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Best Free and Cheap Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur

Tweet Like much of Southeast Asia, Malaysia is a very inexpensive country for travelers. The capital city of Kuala Lumpur is a hub for most people visiting the country. You can stay in a guesthouse for under $10 USD per night and eat for even less. Tourist attractions can range in price, but are generally […]

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Travel Writing Round Up [November 2014]

Tweet If you saw the last few editions of Travel Writing Round Up, welcome back! A lot are repeats from last month, but new posts are denoted with stars. I have checked all the links to ensure that they are still valid, but please let me know if I have missed one. Feel free to shoot me […]

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Treating Myself at the Westin Buckhead

Tweet The familiar skyline of Buckhead greeted me from the window of my room at the Westin Buckhead Hotel. I was doing a “staycation” of sorts, spending a night at the hotel between two days working downtown, in order to learn more about the major renovations it had undergone recently. I’ve lived in Atlanta for […]

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Career Advice from a #GIRLBOSS

Tweet I am the most recent reader of #GIRLBOSS by NastyGal founder Sophia Amoruso. Many people recommended it and my sister let me borrow her copy. The book has been making waves for its advice for females in their careers. I’m lucky that I haven’t been placed at a disadvantage in my career for being […]

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Travel Writing Round Up [October 2014]

Tweet If you saw the last few editions of Travel Writing Round Up, welcome back! A lot are repeats from last month, but new posts are denoted with stars. I have checked all the links to ensure that they are still valid, but please let me know if I have missed one. Feel free to shoot me […]

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Video: The Australasian Adventure

Tweet The three months my sister and I spent in Australia, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam are ones I’ll never forget. The food was unlike anything I’d ever tasted and the people were so friendly. I also got to meet some new friends, catch up with old ones and give back to the wildlife. Here is […]

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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 Brands I Love

TweetI don’t usually blog about blogging or about money, but part of running a travel blog is recommending products and companies to readers. I don’t have much advertising, apart from a few banner ads, and there are a handful of companies I regularly work with and would advocate to my readers. I think very carefully […]

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How to Thrive as a Freelance Writer

TweetI’ve been working as a freelance writer for the last five years, albeit not yet full time. What I’ve learned is that writing is, in the words of Lean In, not a ladder, but a jungle gym. There’s no direct path to where you want to be, no perfect job or internship that opens doors. You […]

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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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