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  • Travel in the time of Pokemon Go

    Travel in the time of Pokemon Go

    The other day I found myself hiking up to Prague Castle when suddenly, a Pikachu appeared on my map. I whirled around excitedly and ran down to catch him, but the bastard escaped from my Pokeball. That’s a strange thing to write as a grown woman in my late 20’s. But that’s the world we…

  • How travel inspired my writing

    How travel inspired my writing

    I’ve been having a lot of fun wandering around Europe over the past couple of months with nothing but my gnome and my camera. I’ve revisited some of my favorite places and seen a long list of new ones. My love for travel now is more impassioned than ever, but what I didn’t expect from…

  • What happens when you’re caught in a terrorist attack false alarm at Euro Fan Zone

    What happens when you’re caught in a terrorist attack false alarm at Euro Fan Zone

    I decided on a whim to come to Paris on Wednesday of last week because one of my best friends was going to be in town. It didn’t even occur to me until the night before I was scheduled to fly into Paris that the Euro tournament was in full swing all over France. I’ve…

  • How job interviews in the Czech Republic differ from the United States

    How job interviews in the Czech Republic differ from the United States

    One of the biggest sources of culture shock I’ve had so far in Prague is the job interview process. Since arriving in Prague, I’ve had a couple of interviews with different English schools and visited many offices throughout the city for visa-related appointments. And I’ve found that there is a world of difference between Czech…

  • Tinder: Europe versus Miami

    Tinder: Europe versus Miami

    I think we can all collectively agree that Tinder is a dating hell. It’s where the worst of people come together to superficially rate each other and desperately try to hook up. But I didn’t realize just how bad I had it before until I tried using it abroad. What a difference an ocean makes……

  • How travel cured my anxiety

    How travel cured my anxiety

    Exactly one year ago today, I was making $90,000 a year and had just come back from a vacation to Italy, where I am currently sitting writing this. I’m not trying to brag by saying that – the lawsuit I’m currently involved in for owed wages has made that figure public. And I am the…