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    How to Plan a Day Trip from London to Paris

    A day trip to Paris from London is the perfect addition to a trip to England! Thanks to the fast and efficient Eurostar train, it’s never been easier to visit Paris for a day. Honestly, one day isn’t enough for Paris — ideally, you should...
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    Skyhour: The Best Way to Give Flights (Plus, GIVEAWAY!)

    The following branded content post is brought to you by Skyhour. Once I learned about this new business and app, I thought it was a brilliant idea. And a giveaway for you, my lovely readers, to enjoy? Even better. Imagine you have a friend who loves to tra...
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    Skyhour: The Best Way to Give Flights (Plus, GIVEAWAY!)

    The following branded content post is brought to you by Skyhour. Once I learned about this new business and app, I thought it was a brilliant idea. And a giveaway for you, my lovely readers, to enjoy? Even better. Imagine you have a friend who loves to tra...
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    Cut Scenes from a Cafe In Quebec

    I have an excellent memory. In the aftermath of my brain surgery, my biggest fear was that my ability to recount past events was damaged in some way. Under the haze of anesthesia, I walked around the park near our old home with Rand, struggling to piece to...
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    Knight Scoop, I Love You.

    It is a strange statement of fact to say that I was on Japanese television long before I ever watched it. The circumstances of our engagement (which, for the uninitiated, was a very public proclamation involving the purchase of a local television commercia...
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    My Favorite Moments in Antarctica

    My trip to Antarctica was one of the most moving and inspiring journeys I’ve ever taken. Without a doubt, Antarctica is the best place I’ve ever been, as well as the most beautiful. I’ve written about how Antarctica shattered my ego, chan...
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    My Favorite Moments in Antarctica

    My trip to Antarctica was one of the most moving and inspiring journeys I’ve ever taken. Without a doubt, Antarctica is the best place I’ve ever been, as well as the most beautiful. I’ve written about how Antarctica shattered my ego, chan...
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    100 Travel Tips for Croatia

    Planning a trip to Croatia? I wish I were joining you! It’s hard to pick a favorite country when you travel as much as I do, but I can’t lie — if I had to choose, it would probably be Croatia. I first wanted to visit Croatia after seeing ...
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    100 Travel Tips for Croatia

    Planning a trip to Croatia? I wish I were joining you! It’s hard to pick a favorite country when you travel as much as I do, but I can’t lie — if I had to choose, it would probably be Croatia. I first wanted to visit Croatia after seeing ...
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    Where to Stay in Boston — Best Neighborhoods and Accommodation

    Where are the best neighborhoods and hotels to stay in Boston? I’ve got you covered! Boston is a fantastic city with rich history, beautiful parks, and some of America’s best museums. I grew up in the Boston area and spent several years living ...
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    Where to Stay in Boston — Best Neighborhoods and Accommodation

    Where are the best neighborhoods and hotels to stay in Boston? I’ve got you covered! Boston is a fantastic city with rich history, beautiful parks, and some of America’s best museums. I grew up in the Boston area and spent several years living ...
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    OSF Opening Weekend 2018: Sense & Sensibility, Destiny of Desire, and Henry V

    A strange thing happens when you become a theater nerd of the highest order – you develop a relationship not just with the characters within a play, or even the play itself, but – if circumstances allow – with the theater company as a who...
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    Solo Female Travel in New York City — Is it Safe?

    Is it safe for a woman to travel to New York alone? Absolutely. And I would know: I’m a travel writer specializing in solo female travel who lives in New York City. Since moving here, dozens if not hundreds of women have asked me the same question: I...
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    Solo Female Travel in New York City — Is it Safe?

