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    Carry On

    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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    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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    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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    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