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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The Long-Haul Flight Survival Kit

Once, within the span of 1.5 years, I crossed the Pacific Ocean no less than 10 times. On the first of those journeys, I was so exhausted and sleep-deprived that I walked full speed into a glass door. Since then, I’ve learned a thing or two about how to lessen the pain of long-haul flights. […]

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How To Choose Souvenirs Wisely

I’m one of those girls who likes shopping surprise surprise. In order to prevent myself from accumulating half of every city I visit, I’ve implemented a first-thought-when-seeing-desired-object rule that’s worked very well for me over the years: only acquire what you love at first sight OR what makes you laugh at first sight.   When […]

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Pack Light! What to Check and What to Carry-On

There is no way to truly understand how important it is to pack light until you’re jet-lagged, haven’t slept in 3 days and trying to lug your suitcases through foreign streets in weather you’ve never experienced. Unless you’re vying to be Miss Universe and have weeks of all-day public appearances, you really don’t need 5 […]

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