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Life in Accra: Preparing for your trip to Ghana

April 15, 2014

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I can’t believe it’s already been 5 months and I still haven’t really written anything about Ghana. Forgive me? Hopefully this will make it up to you… I’ll be spending the next few weeks covering my time in Accra in a series called THIS is Africa: Life in Accra, Ghana. In this week’s post, I talk about the [...]

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Is Travel Insurance Really Worth It?

April 8, 2014


“Be still. You’re bleeding.” He lightly patted a cold, damp cloth on the left side of my face, just above my eye. I felt cloudy and a slow dull pain began to creep across my face. “Let me see it,” I demanded. After some resistance, he let me up to survey the damage. A nice open [...]

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I Like It Slow

April 1, 2014


Thirty countries before I turned 30. That was the goal I set in 2010. I had less than 2 years to take my barely double digit country count and more than double it. A hefty task, but I was up for the challenge. At the time, travel was back in my life with a vengeance [...]

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The Day I Interviewed Mrs. Obama About Travel

March 25, 2014


What? You didn’t know the First Lady and I were like best buds? Yeah, so a few days ago in China, after all of her press appearances, we were enjoying some tea…. Ok, so what really happened was… A few Fridays ago I received an email from CNN iReport team requesting a video question for [...]

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Make Your Travel Dreams a Reality in 2014

January 21, 2014


Happy New Year! I hope you all had an amazing holiday season with friends and loved ones and 2014 is off to a great start. I’m extremely grateful for another year of life (and travel) and excited for everything 2014 has in store… 2013 Travel Year in Review In terms of travel in 2013, it was [...]

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