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5 Way To Make New Friends While Traveling

Often, when I tell people I enjoy traveling solo, I get incredulous looks. “Don’t you get lonely?” they ask, “How do you make friends?” I’ve found that it’s almost easier to make friends while traveling compared to making friends back home. When you’re in the comfort of your hometown with your established circle of friends, it can […]

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10 Hilarious Things Millennials In SF Tell You About SF

Ahh, San Francisco. Iconic San Francisco. The Golden Gate Bridge, Twin Peaks, Dolores Park, social progress, bohemian culture, fog and more fog, and a sea of impossibly intelligent millennials making 4 times as much money as their peers nation wide. In the spring of 2016, on Easter weekend, I booked it south from Vancouver to San […]

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10 Days in Budapest, in Photos

My train from Prague pulled into Budapest Keleti pályaudvar (Budapest Eastern railway station) on a blisteringly hot day in early August just in time for Sziget Festival (festival-specific posts coming soon). After nearly dying on a non air-conditioned ride from Berlin to Prague in similar, 37-degree weather a week prior, I insisted on booking a seat in […]

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Lisbon, Madeira, and The Azores, in Photos

Lisbon I boarded Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas in at the Port of Civitavecchia, an hour west of Rome, on a hot and muggy day in early September. The plan was to spend a month on board for essentially free, taking advantage of a friend’s work perks as a First Officer. The ship was scheduled […]

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A Lifetime of Suitcases and Cardboard Boxes

“I don’t want to own anything until I find a place where me and things go together. I’m not quite sure where that is just yet. But I know what it’s like…It’s like Tiffany’s. […] It calms me down right away, the quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to […]

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A Week in Istanbul, in Photos

When I started my 2015 Euro trip, I hadn’t planned on going as far east as Istanbul. However, every traveler I met along the way who had been to Istanbul before told me that I absolutely had to go. Two months into my trip, I had made it to Split, Croatia and had a 1 week […]

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2 Visits To The Netherlands, in Photos

Amsterdam (Visit 1) Amsterdam was the first stop on my 2015 Euro trip. Before I left, I was told that Amsterdam might as well have been designed by spiders and that I should be prepared to get lost. I landed at Schiphol Airport on cool day in July, took the Intercity train into Amsterdam, and fell in […]

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