Like many wanderers, I’ve been temporarily grounded from distant adventures, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t fantastic destinations close to home!
My current home is in New York. No, not New York City. I’m from the Hudson Valley. Only a short drive north of the city, the Hudson Valley is a highly-trafficked tourist destination for good reason. It has rich culture with local stories and historic sites as well as lush countryside. From the Hudson Highlands to the legend-filled Catskill Mountains, the Hudson Valley has it all.
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You don’t have to be a minimalist!
Back at university, I studied in Italy for a semester. Prior to departure, my professor showed my peers and I how to travel with a single, carry-on backpack for months. (Yes, months!) At the time, it seemed impossible, but now it’s my preferred way to travel. (See my previous post to know why.)
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Being in lock-down has made me, and many others, anxious to get back out exploring. So, when the time comes for another adventure, here are some tips to cut costs and avoid headaches!
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In less than five months, I’m leaving the Czech Republic. Although I’m flying home to the U.S., that’s only a pit-stop before my next international adventure…
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In five days, I’ll be flying home for Christmas. The journey brings about a lot of anticipation. Hopping onto the plane is a bit surreal. Seeing the U.S. coastline from the window is exciting. Stepping off the plane is pretty damn exhilarating. But there’s one feeling I get when I go home that’s better than any other…
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Ho, ho, no?
It’s December 1st and I’m wandering through my little Czech town to soak up the Christmas cheer. In a store, I hear Mariah’s “All I Want For Christmas” playing as I stroll through aisles of glitter and sparkle. To my left are rolls of elegant lace ribbons, as dainty as snowflakes. To my right are seasonal dish towels, embroidered with reindeer motifs. In front of me are mugs and napkins with Santa’s likeness printed on them. It’s just like home. And that’s the problem…
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