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I’m on Blogcation!

I’m in Dublin, Ireland for the first time — and LOVING it. I’m here to attend TBEX, a travel blogging conference at which I’ve already learned a ton and met a bunch of great people. I’ve seen the wonderful dance performance Heartbeat of Home, gone on a historical walking tour, taken a tour of The […]

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Let’s Finish 2013 With a Bang!

Ventura, CA

Sometimes you have to go backwards to go forwards. I finally feel like I’m moving forwards, and I don’t think I’ll look back. Because of that, this next month is going to be busyyyyy! To give you an idea, here’s my next 30 days in airport codes: SYR-ORD-LHR-DUB-LIS-BCN-BLQ-BCN-TXL-DUS-LAX. (I’m writing to you while on the little […]

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Going Backwards to Go Forwards

Emily in Torrey Pines State Reserve in California.

Exactly one year and one week ago, I published a post that thrilled me to write: “Why I’m SO Excited… And Pretty F-ing Terrified.” Why was I excited and terrified? Because, for the first time in 12 years, I didn’t have another job lined up after leaving Alaska. It had been just about a month […]

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27 Things I’ve Learned in 27 Years

DANCE.

I turn 27 on Saturday. Alright, I’ve said it. Now you’ll all know what’s going on when I start having my 29th birthday every year starting in 2015. Besides for the fact that I always thought this would be my hottest year (it always seemed so far away!), I feel like this is also going […]

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Walking the Line as a Woman in Istanbul

Some good ole Turkish bonding.

“Did it hurt when you fell from heaven, baby?” “Come take a ride with me. It’ll be fun!” “How much, beautiful?” Walking down the streets of Istanbul, I’d never felt more verbally harassed in my entire life. I was spending my holidays in Turkey with my college roomie. We’d arrived there after island hopping on the […]

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Are You Making the Most of Your 20s?

"101 Secrets For Your Twenties" loving life in Alaska.

How did we get here? Wasn’t it just yesterday that we were in elementary school, playing flashlight tag? Middle school, jumping up and down on the bed after our first dance? High school, sneaking Mike’s Hard Lemonades and closed-mouth kisses? Or even college, studying until 10 pm, partying until 3 am, and then doing it […]

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Adios, Nicaragua; Hola, Next 6 Months!

Today’s my last day of volunteering here in Granada (you can bet your buns there’ll be tears), and on Saturday, I set off almost two months on the road. Though I’m muy triste to be leaving the little crazies that have given me more than my daily quota of hugs for the last three months, […]

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