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Cyprus: The Tale of Two (Half) Cities

Cyprus was one of the many countries I didn’t know existed on this earth until someone suggested that we go there. It just so happened that the island nation is not in the Schengen zone, making it the perfect place to add to our itinerary. It’s nestled just below Turkey […]

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Canadians in Turkey

I promised my mother as we were leaving Georgia that I’d tell everyone in Turkey, our next destination, that we were Canadian. There’d been a little too much political turmoil in that region of the world for her liking (something about Americans being arbitrarily detained), and she pleaded for us […]

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Georgia: The Sounds of Silence

Every 90 days, Nate and I have to exit the “Schengen Zone,” which includes the vast amount of European nations, in order to not be deported…or sternly talked to. I’m not sure which, but it’s a theory I do not wish to test. On the recommendation of some of our […]

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Germany, the non-Bavarian Bits

Every German stereotype ever imagined — men in lederhosen with a stein of golden beer in one hand and a rope of sausages in the other while swaying brightly to an oompah band — comes from the southern part of the country known as Bavaria. It turns out, much to […]

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Pots of Gold and other Myths

I considered skipping over writing a blog about Ireland. One, we only spent four days there. And B, we spent nearly all of our time outside of the hubbub of Dublin and instead stayed in our Couchsurfing host’s suburban home. The only touristy thing we managed was to take a […]

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Bagging Monros and other Wee Feats

If I had to choose one favorite country out of all our travels so far, it would have to be Scotland, and it’s not just because of the prevalence of good ciders and the adorable-yet-slightly-incoherent dialect. It has an old soul. Every cobblestone foot path gives the impression that it once led […]

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What Dreams May Come…in India

I have a confession. I’ve never actually had a very big “travel bucket list.” I’ve always traveled for motivations other than the romantic notion of wanderlust (work experience, falling for a man who fell for traveling, etc.). That being said, India has always held a bit of fascination for me. I think […]

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She Works Hard for the Money: Sri Lanka Edition

I’d like for you all to think that travel has taught me to live a threadbare-chic life, and that I need only to collect deeply meaningful experiences instead of material things to achieve happiness. Unfortunately, the brand new Birkenstocks sitting in my bag tell another story. I do like my […]

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Whispers of Hope and Echos of Hate

People always ask what my favorite place has been after a year and 21 countries of traveling. It’s a simple question that I myself ask of many other travelers that I meet along the route. The answer is much harder. Every country is tainted or gilded by the experiences there […]

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Czech Yourself!

Select the correct answer. If Jackie gets on a bus leaving Prague at 11pm and arrives in Krawkow at 7am the following morning, and the bus is traveling at 100 kilometers per hour, how many hours will it take before her laptop is stolen? 42 -4 Beer Ha ha! It’s […]

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