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December 2012

Looking back on 2012

When it came to writing an "end of the year" post, I realized I'd already said all I wanted to say. It was an absolutely brilliant year--as always, better than the last. A wonderful balance of travel and fixed life, I'm feeling calmer, more...
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Postcard from Top of the Rock

Whenever people go to Paris, I tell them to skip going up the Eiffel Tower and head up the Arc de Triomphe instead: it's so bizarre to see the Paris skyline without its iconic structure. Similarly, many New Yorkers will suggest skipping the Empire...
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What I’m going to do more of in 2013

Oh, how I love new year's resolutions--and being held accountable for achieving them! As much as I believe that we should be trying to change for the better every day, there's nothing like a brand-new calendar year to offer that extra kick to achieve...
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2012 resolutions: what I did more (and less) of this year

When I was looking for a photo to sum up 2012, it was tough for me to find one. Would I remember 2012 as the year that I explored Southeast Asia for the first time, that I sailed through the Adriatic and the Caribbean, that I drove across the USA or...
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Postcard from San Blas Islands

Palm trees, sandy beaches, complete and utter serenity: that's what the San Blas Islands are made of. The vast majority of islands in the Caribbean archipelago are uninhabited, making them the perfect destination for a rowdy sailboat with plenty of...
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Tackling a fear of commitment

My friends and I have a long-running joke over how funny I am, ever since the day that I claimed I was the wittiest "because my birthday keychain says so." My birthday keychain also proclaimed that those born on June 9 were fearful of commitment....
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The perfect travel dress (and a Shabby Apple giveaway!)

I fully believe in the power of a good travel dress. A good travel dress can be dressed up or dressed down, can go effortlessly from day to night, will work with practically any shoes or accessories and doesn't wrinkle or show much wear. It's a whole...
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Postcard from the streets of Cartagena

Street art is one of those things that can make or break a city for me. A city that encourages good graffiti--or at the very least, recognizes the difference between ugly tagging and talented artwork--is instantly a place that I want to explore....
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Australia: I miss you. Here’s why.

There's  still a little bit of me that still feels like Australia is the one that got away. There's a lingering heartache, a touch of guilt: I chose to leave Australia when I was still madly in love with the cities, the beaches, the people. When...
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