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When it comes to traveling, there are lots of different options on where to go + WHO to go with. Do you venture out solo, go with family, book a tour and/or explore with a friend? Up until this year I had always gone solo or with family. In June that changed when Holly (a friend + roommate) and I decided to stop talking about Europe and make the trip a reality. As the Thanksgiving week starts, it’s a good time to think about everything you are grateful for. Exploring near or far, from Washington, D.C. to Europe, one of the many things I’m grateful for is having a true friend + travel partner like Holly and the many travel adventures this ...

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??? Do you travel solo? Perhaps you’ve been thinking about going on a tour but aren’t sure where to start or which company to go with? Who is Contiki? Are they a good fit for you? Why should you go? What do people who have gone on a Contiki tour really think? In my last At a Glance: Taste of Europe post I shared some highlights of my time in Europe, where I spent a very busy two weeks exploring 4 countries and 6 cities. After receiving many questions, like the ones above, this post focuses on tours and Contiki specifically. A little background The last two years I have been fortunate to travel all over the world. The majority of ...

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When it comes to traveling, sightseeing and the big attractions are important in any city. I strongly believe in leaving your comfort zone and really immersing yourself though. What better way to do this than by interacting with locals? It really enriches the experience. I’m thrilled to introduce BonAppetour, a fun twist to eating out where you can dine with locals around the world. “Like you, we love to travel. But we believe that traveling isn’t just about sightseeing – we believe in experiential travel. There is a side of the city that has to be discovered through the interaction with locals and engaging with cultures across the world. And what better way than to eat with locals at their homes? That’s ...

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The end of March, one week after returning from a month overseas, I was on a plane again heading to Boston, MA for the Women in Travel Summit (WITS15), the first and only travel blogging summit by and for women. Why go? Network As I stood in line waiting to meet with keynote speaker Dina Yuen, who is CEO and Founder of AsianFusion, a girl came up and asked if she could join in. The more we talked the more we connected, and we’ve been friends since. Another example, as I mingled things would come up like, “I’m thinking of rebranding and need design help.” Well, perfect I’m a graphic designer and the conversation would take off (and I have ...

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