Month: July 2017

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3 Days in Kuala Lampur: My Malaysia Itinerary

In Southeast Asia, Marie and I spent a total of 3.5 days in Kuala Lampur (KL). If we had more time, I would have liked to explore the rest of Malaysia and take a few day trips around the country. I know there are plenty […]

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Woman of the Week: Anna

I met Anna during middle school, when we had a few shared classes and sports teams. We struggled through softball, cross country, and volleyball together but we didn’t become really close until the night Melissa returned from her semester in Germany. The Suitcase Six gathered at the […]

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Planning for Portugal: Step 2 – Choosing a Destination

It’s time for Step 2 of the Planning for Portugal series: “decide where I’m going and for how long.” This is where I explain why CK and I have decided to spend all 16 days of our October vacation in Portugal! We knew there were […]

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Woman of the Week: Melissa

Melissa, one of the Suitcase Six is, is the featured Woman of the Week. Read her interview here!

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Planning Group Travel: HOPE Goes to Norway (Steps 1-3)

Next May, I’ll be leading a group of around 10 people on a week-long trip to Norway – all as part of my job! I currently work as the Mentoring Director for an undergraduate based program (HOPE) which trains college students to mentor juveniles who […]

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Woman of the Week: Hazel

Hazel is a Global Referrer and Business Relations Expert, public speaker on the topic of networking, and author, though she was a stay-at-home mom who hadn’t left the continental USA until around age 45. Hazel began working after her husband suffered an injury, quickly climbing her way […]

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Green Singapore: A City for the Eco-Conscious

In March, I got to spend about five days in Singapore with Marie and I fell in love with the place. One of the things I most appreciated about the city was that even though it’s got a population density comparable to New York City […]

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Fair Trade: What’s it got to do with travel?

At the start of college, I began volunteering at a gift shop called Global Gifts, which is a Fair Trade store selling items from artisans around the world. This was a formative experience over the four years I helped there, exposing me to art and […]

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Planning for Portugal: Step 1

I am currently planning a trip to 2.5 week trip to Portugal this early October and I thought I’d start sharing the planning as it unfolds to show you my process. In an earlier post, I outlined my 6 steps for building an itinerary. I will […]