Vienna In 24 Hours

If I had to use one word to describe Vienna it would be: Classy.  Vienna was once the capitol of both the Austrian Empire and the Holy Roman Empire, in their times, and home to its royals.  It has a few palaces spread across town, uplifting the general style of architecture to demonstrate the true…

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Trains and Planes and Cars

Some days, traveling can be like riding through the song, “Hey There Delilah” by the Plain White Ts, especially the lines, “A thousand miles seems pretty far, but they’ve got planes and trains and cars. I’d walk to you if I had no other way.”  When I lived in New York I used to count…

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The Golden Coast

My week in California last fall was basically three things: 1. The weekend near Lake Tahoe.   I went to visit my friend Shannon so I don’t have any great ‘stay here’ tips.  But I can say, hike!  From what I can tell (which may be heavily influenced by Shannon and her hobbies) the mountains of…

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The Girl With The Lists

Yeah, that’s me.  I’m a list maker. I haven’t gone so far as to buy one of those ‘list journals,’ but as you can probably tell by now, I’m a big fan of putting my thoughts in numerical order.  Today is no exception. I was asked by a reader this week to give a summary…

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Vietnam: A Travel Narrative

In the summer of 2014 I planned a 5 week trip to Southeast Asia with my roommate and her cousin.  At this point in my life I had been to a whopping 2 countries and was celebrating my biggest life accomplishment to date: completing grad school two months prior.  So, needless to say, Asia was…

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