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    The Liberty Bell, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    I have written about my love for Philadelphia before, and it seems only right that today, the day after the Eagles won the Super Bowl, that I would write about that town once again. I mean no disrespect to Boston – a city that is near and dear to my ...
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    Visiting the Giant Pandas in Beijing

    Do you love Pandas? Stupid question I guess. Who doesn’t love these cute cuddly giant fur balls? Probably the best thing ever Made in China. With those charming black patches around the eyes & ears and a customary pot belly, they are just too cute to i...
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    What Kill Bill Taught Me About Surviving Abuse

    When I was 23, a few weeks after Kill Bill premiered, I dressed up as Uma Thurman’s character from the film for Halloween. In it, she wears a yellow jumpsuit that is itself an homage to Bruce Lee’s outfit in Game of Death. I searched for weeks for somethin...
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    AK Monthly Recap: January 2018

    This month was all about moving. In fact, I didn’t leave New York once within the month. This is the third time in two years that I’ve gone a full month without leaving the city, and I’ve made my peace with it, but I’m looking forwa...
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    Moving On.

    We’ve moved. After 7 years in the townhome we rented – longer than I’ve lived anywhere in my entire, Rand and I moved into our first house. It wasn’t far – just across town, but I was surprised by how hard it was, especially f...
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    25 Important Travel Safety Tips You Need To Know

    After traveling the world for the past 7 years, I’ve learned a lot about staying safe - sometimes the hard way. Here are my best travel safety tips for avoiding trouble on your next trip. This is a post from The Expert Vagabond adventure blog.
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    25 Important Travel Safety Tips Everyone Should Know

    After traveling the world for the past 7 years, I’ve learned a lot about staying safe - sometimes the hard way. Here are my best travel safety tips for avoiding trouble on your next trip. This is a post from The Expert Vagabond adventure blog.
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    How Much Does it Cost to Travel? A Week in Cuba

    Welcome to our ongoing series that asks: How Much Does it Cost to Travel? The goal of this series is to provide you with real budgets people have used for trips they have actually taken. This could be anything from a long weekend in Miami to 6 months backp...
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    How Much Does it Cost to Travel? A Week in Cuba

    Welcome to our ongoing series that asks: How Much Does it Cost to Travel? The goal of this series is to provide you with real budgets people have used for trips they have actually taken. This could be anything from a long weekend in Miami to 6 months backp...
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    How to Experience Chiang Mai like a Local

    Chiang Mai is a popular destination for travelers, tourists and expats. It’s rich with culture, many activities, good food, and an affordable destination. The many reasons so many choose to visit Chiang Mai or make it their permanent residence. Whether you...
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    The Ambiguity of Grace’s Story is Precisely Why We Need to Talk About It.

    I haven’t written about babe.net’s story of a young woman’s evening with Aziz Ansari because I wasn’t sure what to say about it. I figured if I waited long enough, the issue would pass, and we could move on to other situations that are easier to assess. Bu...
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    Boundary Waters Canoe Area: Paddling Into The Wild

    If you're looking to get away, unwind, and reconnect with nature, you really can't beat a backcountry canoe trip into Minnesota's pristine Boundary Waters Canoe Area. This is a post from The Expert Vagabond adventure blog.
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    Boundary Waters Canoe Area: Paddling Into The Wild

    If you're looking to get away, unwind, and reconnect with nature, you really can't beat a backcountry canoe trip into Minnesota's pristine Boundary Waters Canoe Area. This is a post from The Expert Vagabond adventure blog.
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    My Post About Feminism Went Viral. Days Later, My Twitter Account Was Hacked.

    Last week, I wrote about what happened when I tried making the cinnamon roll recipe from Mario Batali’s sexual misconduct apology letter. The inclusion of the recipe – in a letter apologizing for sexual harassment – was so ill-advised tha...
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    Northern Ireland in 24 Amazing Experiences!

    I recently travelled to Northern Ireland with the sole purpose of tracking down 24 amazing moments travellers can experience…one for each hour of the...
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    Off the Beaten Path in Italy — A Tour by Vespa!

