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Florida Fanatic: My Summer Plans for the Sunshine State thumbnail

Happy Thursday! This post is sponsored by AVIS
. “How did you end up here?” I can’t help it – it’s one of my favorite questions. When I talk to other travelers on the road, my insatiable curiosity kicks in and I always want to know how they picked this destination, what their itinerary is, and why they chose…

New Year, New Passport Stamps: My Travel Plans for 2017 thumbnail

Hello, 2017. You're a sight for sore eyes. You're also, so far, a bit of a mystery. Since I started this blog, I've never kicked off a year with less travel on my plate. In a way, it's thrilling -- anything can happen! -- and in another it's a little scary. Can I really let a…

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…

Surprise! I’m In The United Kingdom thumbnail

Surprise -- I'm in the land of union jacks and mandatory umbrellas! This trip has been in the works for a while now, but since it wasn't even a twinkle in my eye when I wrote about my expected travel plans for 2016, I never really got around to announcing it. After all, it's not like returning here was…

White Rice and Wild Adventures: Five Tips for Picky Eating Travelers thumbnail

Years ago, I confessed to being a painfully picky eater. More recently, I reflected on how years of travel had opened up not just my mind but also my palate, slowly transforming mealtimes into something I looked forward to rather than feared. Yet my biggest takeaway from sharing that journey is that I’m not and was…

How to Vote in the US Election From Abroad

Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country and this world. -- Sharon Salzberg . As an American grateful for all my country has given me and hopeful for its future, I look forward to casting my ballot in the 2016 presidential elections. Did you know The United States ranks 120th…

The Wanderland Guide to Travel Planning: Packing and Practicalities thumbnail

Welcome to my newest series, The Wanderland Guide to Travel Planning. This is the final post in a six-part series! Many thanks to Capital One for sponsoring this post. Part Six // Packing, Paperwork and Other Practicalities You're pretty much all set. Destination picked. Flight booked. Itinerary set, accommodation settled, and activities and entertainment planned. All that's left is to…

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