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    A Final Goodbye in Thailand

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    A Final Goodbye in Thailand Forks were a luxury in a place without toilets or running water. When your daily existence depends upon the secrecy of your location, survival itself takes precedence over dirty hands. I’d been living in Mae Hong Son province for three months, used to scooping up rice with a bare hand […]

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    Choosing the Southwest Airlines Card that Matches Your Travel Lifestyle

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Southwest Airlines is currently the largest domestic carrier in the U.S. They attract the flying public for a number of reasons. First, customers enjoy their competitive pricing and variety of expanding flight routes. Second, standard amenities are the norm, not the exception, on Southwest. These include free baggage checks on your first two bags, no […]

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    Bravery in Malawi

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    I’m sure my parents won’t like to hear this but taking risks is part of experiencing the world. To quote a favorite movie of mine, “A life lived in fear, is a life half-lived.” I keep reminding myself of this when I question putting aside my anxieties and having faith that something will work out […]

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    The parched sand of Tahrir Square, Egypt

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    Cairo’s Tahrir Square is an uninspiring sandbox, lacking any color or foliage. It is surrounded by unloved concrete and internationally-notorious traffic. It is a feeble place to launch a revolution. But in 2011, Tahrir Square became an Earthly portal linking mortals and the Olympus gods. We jammed drinking straws through the sand and sucked up […]

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    Perfect Autumn City Break: London

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    As a budget traveler, ever since my very first independent trip, I’ve started to learn how to keep my costs down while still affording to travel. I’ve been traveling since I was in University and at that time my only source of money was the freelance work I would do (translations and ghost-writing). Shoulder season […]

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    Freedom Fog in the USA

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    Freedom fog in the USA I woke up early on that magical morning and looked out the window of my grandparents’ lake house in Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin. That is, I tried to look out the window, for all I could see was a wall of white. The window squeaked as I rubbed it with my […]

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    Independence: Feeling Free in the USA

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    Independence: Feeling Free In the USA Sometimes I feel as if the world isn’t spinning for me anymore. It’s as if the world is spinning but I’m not moving with it. I begin to feel congested with shallow thoughts that ultimately don’t matter, but I know how to always bring myself back. I know how […]

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    The Yauri I will never forget in Nigeria

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    Do you know that a bird on hand is much better than many on tree? At times, giving eyewitness account only reduces a story to nothing but understatement or exaggeration. In the past, I’ve heard too many stories from my friends about their tour to various places where they could be themselves however it only […]

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    Free to Swim or Sink in the USA

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    Free to Swim or Sink in the USA The water on the Ocoee River in eastern Tennessee was higher than usual. Luckily, higher water on this river meant my chance of meeting a rock while upside down was lessened. I sat in my borrowed whitewater kayak and, just below me, there was a fall aptly […]

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    Wide Open Spaces in Argentina

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    When was the last time you were in complete and utter silence? The last time you saw nothing but nature surrounding you with nothing man-made besides the clothes on your back? Have you ever been in such a place? This may all sound very underwhelming…but in fact in can be one of the most overwhelming […]

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Aug
27

A Final Goodbye in Thailand

A Final Goodbye in Thailand Forks were a luxury in a place without toilets or running water. When your daily existence depends upon the secrecy of your location, survival itself takes precedence over dirty hands. I’d been living in Mae Hong Son province for three months, used to scooping up rice with a bare hand […]

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2014-07-05_53b78de8ae56b_DallaDallaBaby.jpg
Aug
27

Bravery in Malawi

I’m sure my parents won’t like to hear this but taking risks is part of experiencing the world. To quote a favorite movie of mine, “A life lived in fear, is a life half-lived.” I keep reminding myself of this when I question putting aside my anxieties and having faith that something will work out […]

Read More
2014-07-05_53b783094198d_PTWNewYearsTokyo.jpg
Aug
26

The parched sand of Tahrir Square, Egypt

Cairo’s Tahrir Square is an uninspiring sandbox, lacking any color or foliage. It is surrounded by unloved concrete and internationally-notorious traffic. It is a feeble place to launch a revolution. But in 2011, Tahrir Square became an Earthly portal linking mortals and the Olympus gods. We jammed drinking straws through the sand and sucked up […]

