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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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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 Some of you probably wonder if I’ll ever add different continents to my (ahem out of date) destinations list.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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Amazing Literary Festivals to Add to Your Bucket List

As someone who loves literary travel so much that I make it my life’s mission to visit significant places related to authors, I thought a post about bookish festivals was long overdue. Please keep in mind that I, uhhh, actually haven’t been to any of these festivals yet. I know, I know, I fail, haha. But never fear! There are a two […]

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Terrific Small European Towns for Solo Travelers

We’ve all heard of London, Paris, Rome, Munich, and Prague. All energetic cities that offer a wide variety of great sites, activities, restaurants, and accommodation. It’s no surprise that these destinations appear again and again on many solo travelers’ itineraries. Read r/travel or the Lonely Planet forums, and you’ll see what I mean. What about small towns, though? What can […]

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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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Beginners Guide: Helsinki Finland

p style=”text-align: center;”> I spent the last two days of my summer Scandinavian/Baltic adventure exploring Finland’s capital city: Helsinki. I’ll be honest (aren’t I always?). I was nervous adding Helsinki to my itinerary. I met a few travelers who didn’t like this city very much. Like, at all. Why? The most common complaints were Helsinki was “boring” […]

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