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Two Years of Expat Life, Three Lessons Learned

Two Years of Expat Life, Three Lessons Learned

Today is my two year anniversary of getting on a plane and flying over Canada to Tokyo, where I’d spend a brief, adrenaline-pumped fourteen hours before continuing on to Singapore. It was the start of my expat life, a life…

How to Get to the Tunnel of Love in Ukraine

How to Get to the Tunnel of Love in Ukraine

You’ve seen the pictures. A lush tree canopy over a train track, stillness and peace radiating from your computer screen. A leafy tunnel that looks like it leads to Narnia or Titania and Oberon’s realm or at the very least escape…

10 Examples of What Solo Female Travel is REALLY Like

10 Examples of What Solo Female Travel is REALLY Like

It would be nice to think that, here in the 21st century, solo female travel wouldn’t be that much different than solo male travel. It would be nice. But ignoring the differences between male and female solo travel is just dumb.…

17 Alternative European City Breaks

17 Alternative European City Breaks

It started when I was fifteen. My aunt and I were embarking on a tour of Spain, two weeks of glorious sunshine to meander our way from Madrid, down along the Costa del Sol, up to Barcelona (because even when…

I May Be Too Old to Stay in Hostels (And Some Hostels I Love)

I May Be Too Old to Stay in Hostels (And Some Hostels I Love)

Hostels are great. There are a lot of reasons why I’ve chosen to stay in hostels over the years. They’re usually run by locals, brimming with energy, a great place to make travel-loving friends. I love hostels. I’m also totally…