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Champagne cheers from the balcony at the William Vale Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

How to make the most of a trip delay

Fun fact: for all of the travel that I've done, I've only had two flights cancelled! The first was on our honeymoon last year: hurricane-level rains completely shut down the airport in Dominica for the day, and we ended up spending one extra night...
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My travel plans (and dreams) for 2018

Between moving and marriage, 2017 was a little light on the big travel plans. Although my biggest travel priority is taking advantage of our San Diego location and exploring more of the West Coast, Mexico and Canada, I'm also hoping to check some of...
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Bamboo forest on the Pipiwai Trail

My resolutions for 2018

One of the questions that gives me pause in my five-year Q&A journal: are you seeking security or excitement? For the past few years, I've struggled to define what exactly I'm seeking. But in 2018, I want the answer to be both, equally. On one...
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Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

The places I recommend most (around the world)

Last week, I wrote about the places that I recommend most in the USA. Although I do feel strongly about the importance of seeing your own country (especially when it's one as diverse as the United States), I'm also so grateful for my experiences...
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Statue of Liberty at Sunset from Circle Line Cruise

The places I recommend most (in the USA)

The question that I both love and hate (and get asked often): what's your favorite place to visit? Obviously, I'm all in on chatting about travel, reminiscing about the trips I've taken and giving recommendations on cool places to go. But it's also...
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2018 Chevrolet Equinox

A whirlwind weekend in Northern California

What a crazy weekend! To quickly sum up: we drove to Los Angeles on Thursday night to drop off Gertie with my friend Aly and then stayed with friends in Hancock Park, drove to Sacramento on Friday for that evening's wine tasting event, cleaned out my...
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Palm trees in San Diego

Our upcoming travel plans

Now that we're getting settled into life in San Diego, I've started thinking about my favorite thing: where to travel next! I honestly would have already booked a million trips by now, but David requested that we take some time to get settled into...
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Notes on following your dream

There's something that's been bothering me lately: this concept where a life in which you travel is inherently better than one in which you don't. It goes without saying that I love to travel and that I find it incredibly valuable in a multitude...
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One thing about deciding where to stay in a new city

Whenever people visit New York City, I always ask where they're staying--and whenever the answer is Midtown or Times Square, I always cringe on the inside. Sure, there are tons of hotels and a bunch of the main "touristy" spots in the city (Grand...
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Christine Amorose on wedding day

Seven years of daring to dream

Seven years ago today, I published the very first post on this blog. Since then, I've written more than a thousand blog posts--about places I've been and what I'm reading and all of the twenty-something-in-the-city feelings. I started my very first...
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