The Vegetarian Backpacker

When we tell people that we’re traveling around the world, the first question I get is, “But, how do you eat?” I was raised a vegetarian, stuck with my vegetarianism through college in the South, the land of vegetables boiled with ham hocks, and wasn’t going to change my eating habits because of our round-the-world […]

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The Saturday City: Madrid

Last year, I went to Madrid during my summer European tour. Unfortunately, my visit coincided with a bad cold and I spent most of my time bed ridden. My week in Madrid – that my week I was supposed to be spent exploring one of the greatest cities in Europe – was instead more like […]

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Great Festivals of the World

Festivals. A place where people looking to have a great time can dance, listen to great music, celebrate, party, have fun, and relax. They happen all over the world for many different reasons. Some celebrate religion, some the new year, some art, some the harvest- whatever the reason, every month, somewhere in the world, you’ll […]

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My Own Private Budapest

Budapest. The beautiful city on the Danube. It’s a city I’ve never heard anything bad about. “If you love Prague, you’ll love Budapest,” people would tell me. And they were right—I did like Budapest. Not nearly as much as I like Prague, but that’s another story. This story is about Hungarian folk dancing. Before I […]

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This one time, while traveling….

Last weekend I met some old friends from college I haven’t seen since graduation. They wanted to know one thing about my travels: “What were my crazy stories? What were the wild things that have happened to me?” I don’t often think about the crazy things that happen while I’m traveling. To me, they are […]

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Chasing Ghosts

Last month, I was having drinks with a well-known travel writer and like two soldiers discussing battle wounds from the same war, we talked about the cycle of travel, being on the road for years at a time, the highs, the lows, and everything in between. As we wandered the battlefield of memories, we came […]

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