    The following branded content post is brought to you by The Vespa Trip, an easy and fun way to tour Italy while riding a Vespa. As soon as I heard about this trip, it sounded awesome and I had the feeling you guys would love hearing about it! One of my fav...
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    I Made the Pizza Cinnamon Rolls from Mario Batali’s Sexual Misconduct Apology Letter

    Last night, I made cinnamon rolls. I’m not a huge fan of cinnamon rolls, per se, but this recipe was included in Mario Batali’s sexual misconduct apology letter, and so I feel compelled to make them. Batali is not the first powerful man to requ...
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    The Biggest Mistakes New York Tourists Make

    New York is a dream destination for so many travelers. And there are so many things to do in the city, it’s overwhelming. Perhaps that’s why so many tourists end up staying firmly on the beaten path, afraid to venture out of their comfort zone ...
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    Philadelphia on the First Snowfall of the Season

    Our friends insist they are not romantics. When they were married in Philadelphia half a decade ago, an unexpected storm had shut down the city. No one showed up to open the church that day so they were married in the snowy lot outside, the drift coming up...
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    Other Stuff I’ve Been Up To: The New Yorker’s Tiny Shouts, Heckling Lin-Manuel Miranda, and More

    Friends, I want you all to know: I haven’t just been neglecting the blog. I’ve also been going on political rants on podcasts, pitching my work to various publications (some of which actually publish my stuff. Thank god for drunk editors), and ...
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    16 years.

    It happened last month without fanfare: Rand and I celebrated another year together. We’ve had so many anniversaries that they often pass by without us noticing them.   I understand now why Rand’s grandparents have to take a moment to reme...
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    How Much Does it Cost to Travel? 10 Day Girlfriend Trip to France

    Welcome to our ongoing series that asks: How Much Does it Cost to Travel? The goal of this series is to provide you with real budgets people have used for trips they have actually taken. This could be anything from a long weekend in Miami to 6 months backp...
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    How Much Does it Cost to Travel? 10 Day Girlfriend Getaway to France

    Welcome to our ongoing series that asks: How Much Does it Cost to Travel? The goal of this series is to provide you with real budgets people have used for trips they have actually taken. This could be anything from a long weekend in Miami to 6 months backp...
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    AK Monthly Recap: December 2017

    This was a year for rebuilding. I wrote in last December’s post that 2016 was a difficult year in many ways. I had such high hopes for 2016 that I ignored how bad things were going, but by the time the election rolled around, I felt deflated — ...
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    The Hot Decluttering Trend for 2018: American Apocalypse Purging

    (Above: Trouble throwing out clothes? Try a signature look, like Aunty Entity’s all-season chainmail frock.) It’s 2018. Time to start the new year off right by finally paring down your possessions, throwing out excess, and living simply. Because soci...
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    What Are Your 2018 Travel Resolutions?

    Well I think we can mostly all agree that 2017 was a dumpster fire of a year. A few good things happened, but a whole lot of bad things too. The great news is 2017 is OVER, and we have 2018 spread out before us like a gleaming blank page. Personally I’m ve...
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    The World’s Oldest Bookstore: Livraria Bertrand, Lisbon, Portugal

    Lisbon is full of bookstores. They are everywhere, tucked into odd-shaped nooks so that they almost blend in with the facades. Some were ancient, and so resembled museum exhibits that I simply stared at them from afar, not realizing that we could actually ...
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    This Year, Join Me in a 12-Book Reading Challenge

    Every other year, I take on an ambitious 52-book reading challenge. This year, I want to do something easier with less pressure — and I’d like you to join me. How about we all do a simple reading challenge together? The Challenge: 12 Books in 2...
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    Hello. Goodbye.

    Hello. I am back. At least, I’m telling myself that I am back. I am committing, under the binding oath of the internet (my hand firmly placed on a laptop open to reddit’s homepage as I swear this to you) to try to blog again this year. Do you h...
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    We Really Live Here! Italy Update #2

    Hey guys! When I last left you in November we were still sleeping off jet lag and desperately apartment hunting (have I mentioned how much I hate apartment hunting? It’s definitely my least favorite part of any big move). A lot has changed since then, most...
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