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Calaveras County: Spooky Skulls and Creepy Caves

Calaveras County: Spooky Skulls and Creepy Caves

Now that we’re a few days into November and the holiday spirit is rapidly spreading like a deadly contagion, I must finally admit that Halloween is over. With the spooky season behind us – unless you consider the very real possibility of a Thanksgiving coma […]

The Ultimate Moving Abroad Checklist

The Ultimate Moving Abroad Checklist

Hey! I’ve recently collaborated with Wendy, the author of this guest post. She asked me to write up something for her post on advice for our younger selves before that first big trip abroad. In exchange, she’s shared this helpful information about moving abroad. Thinking […]

Where My Path Leads: Grief and Travel

Where My Path Leads: Grief and Travel

Grief is something that changes us, changes the way we travel. It isn’t something to try and escape, though. It’s just part of the journey.

Why Puglia, Italy Is Better than Cancun

Why Puglia, Italy Is Better than Cancun

What if I told you that there’s a summer holiday destination better than Cancun… for a fraction of the price?
That somewhere is Puglia, Italy.

Unsalted: A Story of Perugia, the Pope, and Pane

Unsalted: A Story of Perugia, the Pope, and Pane

Is there anything better than bread? I don’t think so. Of course, this begs the question: is there anything worse than unsalted bread? Again, I don’t think so. The other night I made a hearty stew for dinner, a dish that just begs for bread so […]

Italian Food: What It Taught Me About Food and Travel

Italian Food: What It Taught Me About Food and Travel

If you think of yourself as “not really a food person,” it’s probably because you haven’t tried real Italian food. Y’know, in Italy? It’s life-changing.

Cave Exploring: Not as Scary as You Think

Cave Exploring: Not as Scary as You Think

Afraid of cave exploring? Think that there are monsters lurking in the dark? Watched too many horror flicks? Let’s debunk those fears and do some damage control.

Thank You, Mom. Love, Your Traveling Daughter

Thank You, Mom. Love, Your Traveling Daughter

I think it must be a special kind of hell to have a traveling daughter. Thank you, Mom, for letting me do this crazy thing I love.

Sun, Sand, Sea: What to Do in Seaside, Florida

Sun, Sand, Sea: What to Do in Seaside, Florida

Nestled along the Emerald Coast, Seaside is made for walking. Literally. The town was designed with pedestrians in mind, every street leading down to the pristine white sand beaches.

Italian Drinks: A Digestive Love Affair

Italian Drinks: A Digestive Love Affair

First things first, while these Italian drinks are definitely alcoholic and you can get drunk off them, that’s not what they’re for. They’re for digestion. I know, sexy, right?