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Edinburgh is a Literature Lover’s Paradise

Edinburgh’s Literary Sites are Everywhere. Scotland’s well known city is not only one of the most popular destinations for visitors, but it’s a UNESCO City of Literature. A book lover’s dream come true. I mean, this is the city that hosts a freakin’ book festival every single August! Amazing, huh? If you love literary travel, […]

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My Canceled Train (or Why Travel Mishaps Aren’t So Bad)

Remember when I wrote about my hilarious travel screw ups? Brightly colored Instagram photos at luxury resorts (usually with a skinny hot girl posing with a coconut drink on a beach) don’t reflect the reality of travel. Travel is messy. Mistakes happen especially in unfamiliar cities and cultures. Luckily I always laugh at myself. My mistakes create […]

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Beginners Guide: Vilnius Lithuania

Whoa, sounds cool. Where is that?  Honestly, I didn’t know much about Vilnius prior to my own visit either. As someone who’s obsessed with travel, especially to Europe, I had already heard wonderful stories about Riga and Tallinn from other people. The Baltics called my name for weeks, enticing me, until I finally caved and […]

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GREAT NEWS: I’m Returning to SCOTLAND

I’M RETURNING TO SCOTLAND THIS SUMMER!!! Sorry for the bold capital letters and abuse of exclamation marks, but this is major, major, amazing, travel news! You probably already saw details about my summer trip splattered all over my social media channels, but I just had to write a spontaneous post, too. Editorial calendars, be damned. Scotland’s […]

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the orkney islands are awesome

7 Reasons I Love Traveling to Europe Alone

If you’ve read my “Destinations” page, you can tell I love traveling to Europe alone a lot. Some of you probably wonder if I’ll ever add different continents to my (ahem out of date) destinations list. I will, I promise. New Zealand has beckoned for ages. So has Peru. And Japan. However, I ADORE Europe – especially for solo […]

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