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Why You Should Travel to Red States

I’ve had this post formulated in my head for some time, especially since November, but a necessary prologue has been added. One question I field as a Southerner and expert on the region to people traveling here is about racism. I’d usually answer that there are some “bad apples,” like anywhere, but for the most […]

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Writing Goals 2017

Writing Goals for 2018

This year was crazy. I WROTE A DAMN BOOK. More on that soon. I also started looking at my career differently. I don’t have to take every single job that comes along, even though sometimes I feel like I do. You have to ask yourself why you are pitching or writing a story. Does it […]

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Travel Writing Round Up [January 2018]

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. I’ve set up a Patreon […]

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Behind the Curtain: January 2018

I’ve come to look forward to these monthly posts about what I’m into beyond travel because there’s so much more to my life than where I go, despite the fact that it’s something I love. It’s funny how many people respond with their obsessions or agree with mine! As with last month, I’m sharing the […]

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What I Read in 2017

I actually completed the number of books in my Goodreads Reading Challenge for the first time ever. I think the PopSugar one is too ambitious for me, but is a nice way of trying new genres. This year I read a whole lot of memoirs, mostly because I’m working on, and books purchased for cheap […]

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Caroline in the City Guide to Chicago

Don’t call it Chi-town or the Second City. Chicago, Illinois is the first in many things and rivals fellow American cities in terms of its cultural offerings and restaurants. Once home to Native American tribes and fur traders, the city’s turning point was the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. It took place in the wake of […]

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My Favorite Eats of 2017

It’s the most delicious time of the year! I love looking back at the last 12 months to see what all deliciousness I was able to consume. This has become a regular feature here (see 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016). Tacos at La Esquina, Guatemala City, Guatemala I had a lot of delicious stuff in Guatemala, but one of my […]

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Deadwood, South Dakota: The Real Westworld

I had recently finished binge-ing on HBO’s Westworld on the flight home from Israel when it came time to plan my trip through Wyoming and South Dakota. There was so much to see in the Black Hills, but every single brochure mentioned Deadwood. My only association with the town was the television show of the […]

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Avoiding Fast Fashion

I mostly write about travel, but I also think it’s important to talk about responsible elements of everyday life. In my travels, I’ve seen landfills that covered the sides of mountains, constantly smoldering from fires meant to destroy them, but they remain for years without biodegrading. I feel like Instagram has only worsened this problem, […]

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