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Guest Post: Toby Osbourn

Hi there, my name is Toby and I am a developer from Belfast. Recently I decided to ask Heather if she would be so kind to give me space on her site. Recently I flew to Japan for my honeymoon

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Santa Cruz, California: An Insider’s Guide

Santa Cruz, CA

As someone who lived in Santa Cruz for over four years, I feel as though I discovered much of what it has to offer and found many places outside the normal “tourist” agenda.  Here is the insider’s guide to visiting

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San Francisco: Recommendations from a Native

Even though I am a native to San Francisco, I know there’s still so much of the city I haven’t explored.  But I do have a few favorite places to eat, learn, and hang out.  If you happen to be

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Five Things To Do Before Moving Abroad

Moving abroad is a decision that most don’t make lightly.  Leaving your life as you know it and creating something entirely new in an unfamiliar place is scary and exciting.  Whether you’re leaving without a planned return date or moving

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How to Stay Connected to Home While Away

Home sickness is one of the most common perils of being away for extended periods of time, but by following these simple tips you can keep that connection strong. Keeping in touch while traveling can be very difficult while far

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3 Simple Steps to Master Minimalist Packing

As cliched as it sounds, the saying “Less is more,” really fits into the practice of minimalist packing.  Being able to utilize your tools of travel in the best possible way will reduce how much you bring with you and

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Choosing Where to Travel: Five Questions to Ask Yourself

Choosing Where to Travel

If you have limited time to travel like I do, you want to make your trip fit your idea of perfect as much as possible. One of the best ways to do that is to pick a great location, however

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Five Best Ways to Keep in Touch While Traveling

  Sometimes you just want to get away from it all. Cut off communication 100% from those not directly around you and just clear your head. But in this increasingly digital world, sometimes you want to share your photos, videos,

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The Secret to Making the Most of Your Trip

Most any place you go, there’s always at least one “touristy” spot.  The Colosseum in Rome, the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto, Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.  The examples are endless, but the a key idea to remember is that sometimes

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Five Tips to Buying Unique Souvenirs and Gifts

Finding unique souvenirs and gifts can be challenging, especially in more touristy places.  Having a little momento from each of your adventures makes the memories so much stronger.  Here are some tips I use to find great items! How to

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