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Travel in your 30s

On Turning 29 and Being a Travel Failure

Photo: ThunderKiss Photography, Flickr Last month, I turned 29 on my second glass of wine at San Francisco International Airport, waiting for my red eye flight to Nicaragua. OK, maybe it was my third glass of wine (is that OK, or am I too old for that now?). I was en route to a destination…




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USA Road Trip: Chicago to California on I-80

Two months ago, I spontaneously relocated to California for a job opportunity. A month before the move, I'd never even considered living in San Francisco. It sounded expensive, and filled with traffic. While it certainly is both of those, I wasn't about to pass up my dream job (and I have an affinity for reinventing…



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Island Escape: 5 Reasons to Take a Weekend Trip to the Exumas

Last month I celebrated my birthday with a Bahamas weekend trip to the Exumas, a chain of beautiful cays and islands just an hour's flight from Miami. The Exumas are famous for the Swimming Pigs, which have been featured on TV show The Bachelor. But whether you want to get up close and personal with giant swine or…



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48 Hours in Amsterdam

When I pictured 48 hours in Amsterdam, visions of wild, drug-fueled bachelor parties (or "stag parties" as Europeans call them), danced in my head. But my actual first impression of Amsterdam? It's ridiculous charming. From the crooked canal houses to beautiful parks and cobblestone streets, it's honestly hard to believe Amsterdam is the international headquarters of debauchery its…


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72 Hours in… New Orleans

New Orleans is one of my favorite cities in the U.S., and last month marked my 4th visit there. I had been three times during college: twice to volunteer at an animal shelter that had been damaged (and overwhelmed with stray pups) following Hurricane Katrina, and once before departing for a spring break cruise. I was particularly…


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Paris is Always a Good Idea… Even for the Weekend!

Paris is a city that many people dream about visiting, and with good reason: it's beautiful, fascinating and filled with delicious pastries (or at least that's one of my top reasons!). But thanks to new budget airlines flying from the U.S., Paris doesn't have to be just a dream anymore. In fact, you can do…


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How 48 Hours in Rome Saved Me from Study Abroad Regret

I never studied abroad in college. Mainly it was because I spent a semester in New York City doing an unpaid internship, which cost an arm and a leg, leaving few pennies for months of frolicking around Europe. I also assumed that one day I'd live in another country slash be an international millionaire by…