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I Wore All The Clothes in My Suitcase on the Plane to Avoid Baggage Fees

The setting is Berlin Schönefeld Airport at 5:30 a.m. on a weekday in mid-June, 2015. Jessica had been on a bar crawl until an hour and a half previously, had made the mistake of napping for half an hour, and now felt like absolute hell. As she squinted in the sunlight starting to filter in …

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7 *MORE* Travel Mistakes I Made – And How You Can Avoid Them

From the same cow onesie-clad traveler who brought you “7 Travel Mistakes I Made – And How You Can Avoid Them,” I present to you…7 more travel mistakes I made! Wait another 6-8 months and maybe we’ll have a third edition! Yippee! 1. Waiting to book transportation between popular cities until the day of  Just like booking …

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My Week in Budapest Was A Huge Mess – And I Loved Every Second

If you were at Stansted Airport in London on June 12, 2017, you probably saw a girl wearing a dress, leggings, shorts, and two jackets to avoid Ryanair baggage fees, clutching her shoes and backpack to her chest while frantically running through the airport in her socks. That girl would have been me, and that …

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7 Travel Mistakes I Made–And How You Can Avoid Them

Everyone’s got their thing. Some people are super high maintenance. Some people are clumsy. My thing is that I’m accident-prone, directionally-challenged and a magnet for unusual situations. Those three things would make my life interesting enough if I just stayed in one place. However, because I travel and do things like skip my college graduation to spend …

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My First 48 Hours of Traveling Alone Were One Big Misadventure–And I Lived to Tell the Tale

As someone who was still prone to getting lost in San Francisco after living there for five years, I got a lot of raised eyebrows when I told people I a) bought a one-way ticket to Colombia to meet up with friends and b) was traveling alone after. Three weeks before my flight to Cartagena, …

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