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    DIY Boston Chinatown Food Tour: Where to Eat in Chinatown

    Dumplings. Dim Sum. Ramen. Bubble Tea. You name it, you can find it in Boston’s Chinatown. Home not only to Chinese food of every region but East Asian and Southeast Asian food of all kinds, Boston’s Chinatown is a veritable Mecca for any food lover out there. If you’re spending any time at all, you’re not going to want to miss heading to the area for a meal – or more! Boston’s Chinatown was actually our very first stop once we got off the plane for a little DIY Boston Chinatown food tour – and it didn’t disappoint. Keep reading for advice on how to take your own DIY food…

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    5 Thoughts of a Traveler in Quarantine

    It’s been 42 days since I officially went into quarantine. After flying home to the United States at the beginning of my spring break, I was handed a piece of paper instructing me to self-isolate for the next 14 days. I was allowed to see the other people in the house, but other than that – nothing. No leaving the house, no seeing other people. It was the first clue I had that I probably wasn’t going to be going back to school in two weeks. To no one’s surprise, a few days later the university sent out an email announcing that we would be moving to online classes after…

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    15 Online Cooking Classes That Let You Travel the World Through Food

    By far one of my most favorite things to do when traveling is take a cooking class. Whether it’s paella in Valencia, pasta in Rome, waffles in Brussels, or Nasi Goreng in Bali, learning how to cook local dishes from local chefs is one of the most valuable experiences you can have. Not only do you get to spend a few hours with a local and bring a recipe home, but you get a delicious meal at the end of it all! Now that we’re all stuck at home, there are actually a BUNCH of cooking classes that have moved online–meaning that you can still travel the world with your…

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    7 Best Packing Cubes for Travel

    Ever since I started planning my first backpacking trip and was trying to figure out how the heck I was going to fit everything I needed into one tiny backpack, I’ve been totally in love with packing cubes. Now, over the years, I’ve tested out quite a few different packing cubes. Some good, some bad. Which leads to this… my personal picks for the best packing cubes for travel! Quick Look: The Best Packing Cubes For Travel Don’t have time to read the whole post? Here’s a quick overview of the best packing cubes for travel! Ebags Packing Cubes – best overall packing cubes, with super high-quality material and zippers…

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    Rothenburg ob der Tauber Christmas Market 2021 Guide: Things to do, What to Eat, and What to Buy

    2020 Update: Unfortunately, the Rothenburg ob der Tauber Christmas Market has been canceled this year – but it’s never too late to start planning for 2021! I first visited Rothenburg ob der Tauber when I was just 14–the first stop on a 3-week class trip through Germany. It was the first time I had been abroad without my parents, and I became absolutely enchanted and obsessed with this perfectly preserved medieval town. It’s touristy beyond belief, but it’s also magical in a way that no other town in Germany–or even Europe–is. So when I started planning my Christmas market trip through Germany, I knew I had to return to visit…

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    Healing Through Adventuring // My 2016 Travel Year in Review

    Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of them I will recieve a small commision at no extra cost to you, which allows me to keep this blog up and running! At the beginning of this year, if someone had told me I would be where I was today, I never would have believed them. In January 2016, I came back to university after my Christmas break. I also started to plan a Eurail trip for my extensive spring break, which I was very excited about. But looking back at my travel year in review? Yeah, none of that happened. The Bad At…