5 Neighborhoods of London for the Avant-Garde Traveler

I’ve written about London neighborhoods before and that’s because there are so many fabulous ones to explore. During my semester abroad, I spent any free moment I had simply wandering around London. Similar to New York, I found that each area had its own distinct personality and that’s not the case in every city. This

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Waterfalls and Fall Foliage in Plitvice Lakes

The two hour drive from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park was a gloomy one. The skies were cloudy from an early morning rain and it seemed like the closer we got to our destination, the gloomier it became. Almost as if the skies were playing a little trick on us, the clouds began to

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Boho Guide to the Croatian Coast

Before visiting for myself and discovering otherwise, I assumed that summer was the best time to experience Croatian culture. Images of larger-than-life yachts and drunk twenty-somethings danced in my head but that was as far as my imagination wandered. Our trip was specifically tailored toward budget, off-season travel so I was somewhat surprised when some

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Exploring the Inventive City of Zadar

Let me just start off by saying that I loved Zadar. I also have a feeling that if I hadn’t done any research before heading to Croatia, I might have skipped this city altogether and that would have been a huge bummer. Before visiting the country, there were always two images that came to mind

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Lapland: The Ultimate Winter Wonderland

Two summers ago I got the chance to spend a few days in Lapland (Finland to be exact). While I’ve never visited Lapland in winter, I can only imagine how beautiful it looks with all the fluffy white snow all over the place. If I were to go back to Lapland in the wintertime, here

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An Unexpected Friend in Faro

Sometimes I look back and think, “Wow, I was really brave.” Despite being a well-traveled 26-year old (at least I think so!) some of my most daring decisions and memorable experiences happened before I became a travel writer by profession. During my semester living in London, I took every opportunity to travel. One of my

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Guide to London Street Markets

It’s no secret that I’m more than slightly obsessed with London. I may have only lived there for six months but I go back whenever I can because it really does feel like my second home. As a struggling American student trying to survive a bad exchange rate, I relied on markets for many of

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England: 5 Ways to Indulge in Cultural Luxury

Even the most seasoned, avant-garde traveler deserves a break every now and again. I’ve always believed in a balanced lifestyle and that includes a little bit of luxury. Although my home has been New York City for the past four years, I’ll never forget my months living in London and traveling throughout the country. For me,

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Italy: 5 Trails for Every Interest

Maybe it was Eat, Pray, Love or just my affinity for pasta, red wine and gelato but I’ve fallen for Italy hard. During my semester studying abroad in London, two friends and I flew to Venice for our week-long Spring break. From Venice, we hit Florence and Rome before boarding our flight back to the

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Literary Guide to England

During my semester studying in London, I took full advantage of traveling throughout the country. It didn’t take me very long to discover that England was a world of its own in many ways. As a self-described literary nerd, I was completely dazzled by cities and towns like Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford. Not only were

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