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Author Archive | Rachel Elizabeth

Central Europe Holiday

Central European Summer of 2015

A 7ish Week Journey In Central Europe Extra, extra! Read all about it! I’m traveling through Central Europe this summer with Busabout! Sponsor-free, of course. I’m super stoked for this adventure. 7 weeks is the longest I’ve traveled overseas (I hear you laughing, seasoned wayfarers, stopit!), and I’m positively jumping out of my skin to embark on […]

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Lisbon

Lovely Lisbon

Many travel bloggers rave about Lisbon. Portugal’s capital is packed with Old World Charm. In my humble experience, this amazing city is a traveler’s playground consisting of unique neighborhoods (like Graça, Alfama, Belem, etc), UNESCO World Heritage Sites, delicious and addictive pastries, friendly people, and the best hostels in the world. Since I’m a teacher, I […]

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Yeats Memorial

6 Inspiring Quotes From Great Writers

  I’m a gigantic book nerd. If you’re here, you already know literature, right behind travel, is one of my major obsessions. (And if you had no idea about me being a “litnerd” of epic proportions, then you need to read biography immediately! Go, go, go!) Despite describing myself as a travel blogger, I scatter literary references throughout my posts, because a) I love […]

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Oscar Wilde

My Failure To Kiss Oscar Wilde

Lovin’ Oscar Wilde I’ve admired Oscar Wilde since I was sixteen years old. Not to reveal my age, but that’s a crush lasting more than 10 years (yikes). I first read The Picture of Dorian Grey in a lame attempt to feel intellectually superior to my classmates. … I know, I know, I know. Teens are ridiculous, huh? I […]

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Travel Makes Your Life Worse

5 Ways Travel Makes Your Life Worse

WHAT?! I know, I know. You’re shooting me death glares from Chiang Mai, Berlin, Cuzco, Sydney, wherever you’re located right now. I’m sorry. Hear me out, though, before you revoke my travel blogger card. Travel is our passion. Believe me, I know. Travel changes us! We are now citizens of the world! We’ve jumped off planes, […]

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Literary Porto Books

The Ultimate Literary Gem In Porto

In many ways, I’m a walking cliche of an ex-literature student. For example, bookstores fascinate me. If the opportunity presented itself, all lit. nerds would reside in an adorable and independent bookshop, especially if they didn’t get busted for illegal loitering, and I am no exception to the rule. As I’ve mentioned in my overview of Porto, I didn’t research […]

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Overview of Porto

Porto: Portugal’s Second City

As I walked out of the Campanhã station, still groggy from the 2 and a half hour train from Lisbon, it hit me that I didn’t know much about Porto. I researched Lisbon. Watched videos about Lisbon. Talked to other travelers about Lisbon. But as for Porto? I knew less than nothing. Well, I knew it was […]

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