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Traveling with a Chronic Illness

Traveling with a Chronic Illness

Traveling with a chronic illness! Is that even possible? One of my readers recently made a comment about her desire to travel despite her chronic illness. I was inspired to share my own experience traveling with a chronic illness. Most people know how much I love to travel. But not many, even those who know me personally, know that I have Crohn’s Disease. In a nutshell, it can give you intense abdominal pain and symptoms that resemble food poisoning. That’s…

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Laundry & Clothing Care While Traveling

Laundry & Clothing Care While Traveling

Laundry is something I’m always thinking about while traveling. Firstly, I hate doing laundry wherever I am. But especially since I’m trying to be a “light packer.” This means less clothes overall and a greater need to wash them away from home. I’ve stayed in hotels, Airbnbs, hostels and beyond. Each has its own unique challenges when it comes to laundry. Washing Laundry Major hotel chains usually have laundry rooms with coin-operated machines. Get change from the front desk and…

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Navigating the Seoul Subway

Navigating the Seoul Subway

Are you scared of getting lost? In a foreign country? Aren’t we all! I talked about navigating the New York City subway. It’s one of the largest in the world. Now let’s explore the Seoul subway. I’d rate it as a 10/10 when it comes to being easy to navigate. And the cute safety videos (below) are an added bonus. T-Money card You’ve entered a Seoul subway station. Now you need to pay. Vending machines sell T-Money cards. Add money…

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Road Trips: Your Ultimate Planning Guide

Road Trips: Your Ultimate Planning Guide

Road trips are so much fun. It’s just you, your friends and the open road. But lots of people hate driving long distances. How can you make dreaded road trips just a little bit more bearable? Or if you love them already, make them even better! Road Trip Buddies First, think about who you will travel with. Your company is very important. It will make a big impact on how the trip goes and how much you enjoy the trip….

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Airbnb: My First Experience in South Korea

Airbnb: My First Experience in South Korea

Airbnb. I’d heard so many things about them. Honestly, I was scared. I was worried that something bad would happen. And that there would be no hotel desk to run too. For years I stayed away from Airbnb. I’ve even stayed in hostels, but was afraid of Airbnb. Then my last trip to South Korea came along. Seoul Location My first stop was in Seoul. I stayed in the Wolgok/Korea University area. There were a lot of apartments on Airbnb.com…

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Skyline Architecture: that Takes Your Breath Away

Skyline Architecture: that Takes Your Breath Away

A skyline reminds us of the beauty of nearby and foreign cities. The architecture they display capture a whole moment and give us wanderlust. Take Buenos Aires (above) for example. Look at the way the buildings are are different sizes and shapes. I love that contrast. Let’s transport ourselves to nearby and far away locales. Keep scrolling and picture yourself traveling to new and interesting places. New York City New adventures await me everytime I visit New York City. It…

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Non-tourist Things to Do in Seoul

Non-tourist Things to Do in Seoul

Are you a non-tourist traveler? Maybe you’ve visited Seoul, South Korea before. Maybe you haven’t. But you want to go to the places tourists don’t go. You want to experience Seoul, South Korea like a local. Then head with me over to Wolgok and the Korea University area. Let’s live like locals. I chose this area because I wanted to visit a place in Seoul I had never seen. How do regular people spend their day? What would a non-tourist…

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My First Airport Lounge Experience in Taipei Taiwan

My First Airport Lounge Experience in Taipei Taiwan

April marked my first visit to Taiwan. Check out the post here. I experienced another first last month. I visited my first airport lounge. You know. It’s the place where all the First Class passengers magically appear from at boarding time. Airport Lounge Location The lounge was the Plaza Premium Lounge, located inside the Taoyuan International Airport (TPE). There are four of these Plaza Premium Lounges in the airport. I stayed in the one located in Zone D of the…

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Taipei Taiwan: My First Visit

Taipei Taiwan: My First Visit

I had been planning to go back to South Korea for quite some time. While I love revisiting my favorite destinations, there’s something magical about a completely new one! I booked tickets with a layover in Taipei, Taiwan. A 12 hour layover to be exact. What do you do with all that time? Go on the Free Taiwan Half-Day Tour. I got a lot of info about the tour at the Taiwan booth of the New York Times Travel Show…

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Where do World Travelers like best? An Interview

Where do World Travelers like best? An Interview

Why do world travelers go to the places they do? What’s their favorite way to get around in a foreign city? Keep reading for my interview with Layla, who has traveled to many interesting countries around the globe. She’s not stopping anytime soon. Q: What is your favorite travel destination and why? Bath, England is like going back in time, but still having the present with you. The architecture and cobblestone streets make me feel like I’m in a Jane…

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