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    5 Days In Georgia (the country!)

    I remember sitting at my family’s kitchen counter when I was a kid, my dad drilling me on capitals of the world, and thinking that Tbilisi was fun to say and hard to spell.…

    May 31, 2017
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    Take Me Back to Koh Samui

    Notes on a few relaxing days in Koh Samui with three childhood friends after volunteering with elephants in Chiang Mai. Bophut Beach In early May, we have the beach almost to ourselves. The sand is…

    May 13, 2017
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    My Favorite Travel Beauty Products

    How could I get ready in hotels without these mini miracle workers? I love getting ready, and I love mini things. So, naturally, travel beauty products are some of my favorite things in the…

    April 13, 2017
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    Why and How to Visit Istanbul in 2017

    The mood in Istanbul is melancholy. The feel fits the muted facades of houses and monuments, and is expected after a year or so of terrorist attacks, an attempted military coup, and economic strain…

    April 9, 2017
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    How to Spend 5 Days in Jordan

    When it comes to Jordan, I’m a bit biased. It was the first place I ever traveled outside of the US, and for that reason one of my favorite places in the world. So…

    March 29, 2017
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    Cafe Rumi | Amman, Jordan

    At the top of a hill in Jabal Al Weibdeh in Amman, just off of Paris Square, you’ll find the most charming cafe. Cafe Rumi serves espresso drinks, Turkish coffee, all kinds of tea,…

    March 27, 2017
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    What You Need to Know About Female Solo Travel

    Solo travel is written about all the time. My friend Justin talked about it in a recent interview here, and there are dozens, probably hundreds, of blogs devoted specifically to female solo travel. I…

    March 20, 2017