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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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How to Start a Travel Blog

Tweet I get asked a lot of questions about what it’s like to run a travel blog and how to go about starting one. You may have already read posts on other blogs like this, but it’s time to share how I started my blog, my mistakes you can avoid and why you should start […]

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What No One Tells You About the Travel Lifestyle

TweetPeople ask me about my job and what I do with my time. I try to explain, although usually don’t fully, that I work part of the year and travel the rest, especially since my writing allows me to be anywhere with WiFi. After graduating from college, I didn’t get the office job that many […]

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Scenes from Rural Louisiana

TweetI just returned from a whirlwind trip around Louisiana with a different location each night in a bus with 30 other writers. The pace of these trips is truly exhausting, so I try to limit them to one or two per year. The rest of the year, I prefer to create my own trips or […]

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Exploring San Francisco’s North Beach

Tweet Traveling for work gives me very little time to play, but the travel gods decided I needed more time in San Francisco. After I realized that I wouldn’t be going home that day, my boss kindly booked me a room for the night in Union Square. I hauled my bags back onto BART and repeated […]

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