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February 2011

Share the tulip love

Today's photo was contributed by Marisa of MarisaWilliams.com. On an otherwise dreary spring visit to Amsterdam in 2002, she and her friend took advantage of one of the few dry days to visit Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse. If you like flowering gardens...
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A stylish year in one suitcase

The suitcase that my life is packed in is recommended for trips of five to eight days. I’m going to make it work for an indeterminate amount of time: perhaps six months, perhaps more than a year. Boys, believe me, I’m jealous. If I could wear...
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Postcard from Berlin

Berlin isn't exactly the type of city you'll need your sunglasses for: it used to be a swampland and has maintained much of its former Eastern Bloc capital charm. Despite its rather depressing history, Berlin is a city worth visiting: the history...
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Welcome to Sydney: a review of Sydney Harbour YHA

The Sydney Harbour YHA is the perfect introduction to this sprawling city. I only stayed for a night, but I would have happily stayed for many more if I didn’t have a friend who offered up her room for free while she’s vacationing in Thailand for a...
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Share the Hampi Love

Today's photo was contributed by Connie Hum of ConnVoyage. In one of the Hindu temples around Hampi, India, she came across a group of raucous monkeys clambering around. Out of the corner of my eye, she saw a lone monkey sitting among the rocks,...
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How do your things define you?

Before leaving for Australia, I sold the car that I bought when I turned 16: the one that I drove back and forth to high school lacrosse practice and my first job, as I moved a few hours away to college, halfway across the country for a newspaper...
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Postcard from Lyon Hôtel de Ville

I stumbled across these gems on a cloudy day in Lyon, and they were an instant burst of unexpected joy. I have no idea why they were there, or how the creator figured out how to create tropical creatures out of twigs, but I got a kick of them....
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A letter to Sacramento

Dear Sacramento, I just can't do this anymore. 3130...
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Share the Brazilian love

Today's photo was contributed by Katherina Sommerkamp of 100 Miles Highway. On her first evening in Fernando de Noronha, Brazil, she stumbled across a little hidden beach to enjoy this magnificent sunset--she took the picture right before jumping...
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Staying in shape while traveling

Vacation is usually an excuse to relax and indulge; workouts and diets are best kept at home. But when travel becomes a lifestyle, it's important to learn how to stay healthy and fit without the reliable comfort of a kitchen or a gym. Hostels...
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