Seeing Philadelphia with New Eyes

Philadelphia holds a soft spot in my heart and that’s mainly because I caught a ball at a Philly’s game when I was about ten years old. It’s one of those stories that I love hear my Dad tell his friends. Even though I sort of ducked underneath a crowd of much larger men stretching

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Traditional and Modern Influences in Kyoto

Kyoto is often considered a traditional city, particularly because there are so many temples and places of worship. While that’s certainly true in many aspects, I also found it to be very modern and full of creative people doing innovative things. Here are three cultural activities that I recommend for any savvy and stylish traveler…and

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5 Fascinating Faces of Tokyo

Although my time in Tokyo was short, I was still able to experience several unique aspects of the city. It almost felt like a sneak peek though because as soon as I touched down in New York City I was ready to turn back around. Like most international hubs, there are so many different ways

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Cultural Attractions Beyond Tokyo

Japan was absolutely beautiful in October, not that I expected anything less. Before reaching Tokyo and then moving on to Kyoto, our group spent several days exploring a few of Tokyo’s neighboring towns and attractions that are often overlooked by tourists. The only thing I would change if I could do this over would be

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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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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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Boho-Luxe Sightings in Sarasota

Sarasota is perhaps best known for its famous beaches but there is so much culture to be found here. From decorative art museums and glamorous hotels to impressive mansions and unique local cuisine, Sarasota really starts where the sandy shore ends. The Ritz Carlton It’s not every day that one gets to stay at a

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5 Fanatic Ways to See Vienna

Vienna seems to have it all. Just when I thought I had figured this city out, it throws me for a loop. This is a good thing of course, because it means that no matter what your particular interest is, Vienna has enough to keep you busy and continually curious. I spent three days immersing

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Cultural Highlights from Germany

Exploring four of Germany’s Magic Cities gave me the opportunity to see medieval architecture, detailed stone figures and elements of local life. Here are a few highlights representing global art and culture throughout the country. Dresden After sailing along the Elbe River to reach Castle Pillnitz, we visited the Old Masters Picture Gallery where the Sistine

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Architectural Highlights from Galveston

While I’ll admit that I didn’t know very much about Galveston before boarding my flight to Houston, I left with the utmost respect for the island and the locals that made my weekend here so memorable. Hurricanes  Impressing me most, however, is the history associated with the area. September 8, 1900 marked what is still

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