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What Is Millennial Travel?

Tweet If you’d asked me a few years ago what the niche or focus of this blog was, I might have mumbled something along the lines of budget travel, solo female travel, student travel, cultural travel and working abroad. It was difficult to explain the focus as it was like me as a person: a […]

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How A Working Holiday Changed My Life

TweetI can tell you about how important my working holiday was to me and talk about the friends I made, but you still may not take my word for it. This is why I’ve recruited a few of my friends and colleagues to share their stories about their working holidays. They’re bloggers and photographers and […]

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Lessons from My Working Holiday

TweetFive years have gone by since the day I landed in Sydney for my year-long working holiday visa. I remember arriving groggily in the city after clearing customs and quickly finding my pastel purple backpack on the baggage belt. I put my only money, an Australian dollar coin my grandmother gave me from a previous […]

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On Finding My Confidence

Tweet As an INFJ, I’ve never been someone who felt at home in the spotlight. When I was in high school theater, I always worked behind the scenes or in small roles. In leadership roles in college organizations, I did the same. So I guess it makes sense that I would start a blog where […]

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Where to Go After Graduation

TweetTraveling after graduation from high school or college is a rite of passage. I started planning for my graduation trip long before my senior year of college. Dozens of destinations flitted around my brain until I finally landed on Croatia. I’d heard about the country on an episode of Rick Steves and a friend told […]

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Post Graduate Options for Travelers

Tweet So you’re graduating from college¬†(or high school). Now, what? I looked through my options a few months before graduation and considered a number of things like graduate school, volunteering and work at newspapers. But I didn’t pick any of them and decided to travel instead. There are a number of ways to see new […]

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Five Years Since Graduation: What Have I Learned?

TweetThis week marks five years since I graduated from college. Five years since I donned the white dress, carried the red roses and walked across the Cistern for the first time. Five years since I left my beloved Charleston to go traveling, which became indefinite. Five years since I made the decision to become a […]

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What I Learned in College

Tweet My degree is a Bachelor’s in Political Science from the College of Charleston, currently framed and leaned against my closet door, gathering dust since 2010. I’m frequently asked why I got that degree and by some, why I wasted my parents’ money on a degree I wasn’t even going to use. I sometimes wonder […]

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27 Things to Do Before Turning 27

Tweet Today is my 26th birthday, thus ushering me into the age known as “late twenties.”¬†My 25th year was one of personal growth and physical fitness. I learned to accept my figure, but despite that lost weight and gained muscle after two a day workouts many days of the week. I ran my first half […]

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Interview with Student Travel Expert Andy Steves

TweetIn 2012, I had the pleasure of interviewing one of my travel idols, Rick Steves. Today I’m pleased to interview his son, Andy Steves, who has become a travel expert in his own right with his company Weekend Student Adventures. He organizes tours for study abroad students and travelers in Europe. What made you want […]

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