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My List

August 18, 2015
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My List

One of the things most likely to come up in a conversation with me, no matter the topic, is my list. My all-encompassing list of activities and destinations I have yet to experience. As a traveler, this list keeps getting bigger with each Internet search and knowledge of new adventures. I’ll give you a...
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Planning Turkey & Greece

August 16, 2015
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Planning Turkey & Greece

Finally, a unique trip. Though I’ve done quite a bit of traveling the last two years, many of my destinations were repeat trips or places that didn’t really challenge me, like Paris, London, and Prague. Stepping out of the arrival doors of Beijing airport in 2002 was such a rush; despite being accompanied by...
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Adult Friendships: Making it Worth the Time

August 14, 2015
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Adult Friendships: Making it Worth the Time

It used to be that all it took to be friends was shared circumstance: you go to school with the same people or grow up in the same neighborhood, you’re bound to hang out and learn to like each other (or, consequentially, swear to be enemies until the end of time). There are fewer...
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How can I travel to Saudi Arabia?

August 5, 2015
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How can I travel to Saudi Arabia?

Cuba is now open to tourism. People are still paying thousands of dollars to tour North Korea (state sponsored, but still). And while most of the American media is spouting information regarding Syria and most of the middle east as a death trap, I find myself wondering about the answer to this question. There...
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I just wait for the day the Internet turns on me

July 28, 2015
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Another day, another life ruined. This time, a dentist from Minnesota was identified as the killer of one of Zimbabwe’s famous lions. It wasn’t too long ago Alexandra Wallace rose from obscurity to being one of the most hated people on the Internet. And next month someone else will do something stupid, say something...
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Why I Might Not Bring My Girlfriend Home

July 20, 2015
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Why I Might Not Bring My Girlfriend Home

Things are becoming all too real all too quickly, and when it concerns love, there’s no better feeling in the world. I know it’s hard to get the complete picture as you readers only hear my side of the story, but meeting someone like my girlfriend gives me a while new perspective on life....
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When You’re the One Left Behind

July 18, 2015
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When You’re the One Left Behind

I’m going to make an effort to write. Even though I doubt I’ll keep up with social media, not being able to express myself in my favorite medium has really taken a creative toll on me these last few months. My love is still a huge part of my life, and that’s the only...
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Why Does My Long-Distance Relationship Work?

May 31, 2015
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Why Does My Long-Distance Relationship Work?

Full disclosure: I was one to denounce the whole long distance thing. You can probably even find evidence on this blog without really trying hard. Before meeting the right person, I was convinced that no relationship could work with an ocean between two people and no fixed return date: that is, a date from...
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4 Travel Rules For Not Getting Robbed

April 12, 2015
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Some veteran travelers probably think I’m paranoid. Full disclosure: I’ve had my camera stolen in New York City. No, no one mugged me or anything. Rather, I was eating a Magnolia cupcake in the lower level of Grand Central Station and had my Canon set on the table to my right. Anyone who knows...
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Restarting the 9-to-5

March 22, 2015
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Time has been moving at a very unusual rate since my return. Like all travelers and runners, I’m sure I have ways of measuring time that would seem weird to most, e.g. a four-hour shinkansen ride may be enough time to get from Hiroshima to Tokyo, but I also could have taken a Southwest...
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