Read More
2014-07-05_53b776630112a_IMG_8244.jpg
Aug
26

Freedom Fog in the USA

Freedom fog in the USA I woke up early on that magical morning and looked out the window of my grandparents’ lake house in Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin. That is, I tried to look out the window, for all I could see was a wall of white. The window squeaked as I rubbed it with my […]

Read More
2014-07-05_53b76de400d15_woodsnew.jpg
Aug
25

Independence: Feeling Free in the USA

Independence: Feeling Free In the USA Sometimes I feel as if the world isn’t spinning for me anymore. It’s as if the world is spinning but I’m not moving with it. I begin to feel congested with shallow thoughts that ultimately don’t matter, but I know how to always bring myself back. I know how […]

Read More
2014-07-17_53c79c2acbf27_fishh.jpeg
Aug
25

The Yauri I will never forget in Nigeria

Do you know that a bird on hand is much better than many on tree? At times, giving eyewitness account only reduces a story to nothing but understatement or exaggeration. In the past, I’ve heard too many stories from my friends about their tour to various places where they could be themselves however it only […]

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london
Aug
26

Perfect Autumn City Break: London

As a budget traveler, ever since my very first independent trip, I’ve started to learn how to keep my costs down while still affording to travel. I’ve been traveling since I was in University and at that time my only source of money was the freelance work I would do (translations and ghost-writing). Shoulder season […]

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lisa katie at nice guy HRD
Aug
22

Hollywood: The NICE GUY is OPEN!

What is The NICE GUY? The latest bar lounge hybrid experience from John Tezian, Brian Toll, Markus Molinari and Adam Koral of The h.wood Group. John Terzian says, “This is [The h.wood group's] first venture into a restaurant/lounge concept, it was an organic step for our brand, we created a fun and upscale lounge atmosphere […]

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bhp
Aug
18

Visiting the sites of London

Anyone who visits London will know why it is consistently at the top of the, “Most Visited Cities in the World” list. In 2013, it was the most visited city in the world with nearly 16 million visitors. With attractions such as their numerous museums, Buckingham Palace, and The London Eye, London has something for […]

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mapping megan interview
Aug
10

100+ Countries in A Lifetime: Interviewed by @MappingMegan

Thank you to Mapping Megan for interviewing me for her fantastic travel site. Read the full interview “100+ Countries in a Lifetime” by clicking here. A few questions to get you intrigued: How has travel enriched your life? Travel has shaped my life. I went on a teen tour to Israel, which inspired me to study in […]

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We Said

lisa katie at nice guy HRD
Aug
22

Hollywood: The NICE GUY is OPEN!

What is The NICE GUY? The latest bar lounge hybrid experience from John Tezian, Brian Toll, Markus Molinari and Adam Koral of The h.wood Group. John Terzian says, “This is [The h.wood group's] first venture into a restaurant/lounge concept, it was an organic step for our brand, we created a fun and upscale lounge atmosphere […]

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mapping megan interview
Aug
10

100+ Countries in A Lifetime: Interviewed by @MappingMegan

Thank you to Mapping Megan for interviewing me for her fantastic travel site. Read the full interview “100+ Countries in a Lifetime” by clicking here. A few questions to get you intrigued: How has travel enriched your life? Travel has shaped my life. I went on a teen tour to Israel, which inspired me to study in […]

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betsy and lisa
Aug
5

La Ventura: Modern Mexican Food Melts in Your Mouth

La Ventura: Modern Mexican Food Melts in Your Mouth I had the opportunity to experience Jeffrey Saad‘s new restaurant, La Ventura, on Ventura Boulevard in Studio City last night. “[Saad's] insatiable appetite for ingredients and flavors and encyclopedic knowledge of spices allows him to create ‘food without borders.’” I fully enjoyed everything and highly recommend you […]

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Aug
5

August Views on WSGT

From the latest WSGT news: This August there are many views to pay attention to: My Wharton article, Harnessing YouTube Marketing Power, was the MOST POPULAR POST on the site for over a week! Next article on Venture Capital Funding. We Said Go Travel on YouTube is at nearly 240,000 views so probably one month away from […]

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