My Melbourne Makeover

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Melbourne is considered to be one of the coolest and most trendy cities in all of Australia. Full of coffee-loving, gluten-free hipsters and artists, it feels more European than Australian – so I had to adapt. Luckily, back when I was living in Medellin, Colombia, I met two fun-loving Aussies named Jace and Em who perfectly portrayed Melbourne’s unique spirit. We …

Bangkok Street Food Guide

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After 10 days of exploring Thailand, I only had 24 hours to experience the mega metropolis of Bangkok. Fortunately, I had a local ace up my sleeve by the name of Mark Wiens, who has been living in Bangkok since 2009, writing and filming for his popular travel blog, Migrationology.com. Mark and I spent the morning willingly trapped within a hunger-fueled …

Ireland Road Trip

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Sometimes you just have to say “let’s have a random adventure.” After a travel conference in London this past November, I had a few days to spare before I needed to catch a flight back to New York. With that time, I could have easily stayed put and wandered around London, but that relentless voice inside my head conjured up other plans. …

Topkapi Palace Tour

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The Topkapi Palace was the primary residence for the Ottoman Sultans for over 400 years, so it’s as extravagant as it is historic. Today the Topkapi Palace is a UNESCO world heritage site and serves as a museum for holy relics and significant artifacts. Comprised of four main courtyards and many smaller buildings, at it’s peak the royal compound was …

The Historic Hagia Sophia Guide

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This one-time Christian Church, turned Imperial Mosque, turned museum, is said to be the epitome of Byzantine architecture. Located just across from the famous Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia is a beautiful structure with equally as impressive history. The incredible city of Istanbul has been home to many civilizations throughout the centuries, and none have been more influential than the powerful …