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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
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    Chicago Is the Greatest: Here’s Why

    Two years ago today I moved to Chicago. It was freezing and my apartment was smaller than I realized. I cried on the floor. The first couple of months were not wonderful, but wow…what…

    February 13, 2017
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    A Chicago Staycation at Conrad Hotel

    If I could live in hotels, I might. (Actually, I kind of do, but that’s beside the point). The beds are always nicer than mine, and the¬†bathrooms¬†more spacious. There are plush towels and oversized…

    February 8, 2017
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    A Weekend In Vienna In January

    Vienna in January is…cold. Very cold. That shouldn’t deter you from visiting though, as flights and hotels are cheaper, and there’s plenty to do indoors. I’m from Wisconsin, I live in Chicago, and I…

    January 18, 2017
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    Lifestyle Travel

    How to Stay In Shape While Traveling

    Staying in shape while traveling can be tough. Airports aren’t stocked with the healthiest options, there’s so much great food to try around the world, and hotel gyms are usually lacking. I try to…

    December 23, 2016