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Six Reasons to Travel Solo at Least Once

Six Reasons to Travel Solo at Least Once

There are a million solo travel bloggers out there who will tell you the same thing…Solo travel is great! Everyone should try it for the benefits! You never have to wait until someone else is free to go with you! You get the chance to meet new people! You get the...

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Visitor’s Guide to Stockholm, Sweden

Visitor’s Guide to Stockholm, Sweden

With five days in Stockholm, there's a lot you can do. For instance, walking through 13th century Gamla Stan, enjoying fika (the Swedish version of coffee break with friends), and trying all the Swedish foods and desserts. Of everything I did, this is a list of my...

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Stockholm: What to Know Before You Go

Stockholm: What to Know Before You Go

When I told my friends and colleagues I was going to Sweden for vacation (during winter no less) the first question asked was, "Why?" As a traveler, this seems like a silly question to me. Why not Sweden? Typically I enjoy going to places I know very little about....

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How I finished Whole30: Weeks 3-4

How I finished Whole30: Weeks 3-4

I made it! Yes, siree Bob. I ate the Whole30 way for a whole month with no slipups. ...Except maybe eating meat with a "naughty" ingredient in it here or there, accidentally. I don't think it would be fair to start all over again, since those times were honest...

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My Whole30 Experience: Week 2

My Whole30 Experience: Week 2

I'm Still Doing This? Yep. Half way done! Here's how my Whole30 routine has been going. My Whole30 Challenge: Week 2 Days 8 - 9 "For the love of Gosling, my pants are TIGHTER." The Whole30 book told me that my pants wouldn't fit properly on these days due to...

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My Whole30 Experience: Week 1

My Whole30 Experience: Week 1

At the end of 2016, I decided that one of my 2017 goals would be completion of the Whole30 challenge. What appealed to me most was that it was only 30 days, and that it was based on eating real food 100% of the time. I also wanted a way to get rid of my...

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Exploring Cusco, Peru: Day 2

Exploring Cusco, Peru: Day 2

A typical meal in Cusco, Peru may include bread with butter and jam and coffee or tea. Other popular choices include: a chicharrón (fried pork) sandwich, tamale, or empanada. BREAKFAST IN CUSCO On my second day in Cusco I had breakfast at La Valeriana, a darling café...

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Travel Diary: Cusco, Peru | Day 1

Travel Diary: Cusco, Peru | Day 1

First day in Cusco, Peru. I step off the plane in Cusco, and immediately feel the affects of high altitude. 11,152 feet. I can't breathe. The air is thick, my lungs are weak, and my heart is pounding in my chest. It could just be anxiety. Fear of being in a foreign...

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Hi! I’m Melissa from the San Francico Bay Area. I’ve been traveling internationally since 2014 along with a 9-5 job. Follow me on some of my travels, and learn how you might do the same! [Read more]