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Postcard from a local weekend in Boston

I first fell in love with Boston when the autumn was a million shades of red and gold: my obsession with the Northeastern city deepened in the deep, clear blue of late winter-bordering-on-spring.   When I visited Boston in October, it...
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A weekend in Boston, via Instagram

One of the brilliant things about being back in the USA--even if I am on the opposite coast of my hometown--is being closer to my family and friends. Suddenly, I'm only a couple of time zones and a domestic flight away. So for the first time...
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The best of the USA, via Instagram

Diversity is a word that's thrown around a lot when people talk about the United States. It's an incredible melting pot of cultures, a dazzling mix of landscapes. It's black and white and every shade of gray, red rocks and green mountains and endless...
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The best of the French Riviera, via Instagram

When I decided to visit Croatia, I realized there was no way I'd be able to go to Europe without at least a stopover in Nice: I spent seven months living in this Mediterranean gem, but with studying French, two jobs, a blog and a social life, I...
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The best of Croatia, via Instagram

My memories of Croatia shall forever be a thousand shades of shimmering blue: the vivid and cloudless sky, the fish swishing through impossibly clear turquoise water, the sun dancing over the sea. Sure, there were other colors, too: the...
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The best of Paris, via Instagram

Paris is a city that's endlessly photographed: the icons, the sunsets, the stately terraces and crumbling facades. It's a city that inspires artists, writers, tourists; it's the most-visited city in the world. For me, Paris is a city of...
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The best of Vietnam, via Instagram

It's no secret that I fell in love with Vietnam: the food, the friendly people, the ever-changing landscape (and ever-reducing sunshine) as I crept from south to north on the back of a motorcycle, on a bus, on an overnight train. It's a...
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8 (Instagram-ic) things to love about Sacramento

Sacramento is often dismissed as a cow town capital…because it is. The skyline rises out of flat farmland, recently converted to suburbia. It's not nearly as sophisticated, or liberal, or fashionable as nearby neighbor San Francisco. There's less...
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10 pretty reasons to pop over to Perth

I had a feeling I was going to like Perth: I've got a thing for the west coast, and cities near the beach. Coming from California, it just feels right when the sun sets over the ocean. But I realized Perth has a lot more going for it than just...
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