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Visiting The Cloisters in New York City

Tweet When most people plan their trips to New York City, they stay within the confines of downtown Manhattan. They might visit stops on Museum Row like the Guggenheim or Metropolitan Museum of Art, but taking the subway for over 100 blocks seems out of the question. But there are so many things to see […]

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Tips for Traveling Like a Road Warrior

Tweet It’s taken me many years, but I finally feel like I have a system for when I travel. Learned mostly through trial and error, my routine has become a well-oiled machine. I only started traveling for work, both my second job and press trips, in the last few years, which helped me learn how […]

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XShot Pro: A Must Have for GoPro Lovers

TweetMost of the time, I save my writing about gear for Her Packing List, a site I contribute to. But every now and then I like to focus on products I recommend to my fellow travelers. One such is the X-Shot Pro, a camera extender that is especially good for GoPro users like me. My […]

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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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Photo Friday: New York City, NY

Tweet When I decided not to continue with one of my jobs, I was afraid I wouldn’t get another chance to go to New York for a while. I talked about coming back every six months, but when it comes time to actually book flights, I wasn’t sure if I could manage. Thankfully, the opportunity […]

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Writing Goals for 2016

Tweet If you read my post from earlier this week, you know that I’ve finally taken the leap and quit my backup job in hopes of becoming a full time writer. And while it didn’t come at a time I expected, mainly when I felt secure with enough money, it was necessary. I have to […]

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Travel Writing Round Up [January 2016]

Tweet 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 […]

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Hotel Emma: The Sexiest Hotel in Texas

Tweet How many places in the world can you sleep in a former brewery? Visitors to San Antonio, Texas can do just that at the Hotel Emma, a new boutique property named for the matriarch of the Pearl Brewery. The entire grounds have become a mixed-use development for shops, restaurants and bars, as well as […]

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