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Florentine, for One

In order to slowly ease into my solo voyage, I took baby steps in parting from my large and loving Birthright family.

After we said tearful goodbyes to the bulk of the group heading back to the States, the 10 of us remaining rented a killer penthouse apartment blocks from the beach in Tel Aviv on vibrant Ben Yehuda Street. 376 more words


Nesting Abroad - Finding a Home Away From Home

Guys, I’m gonna make a resolution, and that resolution is to start blogging weekly, rather than sporadically. So from now on, you can expect (actually…don’t expect, maybe just hope for) new posts sometime on Fridays New Zealand time, which is Thursday evenings/Friday mornings in the US. 1,175 more words

New Zealand


Prior to starting my little trip I decided to book most of the hostel accommodation in advance like most people would. I booked Hawaii, Tokyo, Beijing and Hong Kong I left Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia till closer to my arrival. 431 more words

More on Japan

My flight leaves in six and a half very short hours. I don’t want to leave but I am oh so ready to be back. For one thing, this damn keyboard. 461 more words

My Life

My first stay in a Hostel - The Pod Share [Los Angeles, CA.]

For the second year in a row I decided I would embark on a solo trip to get away and explore a new city. The previous year I did this in New York City and Philly, while this year I decided to visit Los Angeles. 619 more words


Olomouc, City of Stinky Cheese

I will always remember Olomouc (Oh-la-mohts) as my first solo excursion in the Czech Republic (August 24-26). It’s a decently sized university town that’s low-key and easy to navigate, lots of local kavárnas (cafés), čajovnas (teahouses), and microbreweries as well as parks. 494 more words


Hoi Ahhhhhn

Hong Kong and Hanoi were exhilarating. Halong Bay was beautiful but bizarre. Sapa was beautiful yet exhausting. Hoi An marks the first time I’ve been able to relax. 364 more words