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?  [...]

1306, 2017
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I Couldn’t Put My Contacts in Until I Couldn’t Speak the Language

By |June 13th, 2017|Culture, Portugal, Transportation|

Like riding a bicycle, or learning a language, putting in contacts is something you can learn at a young age and—once you learn it—you’ll never forget. It’s the kind of [...]

706, 2017
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Showering (read: Attempting to Cleanse Yourself Using a Single Extremity) in Rural Hungary

By |June 7th, 2017|Gyor, Hostels, Hungary, Tihany|

More often than not, when traveling in Hungary, you will be using shower hoses, not mounted shower heads. This is a design choice I simply cannot wrap my head around. [...]

506, 2017
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Caroline Before Chanel: How I Almost Destroyed a $2,100 Dress

By |June 5th, 2017|California, Culture, Shopping|

The Devil Wears Prada, but I scavenge from the clearance rack of Marshall’s. Look, sometimes I’ll splurge on a sweater that won’t get destroyed with one rinse cycle. I’m not [...]

3105, 2017
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Down the Rabbit Hole of Zagreb

By |May 31st, 2017|Croatia, Culture, Museums|

In case you ever wondered what lies between communism and capitalism, rest assured there is indeed a definitive answer: a three story slide. And while in Zagreb, I slid down [...]

3005, 2017
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A Journey to the Crotch of Lake Como

By |May 30th, 2017|Culture, Food, Italy, Transportation|

I took a train from Milan to Como, and then a ferry across Lake Como to the small town of Bellagio. Located on what some people have called “The Crotch [...]

3009, 2016
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I Killed a Chicken with My Own Two Hands, Pt. 2

By |September 30th, 2016|Beach, Culture, Food, Vietnam|

The girl led me to a hacked up wooden block lying in the dirt, handed me a dull machete, looked me in the eyes, and made a karate [...]

2909, 2016
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Belgians vs. Buffon

By |September 29th, 2016|Belgium, Culture, Italy, Nightlife, Sports|

Disclaimer: if you are Belgian, stop now. I apologize to your people. Watching the Euro Cup in Italy is like watching the Super Bowl in the United States, [...]