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She wants to show others that it's possible to travel when you're young and cash-poor– in fact it's probably the best time! she especially thinks more female travelers should know that solo travel is an option, Couchsurfing is incredible, and there is no time like the present. Honestly. This blog is also an online portfolio for her writing and photography, as well as a great tool to meet other travelers, writers and like-minded people.

some recent helpful posts..
Life as a Paris expat
When Charles Dickens wrote the line, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," he must have been living abroad. In fact, there's a strong chance he was working in Paris as an au pair.
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The 10 most crazy delicious foods you must eat in Paris
So, what's good to eat in Paris? Um, if memory recalls, everything. As I sit and wait for the French ministry of labor to send back my visa documents, I've been musing over some of the most delicious meals I've enjoyed in France over the past three summers. Hopefully the ministry sends the documents soon because this list is starting to make me hungry.
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How to Become an Au Pair
One of the most frequent questions readers ask me is, "How did you become an au pair?" So I thought I'd take the time today to finally answer that question, as well as talk about my personal experience working as an au pair in France.
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Hothat traveling has to cost a fortune
There is a widespread (and erroneous) belief that traveling has to cost a fortune. Let me let you in on a little secret- it doesn't. I have traveled to 35 countries and besides family vacations as a kid, all on a tight budget. With a bit of finagling, you can save money both by saving hard before your trip as well as watching every euro, lira and rupiah you spend on the road.
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How to become fluent in a second language
So you want to learn a second language? Good. In my humble opinion, everyone should learn another language. But let me first say- it's not easy. In fact, it's really hard. But, it's also incredibly satisfying, fun and rewarding. And not to mention useful.
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