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Airline Adventures (or, Even Grown-ups Have Meltdowns)

Hello friends! I recently returned from a long trip to Cape Town, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it.You may recall that CT was one of the stops on my 2012 backpacking trip, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to go back to one of my favorite travel destinations. I […]

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Leaving on a Jet Plane

They say that all good things must come to an end, and as such, it was time to say goodbye to Hong Kong. In some ways, it was hard to leave HK, not just because it was a great travel destination, but also because it signified the end of my big world trip. Though, in […]

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Hong Kong, Here I Come!

I didn’t get to Hong Kong till much later than expected. The original plan was to take the Airport Express train from the airport to Hong Kong Island, a roughly 37 Km ride, and then take the complimentary shuttle provided by the hotel. Unfortunately, the plan didn’t work out due to a 5 hour flight […]

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Choco Pies, socks and sandals, and Spam sandwiches: random scenes from Hanoi International Airport

I should have known that something was bound to go wrong; my travel plans had been moving along all too perfectly ’til this point! Which is when I found myself stuck at Hanoi International Airport for a solid seven hours. Not quite a catastrophe, but sometimes when you’re tired and lonely, it sure seems like […]

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The World’s Most Expensive Magazine?

Once at the Auckland airport, I had some time to kill, and leftover currency to spend. I must admit, I was shocked at how expensive some of the typical airport items were! I went for a bottle of water for $5.12 NZD ($4.03 USD), which seems astronomical. But the real shocker was how expensive all […]

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