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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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From the archives // This is your life

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. Enjoy--and please forgive the use of Instagram...
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From the archives // The wise words of Kurt Nordstrom

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. Enjoy--and please forgive the use of Instagram...
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From the archives // You don’t have to go across the world to find yourself

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. Enjoy!  I forget when exactly I learned the...
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Notes on being unapologetic (and celebrating criticism)

"What other people think of you is not your business," said Deepak Chopra. "If you start to make that business your business, you will be offended for the rest of your life." Haters gonna hate. That's just a fact of life, right? We might not know the...
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Looking back on 2015

At the beginning of 2015, I didn’t have any vacations booked beyond a week in Paris with my mom. I had just started a new job a few months prior, and I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to travel much this year. I confided my concern to my friend...
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Notes on savoring the moment

"To look at everything always as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time: Thus is your time on earth filled with glory." When I reread A Tree Grows in Brooklyn last year—one of my favorite books, and one that I could read...
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