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January 2011

Introducing a new feature: Share the Love Sundays

Many of you have noticed the awesome new header on C'est Christine, courtesy of the fabulous folks at Hop & Jaunt. Others might have recognized the site's new functionality, sidebar and overall Thesis makeover, thanks to Matt Chevy of Proof...
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What Greek life taught me about traveling

  The university Greek system: it's a polarizing subject. Some rave about the friendships, the fun and the future networking. Others complain about paying for fake friends and wasting time and money. I'm a proud Alpha Delta Pi. After my...
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What I Learned While Learning to Surf

Brooke Schoenman of WhyGo Australia gets us all in the Australia mindset with a great post on learning to surf the Gold Coast. While I learned to surf in Maui, perhaps I'll add practicing on the Gold Coast to the bucket list? If you're interested in...
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Postcard from San Francisco

Growing up two hours from "the city" means I treat it more like an upgrade from Sacramento than a tourist destination.  It's where we go for good shopping, the hottest clubs, classy restaurants and winning sports teams (Helllooooo World Series...
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The Australia bucket list

I've got a one-way ticket to Sydney, a place to crash the first few nights, a valid Working Holiday Visa and not much else. I understand the value of planning ahead, but sometimes, you just have to see where the wind blows you. Even though things are...
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How yoga has made me a better traveler

I'm not flexible at all. I have a really hard time "turning off" the voices in my head. I don't think a workout counts unless you're dripping with sweat by the end of it. I'm the most unlikely yogi, but yoga has become a steady fixture in my...
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Guest Postcard from Heidelberg

While I haven't made it to Heidelberg, Germany yet, these lovely photos by Somer of Postcard from Somer certainly make a compelling case for it: En route from Amsterdam to Switzerland during a backpacking trip around Europe, I stopped in the...
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Planning ahead for stress-free travel

"He who fails to plan, plans to fail." Not the most upbeat travel quote, right? But it's true. It might not be as fun or carefree as just throwing your belongings into a bag and just going, but making responsible decisions before you leave will make...
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Songs that inspire me to travel

My iPod is an eclectic mix, full of new country, hip-hop hits and indie sensations. Even though I enjoy putting the headphones away and soaking up another aspect of a culture through its sounds, I couldn't live without a constant stream of familiar...
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Postcard from Killarney

My senior year of college, I took advantage of a week-long Thanksgiving break to visit a friend who was studying at the University of Cork in Ireland (utilizing that around-the-world address book to my advantage!). We decided to go to Killarney for a...
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