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    Coffee Monday

    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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    Travel

    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
  • Travel

    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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    Curiosity

    David Sandel | Nomadic Van Life

    David Sandel and I met on a road trip along Route 395 in California, and instantly bonded over a love for Jordan and the fact that we’re both from Wisconsin. When he mentioned he’s been…

    February 16, 2017
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    Travel

    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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    Travel

    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