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The Nostalgic End of an Era

The end of an era.  The end of college, my relationship, and AMC’s show Mad Men (Donald Draper, you will be missed).  The phrase the end of an era has ironically come up quite a few times in the past week, all said by different people, for different reasons. The end of something can usually be painful, while […]

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How to Collect Cheap and Free Souvenirs

I’m only $10. I’m cheap compared to all the others. Look at them, sitting there up high on their shelf that rises above all the others, flaunting their expensive price tag, waiting to be displayed on someone else’s marble shelf.  Don’t worry, I’m not like them, I’m inexpensive and I’m better quality than all the […]

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Kruger National Park, South Africa

The low rumble from the lion’s mating call vibrated my seat. I couldn’t see him; I could only feel his grumble and it sent chills down my spine.  The guide who was driving us in the open vehicle pulled a sharp left, stopping only a few feet away from the male lion. He shone his […]

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10 Non-Touristy Things to do in Copenhagen (Part II)

This post is a sequel to my original post, 10 Non-Touristy Things to do in Copenhagen. Here are ten more non-touristy things to do. By the time you’re done seeing all of these places, people may start mistaking you for a Dane (but first, you have to master the art of biking).  1. Visit BaNanna Park There […]

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Ten Ways to be an Awesome Hostel Dorm Mate

“That was SO funny, I can’t believe she said that, like, what was she thinking?!” I woke up in a startle in the middle of this drunken story telling between two of my hostel mates. “I know, I was so surprised!” Said the other one. I wanted to throw my shoe at them. I rolled over, my […]

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A Guide to Panama City, Panama

Panama City has everything from a beautiful, twinkling skyline, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, hiking, and an exciting nightlife. There are rooftop bars and restaurants, parks, and all these with amazing views of the water.  Panama alone can be expensive: take a look at my guide for help budgeting your trip to Panama. There are plenty of […]

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How to Sleep in an Airport

The blaring lights burned my retinas, making me feel like I was at a hospital. I shivered, digging my hands into my armpits for warmth. My teeth chattered softly against one another as if in constant conversation. I brought my knees towards my chest, hoping that it would do something to make me warmer. The […]

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The 20 Types of People You’ll Meet at a Hostel

The soft chatter combines with the clinking of beer bottles, creating a soothing atmosphere. All of the different accents intertwine with one another, creating a melody unlike anything ever heard in your hometown. Everyone has a different story, comes from a different country, and has a unique reason why they’ve ended up in the same place […]

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Panama: Budget, Costs, and Expenses

“I can totally budget myself in Panama on $35 a day,” said naive Monica. “I can probably keep it at around $40 a day,” said more experienced Monica. “Well, $55 a day isn’t too bad… I did want to see the country…” said Monica on the plane ride home. I knew Central America had a […]

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11 Fun Ways to Get a Workout in While Traveling

Does the thought of getting out of bed, running five miles, and getting a gym membership make you quiver? Do you want to burn those calories, but have no desire to shake that booty unless it’s 3 am at a dance club? Although dancing seems like it will negate all of those beers, sadly, this […]

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