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When I tell people I'm flirting with 30, they tell me I look like I'm in college and I have the energy of a pre-adolescent. Well, that's good because did you know there are 195 countries in this world? My goal is to travel to as many countries as my age. My current count? 14. Yikes. Better get jetsettin'! Read More

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Category: Travel Musings

While traveling abroad, there are numbers of connections, incidents, and observations to be had. I created this travel musings section to share personal thoughts, stories, and insights along the way. Why? Because life is amusing and too interesting not to share. 🙂 You can find my personal thoughts on Amsterdam’s Red Light District, stories of the amazing kindness from strangers, and what it’s like to live in the country. There is so much to share beyond things to do and places to eat. I hope to inspire you to get out there and travel. If not, hopefully you can live vicariously and experience some of these moments through my words.  Travel isn’t always glamorous and my aim is to write from a very honest angle in all that I’ve experienced along this journey. Also, I started this section because I am funding my travels through career coaching on CultiVitae where I spend countless hours a week writing professional resume and cover letters. I like to think of this as my little creative project and outlet. Thank you for reading! <3, Emily
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Travel Photographer Tips and Advice – Interview with Limpers

December 16, 2016 by in category Travel Musings

Travel Photography Tips Through an Interview with @Limpers Today’s interview is with a special person near and dear to my heart. Yep, you guessed it, it’s with Christian (@limpers), my one and only fiance! A lot has changed since 3 years ago when we first started dating. For the first time in my life when [...]

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Why We Decided to Stop Traveling Halfway into Our Adventure Year

November 14, 2016 by in category Travel Musings

Why We Decided to Stop Traveling Halfway into Our Adventure Year Dear Travel Diary, After 18 months of planning and saving, Chris and I had finally done it! We had sold his condo, sold my car, quit our jobs, stored or sold all of our belongings, bought world travel insurance, packed our travel essentials into [...]

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What I’ve Learned from the 2016 Elections

November 10, 2016 by in category Travel Musings

What I've Learned from the 2016 Elections Dear Travel Diary, When I woke up to headlines reading, “Donald Trump is Elected President” I was in shock and in disbelief. How is this possible? Is this an Onion article? I went to bed at 2am in Portugal as ballots were being counted in Texas. I knew [...]

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101 Best Travel Quotes to Inspire and Fuel Your Wanderlust

October 24, 2016 by in category Travel Musings tagged as , , , ,

101 Best Travel Quotes to Inspire and Fuel your Wanderlust Whether you are currently traveling or are itching to travel, this list of 101 travel quotes will undoubtedly open a window into the importance of travel. I had so much fun compiling this list as it’s become more evident than ever that travel has been shaping great minds [...]

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Travel Update: Life in the French Countryside

October 12, 2016 by in category Travel Musings tagged as , ,

A Day in the Life of the French Countryside Dear Travel Diary, Chris and I have left Paris and gone 250 miles south to the French countryside. We experienced going from 60mph to 5mph. This metaphor is literal as we are no longer traveling on high speed trains throughout London and Amsterdam… instead we are [...]

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Let’s Have Sex Tonight in Amsterdam… Please?

September 29, 2016 by in category Travel Musings tagged as , , ,

A first time visiting female's perspective on Amsterdam's Red Light District Dear Travel Diary, It's 11am on Tuesday and Amsterdam's Red Light District is empty and quiet aside from some tourist groups (including ours) and a group of locals stepping out of the massive old church located in the very center. I know, ironic, right? Walking through this [...]

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Travel Update: Random Acts of Kindness

September 22, 2016 by in category Travel Musings tagged as , ,

Random Acts of Kindness Dear Travel Diary, As I was in the Amsterdam airport, standing in the snail-paced Customs line, my mind did what it does best, wandered. My vivid imagination colored up an overweight, bearded man going ape shit because the Non-EU Passport line wasn’t moving. Disgruntled, impatient, and irate, he took out a [...]

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Travel Update: Lessons Learned

September 5, 2016 by in category Travel Musings tagged as , ,

Dear Travel Diary, It’s been 79 days since my last day I reported into a structured 40+ hour corporate work week. I’m afraid I don’t have any enlightening, ground-breaking, earth-shattering insights to share with you since I’ve traversed up the west coast of the United States, eaten poutine fries in Vancouver and Montreal, and seen [...]

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