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1108, 2017
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No One Told Me Riverdance Would Be This Tense

By |August 11th, 2017|Culture, Ireland|

When I decided to go see Riverdance in Dublin on something of a whim, I thought I could expect a show full of dazzling costumes, souring music, and killer dance [...]

908, 2017
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The Quest to Become a Galway Girl

By |August 9th, 2017|Culture, Ireland|

As I walked down Galway’s main drag early one morning, I noticed that people—mostly teenagers, but a few adults—were lining the street in folding chairs and sleeping bags. I assumed [...]

408, 2017
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A Memorialized Folly—In Maybe All The Wrong Ways

By |August 4th, 2017|Culture, Ireland|

Some cities—your Londons and Parises of the world—have so many things to see and do that they don’t even have to try to attract visitors. Other smaller cities seriously amp [...]

108, 2017
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Ambiguous Cards with Significant Meaning

By |August 1st, 2017|Culture, England|

His name was Seth, which either meant that he didn’t care enough about his job to adopt a flashy moniker or he didn’t need one. Other than the name, however, [...]

2507, 2017
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Florence’s Flamboyance vs. Milan’s Mellow

By |July 25th, 2017|Culture, Florence, Italy, Milan|

Now that I’ve finished exploring two of the three major cities of my Northern Italian walkabout, I can say that I definitely preferred Milan to Florence. Both cities have plenty [...]

2107, 2017
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My Thirty Minutes as Lizzie McGuire

By |July 21st, 2017|Culture, Italy, Rome, Transportation|

Traveling is often a weird negotiation between expectation and reality—expectations can easily lead to disappointment, especially if they're shaped by movies. This is particularly true of Rome, whose monuments have [...]

1707, 2017
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Navigating the Glass-Covered Streets of Hamburg During the 2017 G20 Summit: A Tribute to a Battered City’s Unwavering Perseverance

By |July 17th, 2017|Culture, Germany, Hamburg|

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this piece are the author’s alone and do not reflect the view of Let’s Go Publications, Inc. I arrived in Hamburg, Germany with a sinking [...]

1407, 2017
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I Watched People Get Trampled by Bulls and Remembered I Live in a Bubble

By |July 14th, 2017|Culture, Pamplona, Spain|

A feeling hangs in the air that isn’t quite excitement, but not dread either. More a mutual anticipation mixed with the unbelievable chaos of a moment unlike any other. Saying [...]

1207, 2017
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Oh, the People You’ll Meet: Malaga’s Cat Man (Read: why talking to old people is the best idea when traveling)

By |July 12th, 2017|Culture, Malaga, Outdoors, Spain|

One of my favorite things to do while traveling is talking to strangers. This sounds bad because ever since I could walk, my parents drilled it into my head that [...]

1007, 2017
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How Solo Travel Transformed Me—And Then Squirrels Ruined It

By |July 10th, 2017|Culture, Washington D.C.|

I used to be convinced that squirrels were evil and plotting to take over the world. Or at least, there used to be a running joke in my family that [...]

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