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Your Holiday Party Survival Checklist

I don’t make it to the zoo much these days, but shopping any day in the month of December should suffice. But seriously. Parking takes twice the amount of time, and it’s almost necessary to hockey player-style check people to reach the aisle you need. I guess it’s the best time of the year if [...]

Flight, not Fight: An Essay on Fear

Over a plate of nachos that were made with random items scrounged up but that were ultimately burned, I figured something out about fear and travel. Recently I cooked dinner with my freshman-year roommate, and we reminisced over our days of sharing a room the size of a gym locker and binge watching the entire [...]

Round Trip Roundup: NOVEMBER

In the moment, it can feel intense.  In the moment, it can feel like the end of the world.  In the moment, it can feel like the best thing you could do for yourself. In the moment. Whether it's getting unnecessarily frustrated at a red light or slap-happy laughter at midnight on a Tuesday, those [...]

The Traveler’s Holiday Gift Guide

It truly is the most wonderful time of year, and I have already begun my shopping.  But that’s not to say finding the perfect gift for everyone is my list is an easy task.  Gift cards are basic.  Socks are too practical.  Clothing can be tricky when it comes to sizing and taste. Fret no [...]

If Your Brain’s a Tangled Mess, Read This

The snooze is real, like too real.  I seem to be hitting that button more and more these days, and I’m counting down the hours until Thanksgiving break, maybe even minutes.  Life has felt like 25/7 lately, and I know I’m not the only one feeling stress of the pre-holiday rush to get everything done.  [...]

4 Things to Do in Scotland for the Artsy, Outdoorsy Traveler

Strolling around a castle and exploring the town where Prince Will met Kate aren't out of the question.  Grace Huguelet did both of these and more.  She's spending her a semester abroad in France and took a trip to Scotland.  She shares some of her favorites from her time in Edinburgh and beyond.  (And if [...]

The revised & redesigned 40 Ways to Travel Better

About a year ago, I published my first book, 40 Ways to Travel Better.  Publishing a book is both exhausting and exhilarating.  For the past several months, I've been hard at work revising, updating and redesigning.  I teamed up with graphic designer, Catherine Reifschneider, and I'm obsessed with her redesign. Here's a bit about the [...]