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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is a rather unlikely tourist destination. Aside from being the capital of the U.S. state of Utah, its claims to fame are being the host of the 2002 Winter Olympics and its role as the seat of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, more commonly known as the Mormon Church. […]

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Say What?? Travel Photo: Title

Bangkok is a city of many food courts. But it’s not quite the type of food court you like to think of. You see, the Thai version of a food court involves booths that only make one or two unique items. Often times, these will have a central cashier somewhere. That’s not to say that […]

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Why I Don’t Like Visiting Cities

When I told people I was going to China for 2 months, their faces lit up as they gushed about all those places they had always dreamed about seeing: Beijing, The Great Wall, and Xian’s Army of Terracotta Warriors. So imagine the looks on their faces when I told them that my travels did not […]

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Weekend in DC

Imagine, if you will, a city filled with gleaming white, regal-looking buildings. A gleaming capital city…the palatial crown of this democracy. That is, of course, if you don’t turn your head a little to the left! Washington DC is a city of contrasts. On one hand, it’s a picture perfect city that looks exactly like […]

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Traveling Light

“Pack Light.” It’s a statement that’s constantly banged into our brains! But do we listen? Not always! I know what you’re probably thinking… “But I do pack light!” And it’s true, packing light is completely open to intrpretation and needs. But I’d be willing to bet that even with your version of “packing light,” you […]

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Travel Without a Plan

Would you set off traveling without every day planned out? I do! And you know what? I wouldn’t have it any other way! But wait, you say, how do you know what you’re going to do?? Well, in short, I don’t! Okay…that’s not completely true. What I do is a lot of pre-departure research. And […]

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