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Where I’ve Been Lately

Tweet A friend texted me the other day to say, “Is Caroline in the City on vacation? I haven’t seen any posts lately.” Busted. Yes, I’ve let this blog fall by the wayside in recent months. I seem to have more content than I know what to do with on This Is My South, but […]

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Adventures in Eating Overseas

TweetJudging by some Instagram accounts, you’d think the world is full of delicious things and travelers always eat well. I’m here to set the record straight and say that is not true. Not only have I had food poisoning overseas, but I’ve ordered things without having a clue what they were. Sometimes I’ve been glad I […]

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Travel Writing Round Up [June 2015]

TweetOver 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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Travel As Your Best Self

TweetOn a recent wellness travel trip, I had a discussion with fellow writers and competitive runners about your “non-negotiables” of traveling for races, or the things you have to do every single day to be at your best. For them, it was doing a practice run of the course beforehand. For travel, it could be […]

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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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Travel Writing Round Up [May 2015]

TweetOver 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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My Favorite Snacks for Travel

Tweet  We’ve all experienced the feeling. Our eyes get a little blurry, our stomach grumbles loud enough for passersby to hear and we become irrationally angry. It’s known as “hangry” and it’s a condition I suffer from. I fret about finding my way in a new city and worry if I will ever find somewhere […]

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Video: Malaysia Wrap Up

Tweet 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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