I Just Bought My First One-Way Ticket

I Just Bought My First One-Way Ticket

I've been in Ohio for eight days. Most of the time I've been sitting on the couch in my pajamas watching TV and playing with the dogs, but today I finally made a move towards my "what's next." After months and months of figuring out destinations, routes, and…
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It’s official: I’m leaving New York

It’s official: I’m leaving New York

It's been a while since I've posted on here. As you know, the past year has had me questioning the next step in my life—with my career, my travels, and Just Visiting. After some serious soul searching, drinking, and location scouting, I finally uncovered the…
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Love it or Hate it: Venice, Italy

Love it or Hate it: Venice, Italy

After leaving my short-lived life as a Londoner, I did a week-long ultra touristy trek through Italy, hitting up Rome, Venice, Pompeii, and the Amalfi Coast. Everyone assured me I would absolutely love the romantic old-world charm of Venice. But after three days of exploring…
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Galápagos Islands Travel Guide & Money Saving Tips

Galápagos Islands Travel Guide & Money Saving Tips

The Galápagos. A cluster of volcanic islands, teeming with rare, exotic wildlife, rising out of the Pacific Ocean some six-hundred miles off of mainland Ecuador. Sounds like an expensive trip, doesn't it? Sure, it can be. But it doesn't have to be. Don't get me…
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What’s Next After Making It In NYC?

What’s Next After Making It In NYC?

For the past twelve years I've been working towards one massive life goal— move to New York City, finish school, get a good job, and get my own apartment in Manhattan. Last September I finally achieved the last thing on that checklist. And ever since, I've been…
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WHAT TO EAT AND DRINK IN ISTANBUL

WHAT TO EAT AND DRINK IN ISTANBUL

The short answer? Everything. The downside to taking a last-minute weekend trip once I'd already splurged on a huge twelve-day trip in the same month, was that unfortunately I couldn't afford to eat everything. Nor did I have the time. And since my hotel offered…
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Biking Through NYC On The Five Boro Bike Tour

Biking Through NYC On The Five Boro Bike Tour

This afternoon I completed the Five Boro Bike Tour in NYC. This evening my Jell-o-like limbs are confined to the couch. The Five Boro Bike Tour is an annual cycling tour of NYC, and it's the largest recreational cycling event in the US. This year there were 32,000 riders, as they…
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Scuba Diving Round 2: Swimming with Hammerheads

Scuba Diving Round 2: Swimming with Hammerheads

I was really looking forward to doing a redemption dive in the Galapagos Islands—just one kickass dive to erase all the bad memories from Florida. But after reading online that the dive sites are best for advanced divers and known for their strong currents, not their water clarity,…
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Hiking Sierra Negra and Volcán Chico in the Galápagos

Hiking Sierra Negra and Volcán Chico in the Galápagos

While in the Galápagos I felt the urge to climb to the highest peaks and peer down into the very things that created the archipelago (probably because volcanoes are obviously some of the most impressive works of mother nature, ever). So my first day on…
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6 REASONS TO GO TO THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS NOW

6 REASONS TO GO TO THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS NOW

To say the Galapagos Islands were one of the most surreal, jaw-dropping places I've ever been to, leaving me with the urge to abandon everything I've ever loved for a simpler life, would be a massive understatement. The 19-island archipelago has a lot to offer…
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EVACUATING PUERTO AYORA FOR A TSUNAMI ALERT

EVACUATING PUERTO AYORA FOR A TSUNAMI ALERT

Mother Nature played a very cruel April Fool's joke on us down here in Puerto Ayora yesterday. The day started off great. I woke up early, went on a relaxing yacht ride to Bartolome (my new favorite place in the world by the way), took…
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THAT TIME WE KILLED AND ATE A PET BUNNY

THAT TIME WE KILLED AND ATE A PET BUNNY

“Just slit the throat, cut the anus, and let it all fall out." Not exactly the first words you want to hear after walking into a cabin full of strangers you’ll be locked up with in the woods for the next 48 hours. What the…
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MY FIRST TASTE OF TURKEY

MY FIRST TASTE OF TURKEY

The first couple days after returning from vacation are always a struggle—even more so when you know you’ll be jetting off to another exotic location the following week. From jet lag and slowly coaxing yourself out of vacation mode, to gauging your answer to the infamous…
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HOW TO NOT PISS OFF A NEW YORKER

HOW TO NOT PISS OFF A NEW YORKER

It's March. The temperature's finally above freezing (even if only for a couple of days), which means it's almost tourist season in New York. So if you're planning a trip while hoping to avoid "the angry New Yorker," you might want to brush up on…
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17 WAYS TO TRAVEL MORE WITH A FULL TIME JOB

17 WAYS TO TRAVEL MORE WITH A FULL TIME JOB

"You're so lucky." "Do you ever work?" "You must be rich." "How do you have so much time off work?" These are just a few of the questions I hear every time I jump on a plane, so please, allow me to answer. Yes, I'm fortunate…
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