Now This is What I Call Travel! How to Survive Riding on Top of a Bus in the Philippines

Throughout October I am featuring Memory Monday. A throwback to past travel posts. No. 2 features my summer vacation trip to Palawan in the Philippines. Although our final destination ended up being quite different than what we expected, the overall trip was a success. The Philippines offers incredible beauty, friendly people, and some delicious food. […]

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A Football Weekend in Manchester

The beautiful thing about backpacking in Europe is the sheer proximity of countries and emblematic cities. All within a bus, train or plane ride – and with some creative planning – the opportunities to cost effectively travel those distances. One constant reminder that has always been in my mind since studying abroad in Spain in […]

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Reflecting on My First Trip to Paris

Paris. A city synonymous with romance, cabarets and strolls along the Seine. The Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre Dame. Michelin-starred restaurants, oenophiles and haute cuisine. Unlike my weak poetic structure, these landmarks and iconic bits of French culture have been influencing the world for centuries. Real life adventures and romanticized versions of this fashion, food and […]

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