September 28, 2023

Prequel 8: Reverse Culture Shock

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September 26, 2023

Meet the Locals: Joseph Ressler, Washington, D.C.

Locations in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia is an impressive feat for any small business owner in the Washington, D.C. area. When Joseph Ressler opened REWILD, a plant store on a mission to connect people to nature, in 2018 with business partners Lily Cox and Kyle Cannon, he didn’t expect to expand quickly. Within five […]
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September 19, 2023

5 Career Benefits of Studying Abroad

A newfound sense of adventure, a willingness to engage in foreign cultural experiences, and earning college credit while living your best life overseas are all benefits of studying abroad in Italy. After graduation, the new skills you developed will continue with you into your career. Think about it. Studying abroad is interesting to potential employers. […]
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September 17, 2023

Explore the Best Things to See in Split, Croatia

Spilt, Croatia has been on my mind ever since I left 10 months ago. But let’s rewind to when I first arrived. I gazed out the plane window and thought about how I’d spend my time for the next two months. I was excited about my solo plans and not being tied down to remote […]
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September 12, 2023

Planning the Perfect Stay in Puerto Vallarta Resorts

Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico’s most popular coastal destinations. Once you’re here, it’s easy to see why. With stunningly beautiful beaches, a charming and lively urban core, an abundance of incredible parks and nature preserves, and the most welcoming local culture and vibes, Puerto Vallarta truly seems to have it all. Not only does […]
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September 5, 2023

Meet the Locals: Chanchala Gunewardena in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Chanchala Gunewardena was born and raised in Colombo, Sri Lanka. After spending eight years away for college and work, she returned in 2015. “I’ve lived in both the U.S. and Bangladesh and they were very different, yet great, temporary homes,” she says. “But there’s something calming that makes you steady on your feet when navigating […]
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August 28, 2023

Central Asian Odyssey: Adventure in Uzbekistan

I checked out of the Art Hotel early the next day after a climb up Sulamain Too, the local mountain serving as the country’s only World Heritage Site located entirely in Kyrgyzstan. Atop is an ancient mosque and a popular pilgrimage destination to which thousands of faithful Muslims travel each year. I pulled up the […]
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August 26, 2023

10 Day Itinerary in the North Island of New Zealand

Over the Christmas holiday in 2022, I had the opportunity to travel to New Zealand with my family. (It was a return trip for my parents, who met and got married in the country.) We spent just over two weeks there, but I feel like we could have easily spent a month in New Zealand […]
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August 21, 2023

29 Things to Do in Washington, D.C.

When it comes to baking, chef Padua Player (aka “SugaChef”) says, “I want to give people the same confidence that I learned, especially people at home.” It’s one of many quotes in this recent article about the native Washingtonian’s life and career.  It got me thinking about my own work as a travel writer. As […]
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August 15, 2023

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Flamenco

Before I moved to Spain, I thought I knew what flamenco was—the traditional dance from Spain, right? But in the four and a half years I’ve lived in Spain (including 15 months where I moved to Seville specifically to deepen my knowledge of flamenco), I’ve learnt that this isn’t really the case. I could write […]
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