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One thing to not get lost abroad

My trick for using the map function on my phone without racking up big charges when I'm traveling abroad: airplane mode + screenshots!  Whenever I'm traveling internationally, I keep my phone on airplane mode for the entire trip (to ensure that I...
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My list of things-I-can’t-believe-I-still-haven’t-done-in-NYC

On Saturday night, I made a list of all the things I can't believe I haven't done yet in my four-and-a-half years of living in New York City: all the things that I've been meaning to do, but haven't quite gotten around to. And then on Sunday, I went...
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Where I’m going in 2017

I'm always hesitant to post about my travel plans too far in advance since so much of it seems to change--so much so that I rarely try to predict where the month, let alone the year, will take me. Some of my favorite trips in recent years have been...
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Looking back on 2016

Although I know that most of the interwebs are along the lines of womp womp womp can 2016 be over already, it was actually such a wonderful and memorable year for me personally: a pug puppy, getting engaged, a new job and far more travel than I...
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How to: book club!

Over the past four and a half years in New York City, I've been a part of three book clubs: two failed, and one that's been thriving since the summer of 2014. Book club has been such a fun part of my life in the city: it's introduced me to new people...
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How to pack for a weekend away (in a carry-on)

One of the things I now consider myself an expert in: packing for a weekend away in a carry-on. I cannot count how many times I've left New York City on Thursday night and come back on a Sunday night, but it has been many--and it has always been in a...
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“I could travel like you if someone else was paying for it, too”

The other day, I received on a comment on a post along the lines of: how can I trust you to give advice about how to travel more? If I had brands or tourism boards sponsoring me, it'd be a lot easier for me to travel as much as you do.  It's a...
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How to pack for a summer trip to Europe

Seven years ago, I graduated from college—and almost immediately hopped on a plane for a backpacking trip around Europe. I gallivanted through Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Switzerland, England, Austria and France for five weeks, mostly...
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From the archives // The best advice my mom has given me

There are some posts in the archives that are just as relevant now as they were when I wrote them (up to six years ago). Once a week, I share one of my favorite posts that I still love to read today--and this one is in special honor of my mom's...
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Six years, and still going

Six years ago, I decided to quit my stable, well-paying, miracle-in-a-recession job to move to France. I bought a domain name, convinced a friend to design a logo, applied my very basic HTML knowledge and decided to start a blog without a very clear...
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