If I could have a re-do on Rome, these are the things I would change. Learn from my mistakes and do it right the first time!

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Last month, I planned a dream trip to Rome for myself and my best friend. Almost everything went off without a hitch – even the weather was incredible. It would have LITERALLY been the most perfect vacation imaginable. If it wasn’t for my Airbnb nightmare.

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How do I get a Brazilian tourist visa (do I need one)? How do I extend my Brazilian tourist visa? What happens if I overstay my Brazilian tourist visa? All of these questions answered (and MORE!)

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Another stunning Koh Mook sunset on my ill-planned sister trip in Thailand.

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Restaurant and site suggestions for the best attractions (and surrounding eateries) in Rome.

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Follow my lead in almost destroying my sister’s trip to Thailand and causing stress, frustration, and arguments (through my own best of intentions).

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The buckets consumed did NOT dull the pain enough – it HUUUUUUUURT!

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This photo was taken while having dinner at a little guest house along the river in Vang Vieng, Laos in June 2014. The sun began setting as I enjoyed a Beerlao (THE BEST), and the…

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Would YOU sleep in an airport to save time and money?
Tips for maximizing your airport overnighting experience

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My mother’s childhood took her across countries and states. Unlike mine.

Her adult life (and therefore my childhood) saw our family firmly planted in the small radius of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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