Thailand Shmailand

Sometimes trips are long anticipated, awaiting years as they slowly climb up your bucket list. And sometimes, they just work out. So, when your roommate and her cousin are going to visit her brother and cousins a few short weeks after you graduate from 6 long years of college, you take the chance and go.…

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Take The Recommendations

Monday I began my literary podcast through Italy, starting at Lake Como and continuing to Venice on Tuesday, which leads us to today, Cinque Terre.  Rather.  I thought it did.  But I realized that I have another story to tell first.  The meat of Cinque Terre will have to wait until tomorrow. Where we stayed:…

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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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Ireland Part 1: A Trip of Firsts

Last week I blogged here about how to plan a trip if you aren’t a planner.  Back in March of 2015 I went to Ireland and Northern Ireland on a short notice trip.  It was a trip of a lot of firsts for me, including first airbnb stay, first left side driving experience, and first…

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The Bare Bones: How to Plan a Trip When You Aren’t a Planner

Everyone has their own style of travel ranging from planning spreadsheets to day-of flight bookings.  But there are a few ‘must haves’ that even the most spontaneous of us cannot avoid eventually. We need a who, a where, a when, and a what.  What you will do and eat and see can all be decided…

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