Photo Friday: Memphis, Tennessee

I hadn’t been in Memphis since 2012, but somehow I found myself here three times within a matter of weeks. On the front end of my Mississippi trip, I only saw the airport, but on the back end, my new friend Lisa at the Tunica CVB decided to show a few of us around before […]

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Video: Malaysia Wrap Up

This is my final Malaysia video, including clips unseen before with some cameos from my fellow bloggers. It was truly a life changing trip, from the urban jungle of Kuala Lumpur through charming Melaka to untouched Kuching in Malaysian Borneo. I hope you enjoy the final chapter in my journey!

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How to Start a Travel Blog

I get asked a lot of questions about what it’s like to run a travel blog and how to go about starting one. You may have already read posts on other blogs like this, but it’s time to share how I started my blog, my mistakes you can avoid and why you should start one. […]

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Photo Friday: Clarksdale, Mississippi

Before hopping on a plane to Memphis, I knew very little about the area known as the Mississippi Delta. But what I found was a pleasant surprise, not to mention some of the lovely people I met. This area is known as “Ground Zero of the Blues,” with blues clubs and juke joints lining the […]

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What No One Tells You About the Travel Lifestyle

People ask me about my job and what I do with my time. I try to explain, although usually don’t fully, that I work part of the year and travel the rest, especially since my writing allows me to be anywhere with WiFi. After graduating from college, I didn’t get the office job that many […]

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Scenes from Rural Louisiana

I just returned from a whirlwind trip around Louisiana with a different location each night in a bus with 30 other writers. The pace of these trips is truly exhausting, so I try to limit them to one or two per year. The rest of the year, I prefer to create my own trips or […]

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The Ultimate Southeast Asian Bucket List

Southeast Asia is a part of the world where you can have experiences you won’t find anywhere else. The colors are brighter, the flavors are stronger and the history is older. The parties are even crazier, lasting all night and bringing in travelers from every corner of the globe. Only you can decide what kind […]

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Exploring San Francisco’s North Beach

Traveling for work gives me very little time to play, but the travel gods decided I needed more time in San Francisco. After I realized that I wouldn’t be going home that day, my boss kindly booked me a room for the night in Union Square. I hauled my bags back onto BART and repeated the […]

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Travel Writing Round Up [April 2015]

Over the last nearly four years that I’ve been offering the Travel Writing Round Ups, I’ve been asked about why I started them. It began as a way to show that there are travel writing opportunities that pay, not just the Huffington Post “pay for exposure” model. I’ve received a lot of great feedback (and […]

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Six Years of Caroline in the City

I must admit that my sixth anniversary of Caroline in the City completely passed me by. I didn’t realize until after I came home from a week in Louisiana. It seems like things just keep getting better for the blogs and my writing career and I hope this momentum continues. Highlights of my year on […]

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Video: Scenes from Melaka

My brief visit to Melaka mostly revolved around a tourism conference, but I had just enough time to wander the street food stalls and celebrate Deepavali with locals, famous Malaysian singers and even the prime minister. Here is a short taste of what the city is like. Look out for more videos in the coming weeks […]

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Stylish and Budget-Friendly Hotel Stays with Yonderbound

When my sister and I were planning our trip through Southeast Asia, we used a mix of websites to book the hotels we stayed in, including Hostelworld, and eventually Agoda. At the time, I didn’t find one website that I felt really suited every stay and instead bounced between who had the best selection […]

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