Top 5 Things to Do in Rome

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

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5 Ways to Ruin a First Time Traveler’s Trip

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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Getting a Bamboo Tattoo in Thailand: My Experience on Koh Phi Phi

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

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Vang Vieng, Laos

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… View Post

Sleeping in Airports

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

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In Memory of My Mother

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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Moving : Expat Housing in Rio de Janeiro

Advice and suggestions based on my recent Rio move.

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Best Restaurants in Rio De Janeiro for Vegetarians and Beyond

Recommended restaurants in Rio – slim pickings

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8 BEST Ideas to Plan YOUR Travel Budget

Categories of travel expenses to consider (including transport, souvenirs, and food), with savings tips for each and suggestions on splurges

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Study Portuguese in Rio de Janeiro

Casa do Caminho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil offers Portuguese language classes and profits go towards supporting programs for at-risk youth.

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