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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August 8, 2023

How to Get a Driver’s License in Spain

Getting your driver’s license in Spain can be a lengthy and expensive process full of frustration. If you live in Spain, you may have heard friends and coworkers complain about how difficult it can be to obtain your license. However, keep calm and read on, because I’m going to give you some insider tips to […]
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August 1, 2023

Prequel 7: Time to Reflect

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August 1, 2023

Meet the Locals: Nicolas Laverde in Bogotá, Colombia

Nicolas Laverde is from Bogotá, Colombia. He divides his time between there and Toronto, Canada, while frequently traveling to the United States. Bogotá is where most of his family lives, as well as his closest friends and 145-pound Newfoundland dog, Roger. Along with his dad, Nicolas manages the Laverdieri Club, a sports club (tennis and […]
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July 26, 2023

10 Reasons to Visit Anne Frank House

If you ever go to Amsterdam, there are many reasons to visit Anne Frank House. The Nazis murdered nearly six million European Jews in the Holocaust, a number that includes 102,000 Dutch-based Jews. While we can't properly pay tribute to each of these lives, we can all do our part to honor those that were […]
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