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The Wanderland Guide to a Guilt-Free Black Friday thumbnail

Note: This post contains affiliate links, which earn me a small commission on products and services I love, at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting Alex in Wanderland! Okay, I admit it — I’ve never been a big Black Friday shopper. Malls drain me, crowds of shoppers overwhelm me, and I feel like… Read more

The Last Minute Wanderland Gift Guide For Travelers thumbnail

Good morning, fellow procrastinators! Did you wake up this morning and brace yourself to finish all your shopping over this final weekend before Christmas? Fear not — you can do so without so much as leaving the house. While I admit to starting my stockpile of gifts sometime in August, I always find that I put… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more