What Do You Do For A Living?

As Americans, the first question we usually ask someone is, “What do you do for a living?” It’s a question I usually hate to answer, as I don’t know how to best sum up what it is that I do with my time. I usually say I’m a writer, but I also work two other […]

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The Sex and the City Tour of New York

Everyone always thinks that this blog name, Caroline in the City, is a play on the novel and subsequent television and film franchise Sex and the City, when in fact it’s based on the 1990s sitcom. But I play off of the show anyways. My Twitter bio reads, “A lil bit Samantha Brown, a lil bit […]

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Photo Essay: Abandoned Vieques, Puerto Rico

In our five days on the island of Vieques, we drove our rented Jeep down nearly every paved road and some that weren’t. We explored as much of the island of possible, which is difficult when you consider how much of it, about half, is protected by the government and inaccessible to the public. On […]

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Photo Friday: El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico

Sprawling over 20,000 acres, El Yunque National Forest is the only tropical rainforest in the United States. It’s been part of the National Park Service since 1903, but the Taíno tribes left their petroglyphs all over the peaks of the forest long before the Spanish arrived. Today it’s one of the most touristed regions of […]

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How to See Vieques, Puerto Rico

Vieques is one of Puerto Rico’s barrier islands, known for the former military base and the wild horses that have their run with the place. Most people choose between it and Culebra as a way to get back to nature. You won’t find the crowds of tourists like you do in Old San Juan, but […]

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Eating and Drinking in Puerto Rico

When getting ready for my trip to Puerto Rico, I assumed that the food would be similar to Mexican food. But on our first night in San Juan, the server at Cafe Puerto Rico told us all we needed to know about the food on the islands. It’s based heavily in proteins and starches with […]

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Visiting the Bacardi Rum Distillery

The name is synonymous with rum. In fact, every classic rum cocktail was created with Bacardi, including the Cuba Libre and daiquiri. My first taste of it was mixed with Diet Coke in a college dorm room, long before I could appreciate the delicate flavors of a white rum. Since then I’ve come to appreciate […]

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Adventures in Transportation: Southeast Asia

Getting around Southeast Asia is never dull, rarely on time and always a gamble. What seems like a straightforward journey can be an epic adventure, so be prepared for just about anything. You’ve got dozens of options at your disposal on how to get around, so why not try a little bit of each? Here […]

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Experiences Worth Having in Southeast Asia

I’ve talked about plenty of things I don’t think are worth it in Southeast Asia, namely things that other people think are fun that I’m not overly interested in. The Full Moon Party. Elephant rides. Tubing in Vang Vieng. Selfies with tigers at Tiger Temple. Shooting off guns in Vietnam. Halong Bay party cruises. But […]

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Travel Writing Round Up [August 2014]

If you saw the last few editions of Travel Writing Round Up, welcome back! There are a lot of great opportunities this month, so I hope you will take full advantage of them. A lot are repeats from last month as well, but new posts are denoted with stars. I have checked all the links to […]

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Keeping Your Sanity on Budget Airlines

Flying on budget airlines can save you plenty of money, but can make you want to rip your hair out from all the extra fees and nonsense that go along with it. In my years of being a budget traveler, I’ve flown Ryanair in Europe, JetStar in Australia and Asia, AirAsia in Asia and Spirit […]

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Photo Essay: Iconography in Old San Juan

As you walk past the colorful houses lining the cobblestone streets, you’re immediately aware that San Juan is a city brimming with history. The architecture reminds me of my time in Portugal, apart from its iconic tiles. The unincorporated archipelago of Puerto Rico may technically be a territory of the United States since the Spanish-American […]

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