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Reminiscing on My First Day of Travel Abroad Without a Plan

Selfie at Big Ben #3

It’s been many years since my first day of travel but still feels like yesterday. All I had was a one-way ticket from Los Angeles to London. Nothing else was planned. I only knew that I wanted to travel the world. Originally I planned to travel for 10 years and then reassess my life. It wasn’t long before that changed …

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A Comprehensive Guide to Spending 48 Hours on the Isle of Skye

Selfie at the Fairy Glen

Simply put, the Isle of Skye is my favorite place on Earth. With scenery that’s literally out of this world, I believe everyone must spend at least 48 hours on the Isle of Skye at least once. Most locals on the Isle of Skye will tell you it’s impossible to appreciate the island in just a day or two. Then …

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The Ultimate Backpacker’s Guide to St Andrews, Scotland

St Andrews Cathedral

St Andrews is a beautiful coastal village about an hour and a half north of Edinburgh. If you’ve had your fill of the big city and want to see what a smaller Scottish village looks like, or perhaps you just really like golf, St Andrews is the place for you. As part of the Kingdom of Fife, (which you can …

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London Food Tour: Learning All About the British Cuisine

Ella Delivering the London Food Tour

A friend once asked me what my favorite cuisine was. Without hesitation, I answered “British.” “That’s not a real cuisine,” he said. I beg to differ. England certainly has its own dishes, and a London food tour is the perfect way to learn about them. I won’t bother listing out every dish in the British cuisine. They’re already listed on …

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