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travel mishaps

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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dear twenty year old

Dear “Twenty Year Old” Rachel

Dear “Twenty Year Old” Rachel, Good morning, pretty lady!! It’s me. Me ten years later. I know, the Ghost of Christmas Future, except your birthday is in May, not December. Anyway, how are you? Let me guess. You’re probably hiding in your dorm room even though it’s a sunny May afternoon, one of those spectacular […]

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travel screw ups

My Hilarious Travel Screw Ups (And How to Avoid Them!)

You know what, I don’t want to sound arrogant, but I’m pretty damn cool. Despite struggling with anxiety on a regular basis, I still push myself to the furtherest limits. I, especially, like to stretch my mental boundaries when I arrive in a new exciting location. For example, I’ve paraglided off mountains in Slovenia. I’ve snorkeled in frigid waters […]

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43 tips for fearful flyers

4 Epic Times I’ve Faced My Fears Abroad (And Won)

Solo travel may be liberating, but it’s also a little scary! If you’ve read my literary characters post, then you already know I’m not a crazy adventurous person. My bed, Netflix subscription, and books appeal to me way more than running off mountainsides in Slovenia. I love to travel. Obviously. I also love to feel “safe.” My […]

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My Californian Spring Break

Anxious People Can Travel Too (And Here’s How!)

On September 17th, my parents and I visited my brother in Manhattan. Balmy winds and sunny skies promised a beautiful day in one of my favorite cities. New York rules my heart despite its scary prices and crowds. While my dad and brother attended a Mets Game, my mom and I embraced our “inner tourists” […]

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