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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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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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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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Culture Thailand

I Went To A Ping Pong Show In Thailand And I Really, Really Regret It

June 12, 2017

I want to preface what’s coming by saying that this story is not something I’m proud of. I was horribly, horribly naive about the realities of prostitution in Thailand, and am only sharing my experience in the hopes that what I

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Culture Thailand

Cat Cafes Are Thailand’s Answer To Bad Days

May 29, 2017

Contrary to popular belief, even full-time travelers have shitty days. Sure, most of the time my life is filled with beautiful beach days and incredible food, but every once in a while something happens that puts me into a no

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Culture Myanmar

Trying To Understand The “Long Necked Women” of Myanmar

May 17, 2017

The Long Necked Women of Myanmar. I’d seen them plastered in the pages of National Geographic and The Guiness Book of World Record, but beyond  thinking “wow, I like their jewelry,” I never really given them much ocnsideration. I never knew where they came

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Cambodia Culture

Here’s Why You Should Consider Donating Blood In A Developing Country

April 27, 2017

Coming to Cambodia, I had all kinds of grand ideas about how I was going to volunteer in an orphanage and change a child’s life, a la Angelina Jolie. As I quickly learned, that is not how it works. Before I

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Culture Myanmar

Culture Shock: The One Legged Rowers Of Inle Lake

March 31, 2017

As a full time traveling remote worker (who also has lives with her boyfriend, calls her mom once a day, texts with her friends/siblings often, goes out all the time and waxes her entire body regularly) I  tend to make a

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Culture Vietnam

How To Eat Pho Like A Pro

March 25, 2017

I’ve been eating Pho since junior year of college, when someone told me it was the absolute best way to cure a hangover. Between the salt in the broth and the carbs in the noodles, it really does work (trust

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Culture Myanmar

Culture Shock: Understanding “Betel Leaves,” AKA Asian Chewing Tobacco

March 25, 2017

A gross, little-known fact about me: I’ve tried chewing tobacco. I was a junior in college, and was in the process of pledging a “Business fraternity.” It was the last night of pledging (otherwise known as “retreat,” otherwise known as

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