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Top 5: US Cities on My Bucket List

  • January 20, 2018

Thank you to HotelPlanner for sponsoring this post! While I’ve traveled pretty extensively through Europe and Asia, I’ve barely scratched the surface of my own country. I’ve always dreamed of taking an all-American road trip from sea to shining sea, but even a massive trip like that would leave out quite a few places. After sharing my list of places I’d like to visit in Europe, I thought it would be fun…

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Top 5: Nice, France

  • January 17, 2018

When I backpacked through Europe a few (um, okay, seven!) years ago with my friend, we created a pretty jam-packed itinerary. We started in Barcelona, then headed to Italy to take in all of the sites and eat all of the pasta in Bologna, Florence, and Rome. By the time we landed in Nice for the final stretch of our trip, we were pretty exhausted. Luckily, the pace of Nice…

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Sightseeing

Croatia’s Most Gorgeous National Parks

  • January 10, 2018

Croatia is certainly an up-and-coming vacation destination, with gorgeous islands like Hvar and Pag drawing both beach goers and hardcore partiers alike. But there is much more to this country than rugged coastline and beautiful beaches, and many tourists miss out by not exploring Croatia’s national parks. You could easily spend a few weeks touring all eight of them, but here are the three that capture the essence of Croatia’s…

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Top 5: European Cities on My Bucket List

  • January 3, 2018

Thank you to GoDoTrip for sponsoring this post! I thought it would be fun to kick off 2018 with some of my travel bucket lists. While I’ve been to a lot of places, I have a list a mile long of all the spots I still want to see. To kick things off, here are my Top 5 European cities that I’d like to visit! 1. Cinque Terre, Italy Okay,…

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Life on the Road

Atlas Abandoned’s Top 10 Posts of 2017

  • December 22, 2017

What. A. Year. I know people say that every year, but can we all agree that 2017 was really a year? I certainly felt it personally, and I think the world felt it, too. In the chaos of it all, I launched this little blog back in February and it has been my pride and joy since then. In honor of that, I thought it would be fun to do a…

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Budget Travel: A Day in NYC for $20

  • December 18, 2017

There’s no getting around it – New York is an expensive city. From real estate prices to $18 martinis, there is no shortage of ways to ball out in NYC. But it’s actually really easy to experience New York on the cheap as well. Not only are there tons of free attractions, but also inexpensive places to chow down, too. Need proof? Check out my budget guide to enjoying a…

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Travel Ethics: Animal Tourism in Southeast Asia

  • December 11, 2017

Instagram recently added a feature to its search function that prompts a warning message when someone is looking for certain animal-related hashtags: If you click “Learn More,” you’re taken to the Instagram help page, which provides information about environmental and ethical concerns associated with interacting with wild animals. Having spent a significant amount of time living and traveling around Southeast Asia, I’m no stranger to attractions like riding elephants or…

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Top 5: Jeju Island, Korea

  • November 20, 2017

Jeju is a volcanic island located off the coast of mainland Korea, just a quick one-hour plane ride from Busan. It’s a popular vacation destination for Koreans, and is filled with gorgeous hiking trails, offbeat museums, and beautiful beaches. I went there while I was teaching English in Korea, mostly because it was so conveniently located and my vacation time was limited. It turned out to be an awesome trip,…

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Food & Drink

The Best Asian Food in Queens

  • November 13, 2017

If you’re a first-time visitor to New York (or second, or third, or tenth), you’ll probably spend a lot of time exploring Manhattan’s most delicious dining spots. With over 24,000 eating establishments on the island alone, you could spend a lifetime eating your way through its impressive number of restaurants and never reach the end. But if you’re interested in Asian food, I recommend you head out of the city…

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Sightseeing

Hiking in Mecca Hills Painted Canyon

  • November 8, 2017

I recently returned from a work trip to southern California, and was able to spend a little time adventuring around before I returned to New York. One of the coolest things I did was go hiking with my coworkers at Mecca Hills Painted Canyon, located just outside of Palm Springs. Before you even consider doing this hike, be sure you’re driving either an SUV or a rental car with a…

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