A Summer Down Under: Melbourne

While Sydney was described to me many times as “the LA of Australia,” and Melbourne the New York, I left sunny Sydney ready for the hustle the bustle. Dropping my bags at Southern Cross Station and wandering down the gridded streets to Federation Square, it didn’t take me long to start seeing what everyone meant.

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How Studying Abroad Changed My Life

“Travel is little beds and cramped bathrooms. It’s old television sets and slow Internet connections. Travel is extraordinary conversations with ordinary people. It’s waiters, gas station attendants, and housekeepers becoming the most interesting people in the world. It’s churches that are compelling enough to enter. It’s McDonald’s being a luxury. It’s the realization that you…

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A Pit Stop In Giza

Arriving just after 1 o’clock in the morning to Cairo, I was on cloud nine after seeing the Nile from miles above. Flying over one of the world’s most ancient cities, my 12 hour layover seemed like a perfect idea… until I landed & got off the plane.

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The Real Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants

No one understands “going out with a bang” better than five wanderlust college kids who spent the last year of their lives traveling the world. Using our last birthday excursion as an excuse to sunbathe excessively and try out our summer runway looks, I knew from the start that our final trip to Greece would be…

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The Pearl of the Adriatic (& All Of Europe)

Traveling to Dubrovnik was a bit of an after thought for me. Moving to London with a roundtrip ticket, a short stay visa, and plans to be Stateside by the time the New Year rolled around, it wasn’t until I was on my way back to Heathrow did Dubrovnik squeeze it’s way onto my list of…

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The Secrets of Traveling Europe With No Money

It wasn’t long after we traded our passports for our visa cards that London branded each of us. Awarded titles such as the queen of bartending or the shopping guru, I was instantly dubbed the travel agent just weeks after arriving. Planning everything from flights to hotels for the countless countries we visited, here are…

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More Croissants

The thing I love about Paris is how many times you can visit and still discover ironically new vintage shops and overpriced Bordeauxs.  Traveling to the ‘city of love’ with America’s Next Top Diva and a walking History Channel, I stepped off the RER ready for a weekend of croissants and window shopping down the Champs-Élysées…

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5 Unexpected Cities That Will Steal Your Heart

I always thought it would be the most famous cities that would impact me most. While selfies with the Colosseum & Eiffel Tower have made for profile pictures galore though, it has been the the strolls through quiet cobblestone villages and foreign serenading that have truly stolen my heart.

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Rice Terrace Nostalgia

Dreaming of palm readings and terrace bike rides since even before “Eat, Pray, Love,” I knew from the moment I stepped off the plane in Jakarta that Indonesia would be nothing like anything I had ever experienced before. From the drastic heat wave, to the language, to even the detail of the tile on the walls of…

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