8 Cities where Hotels just Don’t Cut it

As a professional travel blogger, I’ve stayed at hotels at both ends of the spectrum: from humble hostels to luxury high-rises. Still, there are some cities where I find it more appealing to rent a home rather than a hotel. From romantic cities like Paris and Buenos Aires to hipster havens like Berlin…. Here are 8

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The Introvert’s Guide to Cruising

Calling all introverts! Yes, you can cruise and YES, you should. I recently sailed on the Regent Seven Seas Explorer from Barcelona to Monte Carlo. Here’s how I survived my shyness and you can, too.

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5 First-Timer Tips for Visiting Napa Valley

Making the move to the west coast meant many things: warmer year-round weather, more expensive rent and, of course, easy access to Napa Valley and Sonoma County. When I lived in New York I really didn’t take advantage of nearby day trips and I didn’t want the same thing to be true of San Francisco. In the last

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5 Epic U.S. Road Trips to Take with your Bestie

Traveling with your bestie is bound to be epic no matter where you go, but a road trip ups the ante. One of the misconceptions is that road trips require a lot of time and thus, many travelers put it on the back-burner. If you can’t dedicate a month or two for a cross-country road trip, consider

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How to Make the Most of your Hotel or Home Rental

*This is a guest post by Kacey of The Drifter Collective. There are some things that travelers just can’t live without when they are away from home. Knowing how to prepare for your time away will make your life easier and you will enjoy traveling no matter where you stay! Are you planning a trip sometime soon?

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How to Find Wanderlust in Everyday Life

As a travel writing professional, it might seem strange that I’d write a post about how to find wanderlust in everyday life. Yet, even travel writers can suffer from writer’s block and other struggles (read my last post). Plus, besides moving to the San Francisco Bay Area earlier this year, I really haven’t been traveling

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How to Avoid Writer’s Block on the Road

For the last month and a half, I’ve done something I rarely do: sit still. January through March tend to be slow months for me travel-wise but I’m actually enjoying my time “off” so to speak. As any writer or blogger might tell you, it’s very rare to actually stop working. In fact, some of

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5 Wonderland-Worthy Glamping Adventures

Winter is just around the corner so there’s no better time to start planning your very first glamping adventure than right here and right now. While accommodations range in size and scope, from spacious luxury pods to humble wooden lodges, they all share one very special feature: nature. Whether looking for an adrenaline rush this

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10 Photography Tips from a Pro

*This is a guest post (including photos) by photographer Harv Greenberg; intro by Megan Eileen McDonough Although I’ve never been formally trained in the art of photography, I have plenty of time to experiment and improve my skills while on the road. I certainly have a long way to go but I’ve noticed some improvement

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How to Decide Where to Study Abroad

It’s hard to believe that only a few years ago I was studying abroad in London and working in the fashion industry. While every person’s study abroad experience is unique, we can all follow these five tips for making that big life decision just a little bit easier. If you, like me, have already completed

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