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    A Weekend In the Fairytale Town of Sintra

    If you loved fairytales growing up, there’s a place in Portugal that’s perfect for you. Sintra, sitting in the mountains just a 20 minute drive from Lisbon, has six major castles and dozens of royal retreats…

    August 17, 2017
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    Travel

    Road Tripping In Southern Spain

    Every time I visit Spain, I vow to move there. A recent road trip with my friends Brianna and Vince from Lisbon to Barcelona made the idea even more tempting. Brianna and Vince were…

    July 13, 2017
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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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    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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    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
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    Food Travel

    How to Have the Perfect Vacation in Wine Country

    Good food, great wine, local exploration, lots of time outdoors, and a day of ultimate relaxation come together in the perfect wine country itinerary.  The twin valleys of Sonoma and Napa are incredibly popular…

    March 15, 2017
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    My First Trip Outside of the United States

    I was 21-years-old the first time I ever left the US, in 2010. It was for a study abroad trip in Irbid, Jordan. Not surprisingly, I loved it and became obsessed with travel. Jordan remains…

    March 14, 2017