    Is it safe for a woman to travel to New York alone? Absolutely. And I would know: I’m a travel writer specializing in solo female travel who lives in New York City. Since moving here, dozens if not hundreds of women have asked me the same question: I...
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    AK Monthly Recap: March 2018

    If my travel life can be cleaved neatly in half, this is the month where it should be done. Before Antarctica. After Antarctica. The most important, moving, and beautiful trip of my life. Half the month was spent on board the Ocean Diamond, with seven days...
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    AK Monthly Recap: March 2018

    If my travel life can be cleaved neatly in half, this is the month where it should be done. Before Antarctica. After Antarctica. The most important, moving, and beautiful trip of my life. Half the month was spent on board the Ocean Diamond, with seven days...
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    Splurging on the Right Things in Tokyo

    On my first trip to Japan in 2013, I completely fell in love with the country — but I couldn’t have named a favorite city. I deemed Japan far greater than the sum of its parts. That may still be true — but this time, I have a favorite. To...
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    What to Wear in Antarctica: Packing List for Women

    I don’t usually stress about packing, but packing for Antarctica was the most nerve-wracking experience I’ve ever had! What if I forgot something critical? You can’t exactly run to Target when you’re at the bottom of the world! Luckily, I soon ...
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    If Twitter Responded To Abuse Reports Honestly

    I spend too much time on Twitter. And, frankly, it’s awful. Every day is like wading through a sea of poop to try and find a cupcake, and even when you find that, it’s like, “Well, I can’t possibly eat this cupcake. It’s cover...
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    Pillow Fight.

    It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a married man in possession of a house will one day find himself in a shouting match with his spouse about something trivial like throw pillows. All of this will likely happen at IKEA. If that man has refused to...
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    Antarctica and the Traveler’s Ego

    I thought I would come back from Antarctica in triumph, my fists raised in exultation. Hey, I can say I’ve been to seven continents now! And you know the Polar Plunge? I did it WAY south of the Antarctic Circle! Also, here are dozens of adorable photos of ...
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    We Have To Talk About the Dead Dog on the United Flight. Sorry.

    (Note: the adorable little guy pictured above is not the dog from the story. I bumped into him while shopping and thought he was a weird, furry keychain dangling from a guy’s bag at first.)  If you read the news in the last two days, you might have c...
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    The Real Reason I Hate Traveling Alone.

    When I got home, I cried. Finally. Rand hugged me, wore that same worried look he gets on his face when something goes wrong and he’s not there for it. For a long time I wondered what it was about me that meant the second I went on a trip on my own, ...
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    AK Monthly Recap: February 2018

    If you told me six months ago that I’d be spending much of February in Japan, I wouldn’t have believed you! But it turned out to be a total delight. And a good reminder that even when you’re driven to visit new places, it’s good to ...
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    Visiting Hokkaido, Japan, in Winter

    Ever thought of traveling to Japan in the winter? I suggest you consider the wild island of Hokkaido. I recently had the opportunity to return to Japan and explore the best of the Japanese winter. Did I enjoy it? I absolutely loved it! How This Trip Began ...
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    I Watched All the Fast and the Furious Movies in A Week.

    Over the last week, I have watched the entire Fast and the Furious series. The impetus for embarking on such an artistically dubious project was a promise that I made years ago to my husband, probably while drunk. I told him that the next time I was struck...
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    Travel Burnout is Real. Here’s How to Deal with It.

    Imagine that you’re finally on the long-awaited trip of your dreams. You planned everything perfectly — the carefully spaced itinerary, the comfortable and ideally located accommodation, the highly recommended restaurants, the Instagram shots t...
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    Adventures On The Big Island Of Hawaii (Plus Red Hot Magma!)

    I've wanted to visit the Big Island of Hawaii for years, mainly because of the Kilauea volcano. But there's so many other cool things to do there too! Here are some of my favorites. This is a post from The Expert Vagabond adventure blog.
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    Why You Need To Visit The Big Island Of Hawaii!

    I've wanted to visit the Big Island of Hawaii for years, mainly because of the Kilauea volcano. But there's so many other cool things to do on Hawai'i! Here are some of my favorites. This is a post from The Expert Vagabond adventure blog.
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    Two Tricks To Becoming A Better Writer

    Last weekend, I briefly opened up my Twitter DMs and told people to message me their questions about travel or blogging, or, failing that, implored them to simply send me cat gifs. I was amazed by the response – dozens of people replied, absolutely n...
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