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My Best (and Worst) Travel Experiences of 2017
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My Best (and Worst) Travel Experiences of 2017

This year was insane: I saw four continents, twenty-nine countries, and sixty UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Along the way, I visited every country in the Balkans, stepped foot in nine US states, and took my dog on eight flights.   Here are the most fun, coolest, and best things I […]

Wadi Rum
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My UNESCO World Heritage Sites Bucket List

This past weekend, I went to the Wadi Rum Protected Area in Jordan, making it my 50th visited UNESCO World Heritage Site!         Traveling to UNESCO sites has taken me to some amazing places. I’ve been entrusted with the keys to a thirteenth-century chapel, almost kicked a moray […]

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. […]

My Favorite Travel Experiences of 2016
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My Favorite Travel Experiences of 2016

Round-up posts: either you love them or you hate them, right? They’re kind of like that sitcom episode where everyone just sits on the couch and remembers the cool shit that happened in earlier episodes, but they don’t move the story forward, and if you’re up-to-date on the show, you’ve […]

Make sure you bring all your important docs so you can spend your time enjoying the views and not dealing with bureaucracy back home.
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30 Weird Travel Facts About Me

Huzzah! To celebrate this post being my 100th, I thought I’d take the opportunity to publically embarrass myself and share 30 weird travel facts about myself and my life. And I’m also holding my first reader giveaway (details at the end of the post). Childhood 1. My earliest travel memory […]

Waiting for the Ceremony to Start
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#TBT Celebrating Barack Obama’s Inauguration

Introduction On a very cold January morning in  2009, I was lucky enough to be one of 1.8 million people celebrating the Inauguration of Barack Obama in person. I went with a group of college friends, all hardcore Democrats, and we celebrated for days. I was elated by the direction […]

My Favorite Pics Taken on Airplanes
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My Favorite Pics Taken on Airplanes

I have seen several variations of this Huffington Post article, highlighting cliches and annoying habits people have on instagram. One frequently mentioned as annoying are pics taken from airplane, especially if they include the plane wing. While I tend to agree with complaints of some of the main Instagram cliches […]

25 Places on My Bucket List
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25 Places on My Bucket List

In my heart of hearts, my bucket list is to visit every country on the Travelers’ Century Club list. And that list is both the inspiration for my blog name and the cause of much heartache and otherwise strange life choices.  I don’t have a time limit in mind, but I’d […]