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Happy independence day, America! They say it takes leaving home to appreciate the beauty of your own backyard, and in my evolution as a traveler, I’ve found that to be true. There was a time when not a single one of the fifty states seemed adventurous enough to quench my thirst for all things exotic, but…

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Note: Whoops, looks like I lied when I said I’d soon be caught up on posting roundups. But we are almost there, I swear! Sorry for any confusion my lazy posting has caused! . Month 44 found me back on the go after a nice stretch at home for the holidays. I eased back into life…

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Guess what? I’m speaking at TravelCon 2020 in New Orleans! Use SPEAKER50 to get $50 off. My time in New Orleans was up, and it was time to fly away from what was quickly becoming one of my favorite world cities. But first, it was time to fly over it. The weather was somewhat moody throughout…

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Guess what? I’m speaking at TravelCon 2020 in New Orleans! Use SPEAKER50 to get $50 off. I consider New Year’s Eve to be a pretty take-it-or-leave-it holiday, but in the last few years my December 31st game has been tight. In fact, I really didn’t think anything could top the fiery celebrations of the previous year…

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Guess what? I’m speaking at TravelCon 2020 in New Orleans! Use SPEAKER50 to get $50 off. My first trip to New Orleans was for Mardi Gras, a move that many locals recommend avoiding. But I have no regrets — it was an amazing experience. In fact, when I returned for my second trip, I was feeling…

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Guess what? I’m speaking at TravelCon 2020 in New Orleans! Use SPEAKER50 to get $50 off. “So…. you walked the Garden District?” They gestured in the affirmative. “Took a swamp tour?” Another nod. “Hmm,” my sister sussed. “Well, I think you’ve covered it then!” She raised her glass in a cheers. Now, we assured the other…

New Orleans

New Year’s Eve in New Orleans. What a way to kick off 2015, and to launch my next four months out of a backpack! I’m struggling to describe how perfect the week was, thanks in part to the fabulous company — my sister and her friends and boyfriend as well as my own wonderful best friend Zoe…

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