6 Important Ways You Can Make a Difference from Abroad

Between Coronavirus, racial injustice, protests, and the lack of clear leadership from the current administration, I think the last few weeks have left many Americans wondering how to make a difference from abroad. As my own answer to that question, I created an initiative—Stimulate Change. It calls on Americans abroad to donate their U.S. government…

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An Open Letter to American Expats

This is a travel blog. But it’s also a blog for expats—specifically (since it’s my own area of expertise), American expats. I don’t know about you, but over the past several weeks, I’ve been struggling with my identity as an American, the feeling of being (physically) distanced from issues I care about, and the helplessness…

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Things We Are Not Taller Than: San Francisco, CA

Things We Are Not Taller Than: San Francisco is part of a series. You can read about the origins of our travel tradition here. The thing about being a local in San Francisco, is that you don’t often do the touristy things. While I have walked across the Golden Gate Bridge several times, I’d never been…

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Where to Celebrate Halloween in the USA

Bring out your dead! It’s my favorite time of the year, and the time when I’m pining most to be back in the States…Halloween! Last year I collaborated with The Flyaway Life on a list of haunted getaways all around the United States. So if you love tricks, treats, and travel as much as I do, give it a read!

5 Haunted Getaways in the USA

Love Letters to London, Kuala Lumpur, and Chicago

This post is part of a series of love letters written by travel bloggers and expats about their favorite places around the world. Read more here! Love Letter to London from Vanessa at Wanderlust Crew Dear London, Before I even met you, I knew I loved you. Between the pages of my favorite books and…

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Love Letters to Rotterdam, Luang Prabang, and Seattle

This post is part of a series of love letters written by travel bloggers and expats about their favorite places around the world. Read more here! Love Letter to Rotterdam from Jessy at Planet Pilgrims Dearest Rotterdam, You completely captured my heart when I visited last summer for a couple of days. My daughter and…

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Love Letters to New York City, Seoul, and Galway

This post is part of a series of love letters written by travel bloggers and expats about their favorite places around the world. Read more here! Love Letter to New York City from Anisa at Two Traveling Texans Dearest New York City, You never cease to amaze me. I am never bored when I am with…

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Your Detailed Local Guide to San Francisco

I was lucky enough to grow up in the Bay Area, so it’s with a bit of bias that I say that San Francisco is the jewel in the Golden State’s crown. It combines all the best things about the state in one trip to California. Nature, food, art, nightlife…there are always things to do…

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5 Places to Visit in the Midwest

This guest post was written by Michelle from Travel After Five, a blog specializing in tips and guides for traveling professionals.  There are a lot of places to visit in the Midwest, stretching from North Dakota down to Kansas, and east to Ohio. Besides some of the nicest people you will ever meet, the Midwest…

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GQ’s Oakland Weekend Guide

I’m always pumped to see a mention of my hometown, Oakland, in the news for something good, so I’ve gotta give GQ a major fist bump for showing The Town some love. Even if it does imply major gentrification. https://www.gq.com/story/oakland-weekend-guide