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Photo Essay: Plitvice Lakes National Park

Croatia is hot right now. This country, situated on the Adriatic Coast, is a premier tourist destination for travelers seeking parties, sunshine, beaches, and old world charm. On my Central European Summer Trip, I briefly – too briefly – stopped in Croatia and didn’t spend any time on the famous islands such as Hvar or southern coastal […]

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Reasons To Create A Travel Blog

Great First Time Destinations for Anxious Travelers

Unsurprising fact of the post: I’m not a very brave person. A lot of people, specifically family and friends, disagree with me. After all, I ran off a mountain to face my fear of flying and managed to stay positive in face of uncertainty. Plus traveling solo, especially as a *gasp* woman, requires an ounce or two of courage, […]

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How Scotland Changed Me

Top Reasons To Create A Travel Blog

I was a nerdy teenager. No, I’m not claiming my nerdiness was “cool” or “hip” or “trendy;” I’m merely stating the unadulterated truth. While other kids planned epic Sweet Sixteen parties in nightclubs and went on expensive dates near the beach, I read and obsessed over Harry Potter fan theories online and attended after school choir […]

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Mistake

My #1 Travel Blog Mistake

Soooooo. You lovely readers noticed radio silence on my blog, huh? Since you all adore me, I bet you wondered why – after such a strong start – my posts suddenly vanished in a puff of e-smoke. What happened to Blond Wayfarer? you thought to yourself, sad eyes gazing at your computer. She was hilarious and cute. […]

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The Berlin Cathedral and TV Tower, side by side.

Melting In Berlin

Marx and Engles are not pleased with this heatwave. Hello from Berlin! Right now, it’s approximately 10 pm. and 88 degrees (31 C). Earlier today, temperatures soared to 100 degrees (38 C). YES, 100 DEGREES IN BERLIN GERMANY. Seriously, I was half-tempted to return to the airport and ask if I had mistakenly landed in […]

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