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[28 May 2013 | 44 Comments | 21,141 views]
Tips on Using Smartphones Internationally

This post is a painful one to write, because figuring out the ins and outs of using your smartphone internationally is a pain in the butt. However, my iPhone has been useful in so many ways on my last two international trips that I want to share some of the tricks I learned with you guys in the hopes that they enhance (or add ease to) your next adventure abroad.

Before we begin, you should know that I have an iPhone 5 and my carrier is AT&T — all of my …

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[25 May 2013 | 32 Comments | 5,252 views]
International Travel Tips or: Things I’ve learned on Vacation

Adam and I recently returned from a (mostly) wonderful trip to Brazil — Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro — and Argentina — Iguazu Falls and Buenos Aires. And while the memories are still fresh in my mind, I wanted to share a few tips that I’ve picked up along the way — both in past wanderings and also on this particular time abroad.
While some of these suggestions are timeless, there are of course others that will not stand the test of time due to natural shifts in technology, economy, …

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[16 Sep 2011 | 16 Comments | 4,248 views]
Le Fantasme Foodie Commence!

Today is the day that Adam and I leave on our Whole Foods Foodie Fantasy trip to Berlin, Amsterdam, Bruges, and Paris. Thank you again for voting for the video and giving us the opportunity to experience the trip of a lifetime.
Being an OCD over-planner, I picked up a couple books from the library and a friend. I’ll admit that I didn’t crack the spine on some of these, but I think setting them next to my bed while I slept may have allowed some of the information to enter …

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[10 Mar 2011 | 13 Comments | 8,646 views]
A Long Weekend in Austin

Austin has become quite the tourist destination. According to a 2011 study from Brookings, Austin is the top city in the U.S. right now for recent college grads, and The Atlantic says it “could be America’s hottest city at the moment.”
Many visitors are traveling to Austin as I type this to participate in the SXSW interactive, film, and music conferences. Most of these folks are going to be attending just one conference, others will stay for longer. However, since we Americans are known for our limited vacation time, I thought …

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