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Why Skyline Drive is My Favorite American Highway
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Why Skyline Drive is My Favorite American Highway

Skyline Drive is a stunning section of Shenandoah National Park in the middle of Virginia, easily accessible for those driving from Charlottesville to Washington, DC. The drive overlooks the Blue Ridge Mountains and stretches for a little over a hundred miles. This length makes it a short enough to enjoy in […]

Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue
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Visiting Budapest’s UNESCO World Heritage Site

“Budapest is a prime site for dreams: the East’s exuberant vision of the West, the West’s uneasy hallucination of the East. It is a dreamed-up city; a city almost completely faked; a city invented out of other cities, out of Paris by way of Vienna — the imitation, as Claudio […]

UNESCO World Heritage Site #37: Rila Monastery (Bulgaria)
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How to Visit Rila Monastery from Sofia

“[W]hen I came into this wilderness of Rila, I found no man over here, but only wild animals and impenetrable thickets. I settled alone in it among the wild animals, without food nor shelter, but the sky was my shelter and the earth my bed and the herbs my food. […]

Millennial Traveler Bingo
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Millennial Traveler Bingo

This post is brought to you by my desire to buy a wide-brimmed hat. Lately I’ve been thinking about all the fabulous travel clichés us us millennials have adopted as our own. I have a love-hate relationship with most of these: brands you can’t get away from, fashion statements you […]

Saving your pennies to go on awesome day trips and saving on a hostel? Bring these items with you!
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Visiting Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape

Never heard of the Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape? How about the much friendlier and more marketable Austrian Lake District? Still no? Don’t worry-I hadn’t either.   My Visit   I spent the first half of December ping-ponging between two equally powerful childhood fantasies: pretending to be an Austrian princess and pretending […]

Life Update: Why I'm Making Sofia My Home Base
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Why I’m Making Sofia My Home Base

When I left Sofia, Bulgaria at the beginning of December, I was really heartbroken about it. Something along the lines of this: But now I’m back! And though I’ve alluded to my reasons before, now that I’ve been here for a month, I think its time to share what’s up. […]

The 18 Podcasts I Use for Travel Inspiration
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The 18 Podcasts I Use for Travel Inspiration

I listen to an insane amount of podcasts. In a typical day, I’ll consume three hours or more of shows, and I’ve done this for almost…gulp…ten years. (I started this habit in the spring of 2008). I listen to a variety of genres, covering history, marketing, social media, book reviews, […]