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Month: August 2015

Staycation at The Freehand Hotel

Staycation at The Freehand Hotel

Staycation at The Freehand Hotel I’d first come to The Freehand because my wonderfully talented friend was featured in a pop-up gallery there a month back.  I loved its cute haphazard style so much that I knew I needed to stay there.  The building held a certain mystique for me as it used to house the ultra-creepy Tokyo Hotel before being renovated into The Freehand.  I’d never been inside when it was the Tokyo Hotel, but always passed it and…

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The Eternal Optimist

The Eternal Optimist

I’ve been writing this blog on and off for a year now, and my friends and family have been very supportive (Thank you, guys!).  However, I have received a very accurate criticism lately that has made me reevaluate my writing style a little bit.  The criticism was that I never really talk about any challenges I face when travelling.  I completely agree with this statement. I have always been hesitant to complain about anything, because I don’t want to put…

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Beat Your Travel Hangover

Beat Your Travel Hangover

Every time I return home from a trip, after the initial excitement of writing the blog and talking about it with friends has ended, a slow sadness seeps in.  I realize now that I’m home, it’s back to work and routine, and it’ll be a while before I can leave again.  In-between trips, I am a regular joe, working in an office, daydreaming about my next destination. I’ve found a handful of ways that help me through the lean travel…

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My Favorite Places in North Carolina

My Favorite Places in North Carolina

I ventured to many different stores, restaurants, bars, and attractions when I was in North Carolina. Though I touched upon each of them in the previous North Carolina blog, I’d liked to review them more in depth.  In chronological order of when I stopped in, here are my favorite places places I visited in North Carolina: Sweet Peas Hostel: I’ve only ever stayed in one other hostel up to this point, and that was in Dublin, where I stayed in…

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Lollapalooza: A Photo Blog

Lollapalooza: A Photo Blog

Lollapalooza: A Photo Blog I have a confession to make: I’m 25 years old and I’ve never been to a music festival.  So when the time came around to buy tickets for Lollapalooza this year, I, along with some friends, bought a Saturday one day pass.  That was a few months ago, and after yesterday, I can finally say I am no longer a music festival virgin.  I had a perfect first time, arriving early and seeing 12 bands including: Jessica…

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