people out there who are us6 Productive Ways To Use Social Media That Don't Involve Stalking Your Exing social media to complain, post selfies and argue with everyone are giving it a bad rep. Honestly, people hate on social media all of the…

5 Ways To Get Fit And Lose Weight Without Ever Stepping Foot In The Gym Again

ByShannon Ullman
Your healthiest self is hiding inside you and if you are like most people, you've probably been trying to find it since you were a teenager. Dieting and a strict gym routine are things you're probably familiar with but the thought of them doesn't…

Here's How To Easily Throw A Killer Party Your Friends Will Rave About

ByShannon Ullman
Is your inner party planner just dying to come out? Everyone needs that one friend who knows how to throw a killer party because honestly, it's an art form. Not everyone has the vision or can handle planning a killer event, but most people like to…

7 Weird Things That Could Happen To Your Body After You Die

ByShannon Ullman
OK, OK, thinking about what you want to happen to your body after death is pretty morbid, but I'm a realist and dying is just a part of life. I've been to enough funerals to know the whole body-in-a-box-thing is kind of depressing. In fact, if you…

7 Weird At-Home Delivery Services That'll Ensure You Never Leave The House

ByShannon Ullman
As if we couldn't get ANY lazier, every single day, people are developing tons of new services that bring everything you need in life right to your doorstep. So now, more people than ever are staying home instead of physically running errands or…

5 Simple Warning Signs That Your Pet's Health Might Be Suffering

ByShannon Ullman
If you've ever been a pet owner, you know that your furry friend instantly becomes an extension of your family. Although some might say that caring for a pet is a chore, think of it as a way of looking out for your best friend. You wouldn't let your…

These Plus-Size Clothing Lines Are Proving That Trendy Fashion Fits Everyone

ByShannon Ullman
There's a whole lot of commotion going on in the media about plus-size ladies. They are getting more representation on the covers of magazines, in ads and on the big screen, which is helping to empower those women with a curvier figure. In fact, it…

6 Ways You Can Make Traveling Around The World Your Full-Time Job

ByShannon Ullman
Becoming a world traveler is a fantasy for so many people. Between the travel blogs and the celebrities, the act of traveling is made out to be exotic, and those who get to do it often are seen as having a “dream life.” While those who travel often…

The 10 Most Instagram-Worthy Spots In Japan You Need To See On Your Next Trip

ByShannon Ullman
Japan is famous for a whole collection of things, but one of the most well-known is its fantastic scenery. Saying you visited Japan is envy-inducing enough, but having the stunning Instagram photos to match puts you over the top. See this country in…

How To Switch Up Your Makeup Routine If It Hasn't Changed Since High School

ByShannon Ullman
You've been doing your makeup since you were a teenager, right? You probably can't remember how it all started or where you bought your first lipstick from. In fact, you most likely can't recall anyone teaching you how to do your makeup at…

Here Are 7 Ways To DIY That Will Help Save You Money

ByShannon Ullman
Remember the days when wearing the sweater your grandma made was so not cool? Well, it seems those days are done. With the rise of the millennial culture and its love for being thrifty, DIY projects have become much more impressive than spending a…