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Chicago: A Dark Soul at Peace

I found Chicago on an impossibly sunny winter weekend, right on the cusp of spring. Since I’d first heard of the city years ago, I’d felt inexplicably drawn to it;...

Three Lessons Learned by a Traveler with a Broken Foot

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A Love Letter to Cartagena, Colombia

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“If Used the Right Way, Disobedience Can be a Virtue.” Celinne by Herself, Paulo Coelho’s Blog

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Prague: What Fairy Tale Dreams Are Made Of

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The Amazon: Breathing from the Lungs of the Earth (Colombia, Peru)

I don’t know what came over me when I decided that I had to explore the Amazon. It began with a gnawing and rapidly intensifying curiosity – I longed to...

Chiang Mai: The Quiet, Charming Soul of Thailand

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London: The City That Won’t Make Eye Contact

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Colombia’s Best Kept Secret

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Three Must-Try Wineries in Napa Valley

My pull towards Napa was initially hesitant due to its over-hyped name. My inner Italian snob questioned whether this place could ever measure up to Umbria or Tuscany: could the...

Milan, the Functional Italian City

Well, Milan, you did it. You’ve managed to capture what only two cities before you have done – my commitment. Only in Rome and Amsterdam have I felt such a...

24 Hours in Tuscan Heaven

I believe that each one of us, whether we know it or not, has one spot that we instinctively run to when we are in desperate need of stability. Part...