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Itinerary for a 1 Day Solo Adventure in Făgăraș, Romania

Places best described as “a little off the most-trampled tourist track” are my favorite sort of places to travel. The small town of Făgăraș, Romania definitely falls in this category and made a great base for a few days of rest and exploration on my way from tourist-packed Sibiu to tourist-packed Brasov. A railroad stop …

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4 South America Travel Essentials I wish I’d put on my Packing List

I consider myself a near professional packer. I grew up journeying from market to market with artist parents and learned young how to pack light and live out of a bag. As an adult, I’ve traveled fairly widely, and read the r/one bag Reddit forum regularly. so when I visited South America for three months …

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Navigating the Ferry to Chiloe Island in Chile

  One of the many highlights of my six weeks in Patagonia in 2019 was when I headed North, to the northernmost portion of the Patagonia region- a section of Chile that most tourists skip. This region is known for volcanoes and dramatic waterfalls, but just off the mainland lies the island of Chiloe (pronounced “chill-‘oh-eh”>.  In my first ever …

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3 Day Itinerary for Solo or Small Group Travel on Chiloe Island in Northern Patagonia

  As I researched for my trip to Chile, I kept finding myself drawn back to the island of Chiloe. Shrouded in both literal fog and the mythology of superstition, this archipelago is home to 16 UNESCO sites: all churches, remarkable for their construction by master shipbuilders using native woods and unique construction. A day …

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Most Instagrammable Spots at Pike Place Market (and How to Find Them!)

Pike Place is one of the most instagrammable places in the world, and a it’s great place to re-create your version of iconic shots. As a resident of the Pike Place neighborhood for four years, and weekly visitor to the Market (at least, in the less crowded off-season) I learned the in’s and out’s of …

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Travel Safety Tips – Avoiding Conversations with Scammers

  International travel – especially solo international travel – can be intimidating, and it doesn’t help to think about all the many scams that con artists try to execute on vulnerable travelers. Whether you are traveling solo or with a group, it can be very helpful to face this anxiety head-on. Rather than ignoring the …

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What to Pack for a Pacific Northwest Beach Trip

  You’ve probably visited sun-drenched white-sand beaches, but a beach trip in the United State’s Pacific Northwest is an entirely different kind of beach trip! In this post I’ll be reviewing my packing tips for Washington and Oregon beach trips. Whether you are headed to the Olympic Peninsula to enjoying the majesty of the Pacific Northwest …