Author Archives: Leah Davis

About Leah Davis

Hey! I'm Leah. I'm a solo traveler letting my heart lead me around the world, one country at a time. I've taught English in Thailand, climbed the Sydney Harbor Bridge, gone skydiving in Argentina, and marveled at the ruins at Machu Picchu (twice!). I love maps, strong coffee, good wine and warm climates. For even more travel talk and inspiration, you can follow my adventures on Twitter or Instagram.

The ABCs of Summer in Portland

Summer is indisputably the loveliest time of year to experience Portland.  In three days, I was able to make it through the As, Bs, and Cs of sights, sounds and smells in this charming city.  And because I couldn’t resist sharing … Continue reading

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Friday Snapshot: Sunset at Angkor Wat

Friday Snapshots: A new series bringing you travel inspiration just in time for the weekend.  Have you bought your ticket yet?  Sunset at Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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6 Great Places to Brunch Your Face Off in Portland, Oregon

Ah, brunch!  Is there a sweeter portmanteau in existence?  A better way to spend a tipsy summer afternoon?  A classier way stuff your face for hours-on-end?  Hint: These are rhetorical questions. Despite the fact that I didn’t fall head-over-heels for Portland, there’s one … Continue reading

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Emails from Abroad #16: Holidays in the Southern Hemisphere

The final travel email before finally starting The Mochilera Diaries.  Maybe meeting the lovely Alex from Alex in Wanderland was the final push I needed!  Written from Cusco, Peru, December 15th, 2013. “I knew you were all dying to know what … Continue reading

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Portland At A Glance

Greetings from Portland, Oregon! I’m loving my time here so far–the weather is absolutely perfect and my friend Daicia is the most gracious hostess I could ask for. Here are some fun things I’ve learned about the city so far: … Continue reading

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Month in Review: July 2014

Things are about to get a little more intimate around here.  Starting NOW I’ll be doing roundup-style posts at the end of each month, highlighting some of the things going on in my life aside from all the travel-related stuff.  Leave … Continue reading

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Cusco, Peru: A Foodie’s Paradise

Peru is well-known for having some of the best food in all of South America, and the high-altitude city of Cusco is no exception. The city is overflowing with superb dining options, and it’s certainly not limited to traditional Peruvian cuisine. Don’t … Continue reading

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