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Month: March 2016

Balancing Work & Passion Projects

Balancing Work & Passion Projects

I absolutely love writing this blog.  It’s a passion project that I devote a lot of my time to.  That being said, it can sometimes be a source of frustration.  I work full time at a hotel, so when I am not at my job that pays the bills, I’m usually home working on rebeccawanderlusting.com.  This results in a lot of late nights and weekends staring at my computer and scribbling notes in one of my thousands of notebooks (am I the…

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The Perks of Solo Travel

The Perks of Solo Travel

I don’t always travel by myself, but when I do, I revel in the untainted freedom of it.  There is a certain beauty to exploring a new city on your own.  It’s not that I don’t love traveling with my friends or with my boyfriend, but there is a special place in my heart for travelling alone.  One could argue that seeing a new destination is best when you have someone to share it with, but I feel like sometimes…

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When Plans Fall Through

When Plans Fall Through

Sometimes, no matter how meticulously you plan, travel plans fall through.  Maybe something unavoidable came up, forcing you to cancel, maybe you’ve found that you’re in a little over your head financially and need to dial it back, or maybe you just lost interest in that particular destination.  Whatever the case may be, it’s okay to change plans.  It happens.  Heck, it’s happened twice to me in the past month.  I’ve rearranged travel plans to better fit my budget, and…

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An Interview with Adrienne Thomas

An Interview with Adrienne Thomas

My very good friend, Adrienne Thomas, is a true creative, a great writer and a music enthusiast.  She is the author and creator of the music blog, Nosferatune, which is chock-full of original and inspiring content.  Recently, she joined the band Marrow on tour through the American South, mixing her loves of music and travel.  I was lucky enough to be able to get the inside scoop on her experiences on the road. This great adventure all started with another…

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Top Five Friday #9

Top Five Friday #9

Top 5 Washington, D.C. Meals There are an undeniable amount of fantastic restaurants in Washington, D.C.  When I started planning my trip, I had a huge list of restaurants I wanted to try.  There was such a large range of cuisines and so many well-liked and much talked about places that it was very hard to choose which ones to go to.  If I could afford it and stomach it, I would have had at least eight meals a day.  However, that…

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Washington, D.C. – Part 2

Washington, D.C. – Part 2

On my second full day in Washington, D.C., I awoke early to start another busy day.  My first stop was Founding Farmers, a farm-to-table restaurant downtown.  I ordered the strawberries and cream waffle with a side of sausage and a latte to round it out.  The food was delicious and fresh and the staff was really friendly.  I ate every little bit of my meal, and it was the perfect amount to give me the energy to walk around for the…

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Worldly Recipes: Bibimbap

Worldly Recipes: Bibimbap

I fell in love with bibimbap on my first night in Seoul, Korea.  My first meal right off the plane was in a mall restaurant, where we had Shabu Shabu for the table and there was a build your own bibimbap bar. I loved how customizable the dish was while still being absolutely delicious no matter the toppings.  This dish consists of rice, meat (if you want it), vegetables, and any other topping that might enhance it.  I make this…

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Wanderlust Wednesday: Isle of Skye, Scotland

Wanderlust Wednesday: Isle of Skye, Scotland

Happy Wanderlust Wednesday!  As stated in this past post, I wanted to start talking about places I want to go to along with the places that I’ve been.  It seems that idea was a good one from the response I got from that post so here we go!  This time around I’m talking about Isle of Sky, Scotland.  Scotland has been on my list since I studied abroad in London in 2010, and missed the chance to do a weekend…

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Top Five Friday #10

Top Five Friday #10

Tips for Travel Budgeting Budgeting is a necessary step in the trip planning process.  It may determine the destination, or the type of accommodation, or set a goal for a trip in the far future.  Whatever the case may be, a solid budget is an essential travel accessory.  Below are my top five tips for travel budgeting for your next trip: Set a realistic number to start with and stick to it. Research how much the primary expenses will be, this would…

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