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    Tips,  Travel Hacks,  Travel Planning

    8 Travel Mistakes to Avoid That Will Save You Hundreds

    As an avid traveler and travel writer, I am often overjoyed to hear about places and experiences other people share with me – especially if it’s somewhere I have yet to visit that is on my list. During a recent family gathering, my cousins had just come back from a summer vacation in Aruba with their parents and were telling me all about it. Rather than go on about the beauty of the island or the activities they participated in, they aunt + uncle included kept referencing how expensive they thought everything was. The more they talked about it, the more it seemed this fact overshadowed the entirety of their trip.…

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    Europe,  Italy,  Personal Story

    That Time My Suitcase Was Stolen in Venice

      While traveling, getting all of your belongings stolen is one of the worst things that can happen to you. I mean, yes in the grand scheme of things, it probably isn’t. But the moment it is happening to you, there is nothing more devastating than realizing everything you so carefully bought, packed and brought with you is GONE probably being sold in back alleyways for pennies.   But how did it happen? The moment I set foot on to the train I noticed there was a section near the door with tons of suitcases. The conductor barely let me find my seat before he pointed to that very spot and told me to leave my bag there…