Category Archives: Travel Narratives

My travel narratives from around the world.

Livraria Lello Bookstore or Porto’s Ultimate Literary Gem

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Updated: 10 November 2022 Porto is, without a doubt, a literary destination. As someone who graduated with a MA in English Literature, I am a huge nerd when it comes to destinations that have a deep bookish history. So, when I traveled solo to Porto, one of my major goals was to see the famous […]

Solo Travel Lake Geneva: The Ultimate Guide to Switzerland’s Most Iconic Lake

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Lake Geneva is an absolute paradise that captures the imagination of travelers everywhere. As an English literature buff, I’ve always wanted to escape to Lake Geneva, because the lush mountains and deep waters reminded me of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, a horror novel in which most of the action takes place in Switzerland.  Lake Geneva exceeded all of […]

Heart Broken Stories: How NYC Emotionally Healed Me

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First a disclaimer. Initially, I was completely torn about writing this article on heart broken stories and breakup recovery. I waffled about it all week. I would write a paragraph, shake my head, and close the draft. Then I’d open it again. Argh. As you already know, I don’t make too many references to my […]

Personal Essay: Why I Love Traveling So Much

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It’s obvious to everyone who meets me that I love traveling. The idea of travel, packing my bags and disappearing to someplace new, lives inside the brain allllll the time. For example, whenever I meet someone for the first time or even encounter an old friend, I instantly want to talk about my upcoming trips, […]

On Summer Vacation, the Jersey Shore, and Self-Love

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Yaaaaay, school’s out for summer and it’s time for a shiny life update! Summer is a season that’s often packed to the brim with exciting travel plans, but as for me, I’m rediscovering lots of self-love on my summer vacation. Awwwww. Or at least I’m championing self-love as my personal mission, aha. I don’t know […]