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September 2012

A day on a motorbike in Phu Quoc

One of my favorite travel days that I've never written about: the day I spent on the back of a motorbike in Phu Quoc. It was the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation: the thrills of off-road motorbiking tempered with sea breezes and...
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Postcard from the Georgia Highway

If Arizona surprised me with the diversity of its landscapes, Georgia simply stunned me with its beauty. Suddenly, I understood where all those country singers were coming from when they wax nostalgic about Georgia peaches, sitting on a front porch...
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The sweet Southern charm of Savannah

In Savannah, I expected some old-fashioned Southern charm, a lot of sweet tea and some delicious (and fried) Southern food. My grandmother (the one who taught me all about traveling) visited Savannah years and years ago, and she was told, if...
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A sorority stop in Macon, Georgia

Sorority life--for all its ups and downs--was born in Macon, Georgia. Wesleyan Female College was established in 1836, and was the first college in the world to grant degrees to women. In 1851, The Adelphean Society (which later became Alpha Delta...
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Postcard from Montgomery

So, we spent one night in Montgomery, Alabama. It's on the short list of places in the USA that we wouldn't go back to. The downtown was eerily empty, the outskirts were nothing to write home about. We stayed in a crappy suburban hotel, and the...
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Expect the most wonderful things to happen: not in the future but right now

As we fought our hangovers with Bloody Mary's at the MoMA cafe, Aly and I were fighting not only the day-after effects of too much booze and not enough sleep but also the consequences of moving to New York City. Aly, my favorite Santa Cruz hippie and...
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Capture the Season: Australia edition

As temperatures cool and days lazily stretch into fall in the Northern Hemisphere, I can't help but feel a bit nostalgic for Australia. Springtime in Melbourne was my favorite part of the year: Spring Racing Carnival, afternoons at the Botanic...
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Postcard from New Orleans

Here's how I felt in New Orleans: hot, sweaty, full, hungover, repeat. And then we arrived, and we ate. And drank. And I dragged Renee on an hour's walk in the sweltering humidity to look at cemeteries on the first day, and then to wander...
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Seven awesome reasons to go to Austin

Texas was my first "new" state on this trip, and Austin was the city I was most excited to visit. It didn't disappoint; in fact, it exceeded all of my expectations. If New York City doesn't work out, don't be too surprised if I decide to give...
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An airline strike in Santorini

Before she had the most adorable baby boy ever (with the cutest travel-themed nursery ever), my dear friend and fellow gelato-lover Ashlee Gadd of Where My Heart Resides had a pre-baby bucket list--and the big thing to tick off was a trip to Greece....
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