Cherry Blossom Photo Diary // Brittany from Boston

Cherry Blossom Photo Diary

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Cherry blossom season, also known as sakura, is the most beautiful time of year to visit Asia! When I was in South Korea and Japan at this time last year I filled my camera with photos of the cherry blossoms and ran around in search of ever more photogenic blooms. These small pink and white […]

Newport Beach Visitor Guide // Brittany from Boston

Newport Beach Visitor Guide

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As popular in pop culture as anywhere in California, Newport Beach has been the setting for such television reality shows as The OC and Real Housewives of Orange County, among others. I haven’t watched those shows before, but I knew the reputation of Newport Beach as a wealthy beach town. Here the median price of […]

Capsule Hotels: What to Expect // Brittany from Boston

Capsule Hotels: What to Expect

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One of the experiences I was most eager to try in Tokyo was staying at a capsule hotel. I know, I know, there are far more culturally unique and interesting things to experience in Japan. But something about the idea of staying in a micro-hotel modeled after a first-class cabin in a high-end airplane just […]

10 Ways to Live a More Adventurous Life // Brittany from Boston

10 Ways to Live a More Adventurous Life

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I LOVE a good adventure. I love adventures of all kinds and I try to make every day a new adventure. Because there’s nothing worse than monotony, as far as I’m concerned. Adventures come in all shapes and sizes…some days I’m riding a camel in the desert, others I’m hiking through the mountains, others I’m […]

8 Reasons to Take a Vacation in the Wilderness // Brittany from Boston

8 Reasons To Take a Vacation in the Wilderness

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This time last year I was hiking through the beautiful wilderness of Patagonia, and it was one of the most life-changing experiences I’ve ever had. It’s an incredible place to visit and a great adventure to take on, but even if you’re not up for a challenge of that magnitude, there are still benefits to […]

My Top 10 Budget Travel Tips // Brittany from Boston

My Top 10 Budget Travel Tips

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Traveling on a budget allows you to use your money more wisely, to have richer experiences, and to travel as long as you can. I use the principles of budget travel all the time, it’s the only way I’ve been able to travel as extensively as I have. I’ve recently been asked to teach a […]

Americans in Croatia: The Tourist Craze Takes Over // Brittany from Boston

Americans in Croatia: The Tourist Craze Takes Over

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Croatia is rapidly becoming one of the hottest travel destinations and it’s not hard to see why. There are natural wonders like the Plitvice Lakes waterfalls, islands dotting the Dalmatian Coast, Italian-inspired wines and cuisine, a rich history, and all this available to budget travelers. But as this wave of tourism hits eastern Europe, there are both benefits […]