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Stylish and Budget-Friendly Hotel Stays with Yonderbound

Tweet 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 […]

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Travel Product I Love: Speakeasy Travel Scarves

Tweet I love writing about travel products, especially between this blog and my work on Her Packing List. So when my friend Brooke sent me a Speakeasy Travel Scarf as a Christmas present, I was thrilled. My friends Beth and Randy (you may know their blog, Beers and Beans) started the company, inspired by travel […]

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Can You Travel the World on $50 Per Day?

Tweet Can you travel the world on $50 per day? This is the question asked by the book How to Travel the World on $50 A Day by Matt Kepnes, now in its second edition. Travel blogger Nomadic Matt has talked about budget travel and the easiest way to see the world on a shoestring for […]

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Caroline’s Favorite Things 2014

Tweet After the great success of last year’s post and giveaway, it’s that time again: Caroline’s Favorite Things 2014! While I still use and love the products I featured for 2013, I’ve come up with even more brand new things to get for the traveler in your life or for yourself. And again, there’s something […]

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Travel Product I Love: Timbuk2 Aviator Backpack

Tweet I’ve had two backpacks that I’ve loved, my Kelty Arch 65L and my Osprey Sirrus 35L, but I’ve slowly worked my way down to even smaller bags. Back in February, Timbuk2 sent me one of their Aviator travel bags to test drive on Her Packing List. I knew the brand for their hip cycling […]

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Travel Product I Love: Beats by Dr. Dre Wireless Headphones

Tweet I’m not someone who really invests in high-quality electronics often, but when I do, I make sure they last a long time, like in the cases of my Canon T1i Rebel DSLR camera and my MacBook Pro.  So when I was offered a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones to test out, I […]

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Travel Product I Love: Tieks Ballet Flats

Tweet I just received my first pair of Tieks, stunning leather ballet flats that fold up and are ideal for travel. The brand is very clever on social media (check out their Instagram if you don’t believe me) and has become a favorite of celebrities like Oprah, brides, and most recently, bloggers. I first heard […]

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Sleeping in a Cave in Cappadocia

Tweet Would you believe me if I told you this wasn’t my first time?  There have been caves before, Coober Pedy in Australia, and caves since, last week in Tennessee, but none quite measured up to where I stayed in Cappadocia. In the land of fairy chimneys and Mars-esque landscapes, I found myself staying at […]

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The Best of Turkish Hostels

Tweet I pride myself on being a budget traveler who is most comfortable in hostels. I can discern what makes a great hostel and what doesn’t. And lucky for me, I only experienced the best Turkish hostels. I can’t complain about a single place I stayed, which is truly unique. Remember what I said about how lovely […]

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Travel Product I Love: PurifiCup

Tweet via PurifiCup In my travels I’ve rarely found it a problem to find clean drinking water. I drank the water in places like Croatia and Thailand but what inevitably got me sick was the water in Australia. If only I had a water purifier back then to get rid of bacteria in water. So […]

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