Category Archives: Musings

A contradiction in my travel planning

So, here’s the thing. I love “accidental finds” – being open to trip tangents, going to random places, and enjoying them. But I also really like learning everything possible about a country before I go there. I’m not sure if … Continue reading

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Don’t count your money on the bus (and other things most travelers already know)

There has been quite a movement on travel blogs and Twitter in recent weeks for solo (female) travel and how irrational the stereotype is that it’s not safe for people (particularly women) to travel alone. This came up again recently … Continue reading

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The Accidental Finds Manifesto

Here it is, the Accidental Finds Travel Manifesto. Some tips for planning your trip the AF way! 1. Don’t overplan your trip. Yes, you want to know what you should see while you’re there, but be sure to leave time … Continue reading

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Using hobbies to connect abroad

Whether you are living in another country or just visiting, finding ways to engage in your favorite hobbies and activities abroad can be a great way to meet new people and to ease the transition into the new culture. When … Continue reading

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Inauguration Day at home and abroad

Even though I live just a few miles away from DC in northern Virginia, I watched the inauguration today from the comfort and warmth of my living room. I think many people grow complacent when they live someplace that attracts … Continue reading

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Looking forward to travel in 2013

The new year is almost upon us, so it’s time to hope for good things for 2013. I know in some Latin American cultures, at midnight on New Year’s Eve people make sure to do something that represents what they … Continue reading

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Looking back at 2012

So, the year is about to switch over. I’m clearly not ready for it to happen, as I keep preparing text at work to post on our website listing upcoming events as happening in January, 2012, and having to harass … Continue reading

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