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The Pros & Cons of Solo Travel

The difference between traveling solo versus with other people is complex, to say the least. If you talk to a traveling pair about their experiences, it will be in stark contrast to the conversation you’d have with a solo traveler even if they followed the same travel plan and itinerary.  (I may be biased, but I’d almost always prefer to hear the stories of a … Continue reading The Pros & Cons of Solo Travel

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Prague: 4 Days in a Fairytale

Known as “The City of a Hundred Spires” and the capital of Bohemia-  Prague, Czech Republic is packed with personality and charm.  Prague not only pleasantly surprised me, it shocked me at times and made me realize how underrated it is.  When I was planning my backpacking tour across Europe, EVERYONE told me to go to Paris, Amsterdam and Rome.  Hardly anyone told me to … Continue reading Prague: 4 Days in a Fairytale

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One Year Anniversary

I did it! It has officially been one year since I first left the states to embark on this crazy, insane, around-the-world adventure.  To say it is unbelievable that this year has come to an end would be a vast understatement.  It is unfathomable that time can go this fast.  I can’t quite wrap my brain around it.  It feels like I just finished a long, … Continue reading One Year Anniversary

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My Week Long Romance with Budapest

When I told my Mom I was planning a visit to Budapest, Hungary this month, I’m pretty sure she was equally as excited as I was.  To date, I would be one of the only family members to visit the country my mother’s side of the family comes from- something I am quite proud of.  It was very cool to go see the countries my … Continue reading My Week Long Romance with Budapest

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24 Hours in Bratislava 

The standard “backpacker route” may or may not include a stop over in Bratislava, but I’m so glad I decided to squeeze it in. When I first arrived at the train station I could feel the stark contrast from the busy city of Vienna I had spent the previous week in.  Bratislava was almost wearily quiet (apparently a nearby festival had lured most locals away … Continue reading 24 Hours in Bratislava 

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The Goodbye Girl

Saying goodbye has never been something I was good at.  Yes, it’s hard for everyone.  I know.  But…dare I say it?  I may just take goodbyes harder than the next person.  I dread them.  I have nightmares about them.  I hate them and feel their pain before they even happen. Perhaps it’s my abandonment issues…my “Daddy issues”…or just my issues in general.  What I’ve always … Continue reading The Goodbye Girl