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Enlightenment and errors from an American girl travelling the world

Her Grand Tour

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21 Jun 2018

Cottonwood is the new Sedona. Avoid the tourists and spend a day in this beautiful town filled with cafes, plenty of Arizona wine, and independent shops

5 Dec 2017

How to get to Catherine Palace from Saint Petersburg, including: navigating the Russian transport system, surprise pastries, and a history lesson.

5 Dec 2017

An idiot's guide to Bavarian beer, far too many pretzels, and a day of sightseeing gone entirely wrong. Enjoy.

11 Aug 2017

Don't feel like following the usual tourist path? If you like amazing food, once in a lifetime cultural experiences, and cats (yep, cats)... I've got your back.

17 Jul 2017

If you happen to find yourself in Genoa for a day, here's my idea of the perfect itinerary. Hint: It involves excessive carb and wine consumption.

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