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    Girls Go Abroad,  Personal

    How I’ve Been Prioritizing Self Care in Quarantine [Girls Go Abroad Episode 014]

    This week on the Girls Go Abroad podcast, I’m talking all about how I’ve been prioritizing self-care while in quarantine. Now, self-care is always important, but while we’re currently in the midst of a global pandemic and are adapting to yes, unprecedented times, self-care is more important than ever. Flight attendants say it best when they say you should put your own face mask on first before helping others. So that’s what I’ve been doing while I’ve been staying safe at home, and it has helped my mental health in ways that I honestly couldn’t even imagine. So I wanted to take a moment to share what I’ve been doing…

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    My 10 Worst Travel Moments of 2019

    It often seems like travel bloggers are living the most fabulous lives. It’s easy to write only about the highlights, and I’m a big perpetrator of this too. But the fact of the matter is that I’m constantly falling down, missing trains, and generally making a fool of myself when I travel. So I thought that this year, instead of writing a general year in review like I have in years past (click here to see the one from 2018, and here for the one from 2016. I apparently didn’t write one in 2017), I’d share the 10 absolute WORST moments from my year in travel, in the hopes that…

  • Personal,  Travel Photography

    Why I Love Travel Photography

    There are a lot of things I love in this world: good food, gorgeous sunsets, the feeling of waking up after a great night’s sleep… But there’s one thing that I love more than anything else: travel photography. I love to travel, point blank. But there’s something about holding the viewfinder up to my eye and capturing everything that I see that makes travel all the more exciting. When I take pictures during my travels, I feel whole. I seriously do. And while I don’t think it’s 100% possible to put into words everything it is about travel photography that I find so fulfilling, I’m going to try to do…

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    Personal,  Solo Female Travel

    I’m in a long-term, committed relationship and I travel solo. Here’s why.

    Last winter, when I was traveling solo basically every other week, some people were honestly worried about the status of my relationship. Which kind of stunned me. Even though I totally get it. So today I just wanted to talk a little bit about why I travel solo, even though I’m in a long term relationship. Daniel and I have been dating for almost 4 years now, and we absolutely love traveling together! BUT, I also travel solo quite a bit. Why? Because I love it. In the past few years, I’ve traveled solo to Austria, Belgium, Germany, Iceland, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland. And I’ve had the time of…