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 [...]

2706, 2017
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No Wonder They Chopped Your Head Off

By |June 27th, 2017|France, Paris|

So it’s 1789, and you’re King Louis XVI of France. Up to this point, everything has been going pretty well for you: You have a hot Austrian wife who loves [...]

2306, 2017
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A Typical Sunday in Berlin for Me, a Guy Who Loves to Club

By |June 23rd, 2017|Berlin, Culture, Germany, Nightlife|

It's 3pm on a Sunday, and while the rest of Berlin is going to bed after a long, hard day of being a cog in a system, I'm just waking [...]

2006, 2017
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Keep Calm and Carry On—London in Real Time

By |June 20th, 2017|Culture, England, London|

On June 3, I loaded on to a bus with 30 other bright-eyed tourists and traveled around London seeing the filming locations for the Harry Potter films. One of those [...]

1906, 2017
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I Tried Iceland’s Infamous Rotten Shark

By |June 19th, 2017|Culture, Food, Iceland|

Full disclosure: I like eating weird food. It’s one of my favorite things about traveling. I’ve tried chicken feet in China (delicious), haggis in Scotland (somewhat less delicious), and pig [...]

1506, 2017
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Getting Lost in London

By |June 15th, 2017|Culture, England, London, Transportation|

Who would win: a directionally-challenged girl with no data plan, a fraught history with maps, and a shaky understanding of the concept of “north,” or the entire city of London?  [...]