Posts tagged travel guide
A Long Weekend in Sevilla, Spain | The Most Stunning Sights + Coziest Cafes

While our trip last month was not my first visit to Sevilla, Spain (or “Seville,” I suppose, as we say in the states), but it felt as if I was seeing everything with fresh, new eyes. My memories of the Sevilla I visited 6 years ago are nothing but a blur of Semana Santa festivities that commemorated the holy week of Easter.

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A Handful of Favorite Cafes + Eats in Malaga, Spain

Once I released my hold on the reins and embraced vacation-mode, I could enjoy the long weekend in its entirety. I felt my body and mind melting into a more relaxed state with every second we were there. Coming from a week of intense dancing and recovery, it turned out that my poor muscles needed the heat and salt water to loosen them up again. 

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Vietnam Part 3 | The Best of Food and Coffee in the Mekong Delta + Ho Chi Minh City

This second leg of our trip was definitely a bit more wild than the first. We went from staying a few nights deep in the untamed green jungle of the Mekong River Delta to the untamed urban jungle of Ho Chi Minh City. Both places were filled with beautiful kinds of chaos in completely different ways. 

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Vietnam Part 2 | The Best of Food and Coffee in Da Nang + Hoi An

There are two things that I believe will always help you to deeply learn about a new culture from the inside out- people and food. Books, research, and visiting monuments are all well and good, but if you want to get to the heart of a culture, talk to the people and eat their food. In fact, if you get the chance, talk to the people while you prepare and eat food together. 

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Vietnam Part 1 | Travel Diary + On Finding Joy in Being the Outsider

I am not even sure how to start writing about Vietnam. My mom and I spent a little over two weeks traveling and working in this stunning country and we did so much in that short amount of time that I am still trying to wrap my mind around it all. However, I wanted to share some of the experiences with you now, while at least it is still fresh and vivid. 

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The Art of the Short Stopover | 24 Hours or Less in Barcelona, Strasbourg + Toulouse

Having traveled solo for 9 months around Europe, I have become a bit of a maestra of carefully conducting travel plans in the most budget-friendly way possible. However, something I have not exactly mastered as artfully, is making those plans both cheap and simple. My trips tend to end up being quite elaborate, with multiple stopovers, out-of-the-way overnight stays in random cities, and chain links of planes, trains and the occasional bus.

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Sofia, Bulgaria | A Brief City Guide + On Finding Tenderness

What is an island? Where can I find tenderness? Our fatigued limbs were happy for a rest as we lounged on the floor, pencils in hand, flexing our mind muscles to answer these seemingly simple yet complex questions. A place away from the mainstream. Away from fast-paced routine where you can sit with yourself and be with others, completely in peace. Somewhere that may be small but we make space for each other.

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Snapshots from Stockholm + The Travel Duet

While in Stockholm, I felt as if I was weaving myself around in a little traveling dance- together and apart, together and apart. Solo, duet, Solo duet. Next to exploring my hometown and having a mini-moon in New York after getting married, this was only the second time that M and I had ever traveled together.  He was called to Stockholm for a conference and I tagged along to explore this new city and take some dance + yoga workshops there.

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London | A Simple-Beauty-Seeker City Tour

I am finally back in Tangier and part of me is content with swinging back into a routine, especially with this perfect spring weather blowing across the mediterranean, but the other part of me wants to stay on the move. The electricity of travel is still sparking in my veins and I can’t help continuing to lust over Pinterest photos, city names and calls for international dance workshops. I also keep revisiting all of my pictures from this last trip to London, wondering how soon I can go back again. 

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