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City Guides Peru Remote Year

36 Hours, 10,000 Pictures And SO Many Alpacas In Cusco

January 18, 2018

Before living in South America, I (ignorantly) imagined the entire continent to look the way Cusco does: Full of bright colors, old buildings, people selling artisan crafts everywhere. Truth be told, I was mildly shocked to discover that Buenos Aires,

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Argentina Food

Restaurant Review: “PROPER” (AKA The Best Steak in Buenos Aires)

November 3, 2017

So, I don’t normally do restaurant reviews (should I start doing restaurant reviews? do people care about this kind of stuff?) but there was one meal that I had in Buenos Aires that was worth making an exception for. Obviously,

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City Guides Portugal

What To Eat, Drink And Do In Lisbon

September 11, 2017

Before my first trip to Portugal last year, Lisbon wasn’t exactly high on my bucket list. I didn’t know much about the city, other than the fact that it wasn’t Paris or Rome…. Two places where I was far more

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Australia City Guides

How To Have The Perfect Solo Day in Bondi Beach

August 28, 2017

As a practice, solo travel isn’t really my thing. BUT, when I’m traveling with a group (which, on Remote Year, happens All. The. Time), I try to carve out a few hours for myself so I can take in a

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City Guides Iceland

4 Days And The Coolest Activities EVER in Iceland

August 21, 2017

My curiosity about Iceland was piqued the first time I heard the gorgeous blonde girl in D2: The Mighty Ducks explain that  “Greenland is covered in Ice but Iceland is actually very nice.” It took me 20ish years to get

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Culture Portugal

White Port And Tonic Is The Best Drink EVER That You Probably Haven’t Tried Yet

August 15, 2017

I first discovered Port during a trip Portugal last fall, when my boyfriend James, his mom, and I did a tasting in the Douro Valley. I learned two things that afternoon: 1)I really, really like port wine and 2)Port wine

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City Guides Serbia

How To Have The Best Ever Healthy Day In Belgrade

August 2, 2017

In a city where ordering an “iced coffee” will get you a coffee with a scoop of ice cream and a “plain chicken breast” usually comes slathered in bacon and cheese, Belgrade is not exactly synonymous with “health.” It’s easy to

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Culture Portugal

An Ode To Pastel De Natas (Aka The Best Thing I’ve Ever Eaten)

August 1, 2017

Egg yolks have been my sworn enemy since 2003. 12-year-old me came home from Camp Mataponi 15-pounds heavier (blame it on the Chipwiches) and decided it would be fun to try the new “healthy eating plan” that my mom had become

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Travel Tips

How To Not Feel Like Total Crap After A Long Flight

July 11, 2017

After five months of doing it full time, I’ve pretty much got this whole travel thing down to an art. And while the destinations thus far have been incredible, the flight journeys have been… long. I’ve been on 40 (!)

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Asia Travel Tips

20 Tips For Traveling Through Asia, From Someone Who Lived There

June 16, 2017

I survived four months living in Asia. Actually, “survived” is really the wrong word, because I absolutely loved the time I spent there. Going into it, though, I was terrified. I knew that it was going to be a big time culture

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