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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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Travel Writing Round Up [April 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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Six Years of Caroline in the City

Tweet I must admit that my sixth anniversary of Caroline in the City completely passed me by. I didn’t realize until after I came home from a week in Louisiana. It seems like things just keep getting better for the blogs and my writing career and I hope this momentum continues. Highlights of my year […]

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Ask the Experts: Best Advice for Aspiring Travel Writers

Tweet As I reach five years of working part to almost full time as a freelance writer, I’m constantly asked how to get started in the industry. In all honesty, I’m never really sure what to answer, as it’s equal parts hard work and knowing the right people. So I’ve asked a few of my […]

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My Favorite Southeast Asian Meals

TweetYou can eat Thai food almost anywhere in the world, but it’s nothing like having the real deal. My experiences in Southeast Asia really blew me away in terms of what kind of cuisine I fell in love with. Some of my favorite eats of the year were dishes I wouldn’t have tried back home. […]

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My Favorite Australian Festivals and Holidays

Tweet I was lucky to have spent enough time in Australia that fell in line with the country’s best events. There was always something going on in Sydney, whether it was Sculptures by the Sea at Bondi Beach or the Rocks Aroamas Festival. Here are a few of my favorites that you should make a […]

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Travel Writing Round Up [March 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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Puerto Rico’s Most Unforgettable Experiences

TweetThis post brought to you by Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island. The content, photos and opinions expressed below are that of Caroline in the City. Puerto Rico wasn’t really on my radar in terms of places to travel, but last year my family wanted to fit in one last family vacation before we all got […]

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