Driving alone eight hours at a time, gorging oneself on bean tacos, Krispy Kreme donuts and Mountain Dew Code Red isn’t the sexiest way to conduct a road trip. But I’ll tell you without shame… it was certainly my way. Two weeks ago I packed my beat-up, old car with two suitcases, one box of […]

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Before I had a boyfriend, I had Florence. And man, I dated that city hard. I would take myself out for a prosecco each afternoon. Lovely lunches on sunny days with fresh bruschetta, fine cheeses and a good a book. I walked with my thoughts to my favorite faraway piazzas, often toting a picnic of […]

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California’s legendary Pacific Coast Highway is one of America’s most scenic road trips

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One glass of afternoon wine had gone right to my head, leaving my brain feeling like it was soaking in a thick, warm goo. My cheeks were pink and feverish and my lips, tinted plum, felt as though a bee had stung them hours ago. All I was left with was the dull, pleasant tingle. […]

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As a little girl, I dreamt of the days I would be an adventurer. I dreamt of them with fervor and conviction. So much so that I wasn’t really dreaming of the days. I was believing in them.   I believed in them with same kind of ferocity with which I believed in Santa Claus. […]

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I was standing in the middle of the road wearing a sweaty tank top and a 30 liter backpack with my hand grasped in a stranger’s tight handshake. I had just been left alone in a city I had never been to with a mystery man who stopped me on the street. He insisted, rather […]

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Has something ever made you so terribly happy that your heart began to ache? I don’t mean in the poetic sense of the word. Not a sympathetic adjective. I mean a verifiable, physical throbbing, behind your sternum and slightly to the left. A happiness shaded with such broad strokes of love and longing and nostalgia […]

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In an air conditioned van, we hurdled down the long road that winds from the west of Zanzibar to the southeastern coast. As the journey progressed over an hour and a half, we watched as the raucous city life playing out just beyond 4 millimeters of glass faded into a world of pastoral requiescence. The […]

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Somehow, I have the great fortune of currently living on the peninsula in the striking city of Dar es Salaam. The apartment I’m hosted in by my kind friends features a yard filled with palm trees and exotic flowers and a deep, saltwater pool that I spend every afternoon in. Beautiful coastlines, yummy restaurants, novel […]

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In the winter, Iceland’s gorgeous mountainous landscape is transformed into a snow-filled wonderland. Iceland is the perfect winter destination if you love hiking, skiing, or simply just relaxing in a hot spring. If you’re thinking of heading to Iceland this winter, here are some things to keep in mind. Seeing the Northern Lights Many people […]

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