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What To Wear on Travel Days: My Encircled Obsession thumbnail

I’m literally typing this from the airport, where I’m dressed head to toe in a new travel brand I’m obsessed with called Encircled. I used to joke to my friends that there was a reason I wasn’t a fashion blogger and it started with swea- and ended with -tpants. I rarely discuss style on Alex in Wanderland, and…

Planning a Trip with the Pinterest of Iceland: A Review of Travelade thumbnail

This post was brought to you by Travelade. “Hey friends! Heading to Helsinki and can’t wait to hear your tips on where to eat, stay and play…” How often do you see posts like this on your Facebook feed? Maybe my friends are particularly travel-obsessed, but I see them all the time. In fact, I post…

Beating The Post-Travel Blues with Skillshare thumbnail

This post was written by me and brought to you by Skillshare. “Beating the post-travel blues.” It’s a popular topic for travel blogs, though I’ve never covered it here in Wanderland. Why not? Well, for one thing, I haven’t stopped traveling. While I may retreat to different bases throughout the year, I’m still very much on the…

Two Flights for Two: A Review of the Square Cash App thumbnail

As much as I love my solo travels, there’s nothing like a girlfriend getaway weekend, a big family trip, or a college buddy reunion to leave me looking like the heart-eyed emoji about travel again. The only aspect that tends to leave me frowning? Settling the bill! As the perpetual organizer of these kinds of outings…

Car Rentals for Introverts: A Review of the Avis Now App thumbnail

Picture this: Your plane lands. You collect your baggage and walk bleary-eyed to the car rental counter, groaning as you see the line that snakes around the corner. When you finally make it to the front, you make dreaded small talk with the counter agent while they tap away on a keyboard until, finally, you have…

The Wanderland Essential Holiday Travel Apps thumbnail

This post was brought to you by Avis. As always, all ideas and opinions are my own. I’m not embarrassed to admit I consider my iPhone as essential a travel necessity as my passport. Which is kind of entertaining considering I was one of the last people on earth to release their iron-clad grip on the Blackberry…

Taking Care of My 3.57lb Best Friend: Tips for Traveling with Your Laptop thumbnail

It’s the Gail to my Oprah, the Will to my Grace, the red wine to my Olivia Pope: my laptop is my constant companion. Because I’m earning a living on the go, taking my computer along is non-negotiable. But today, I meet tons of travelers who travel with a laptop out of choice. After all, if…

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