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The Intersection of Multiple Identities

For most of my adult life, I have called myself “half Asian/half white”. It felt like the most accurate depiction of “what I am”. Obviously, that’s ridiculous, and my exact genetic makeup couldn’t possibly represent me as a whole human being, but I think it was so important to say this because my Asian identity was erased from my being all throughout my childhood.

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Why I Buy Local Art Everywhere I Travel

I’m sure you’ve started to see a trend when it comes to my travels. I collect local art from every new place I visit. I figure I’ll one day be able to create a gallery of adventures. Buying local is a huge part of that wanderlust. When I’m experiencing a new community, I want to support it the best I can. For me, that means eating local, ideally staying local, and buying local.

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All About Regions in Africa

Africa is generally divided into five regions: Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Eastern Africa, and Central Africa. Read on for more info on each of these regions!

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My Top Five Beach Basics

Beach travel is definitely a big part of our world travel. Ironic for someone as photosensitive as I am, but the sound of the water and the feeling of sand between my toes means I just prepare myself a bit more for the excursion. Now, these 5 basics presume I have a great lounger and umbrella set-up already, because it’s imperative for my beach time fun that I have access to shade and also a comfortable place to rest. And remember, beaches can be warm and cold. These are generally more warm-centric recommendations. That being said, every recommendation here is either valid for the cold or has a cold-centric counterpart.

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Top 10 Cruise Tips

A cruise can be an exciting, relaxing, magical experience. Take a look at these tips from Geek Girl Travel on the best way to maximize your cruise!

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This Is Travel

The first picture you see is probably the one most people have seen from my 2019/2020 trip to Iceland. Stunning landscape, my bright green hair, and witchy attire. But that photo doesn’t represent my best memories of that trip. It doesn’t give you the real picture of what that trip was like.

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Top 10 Road Trip Tips

Road trips don’t have rules beyond being trips on the road. In order to make the most out of these trips, check out my top 10 road trip tips!

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Top 5 Lord of the Rings Filming Locations

It should come as no surprise to my readers that my 2020 New Zealand trip had a serious Lord of the Rings focus. My geekdom for LOTR runs strong and my desire to be an elf is far too real. For the longest time, I could only visit Tolkien’s Middle-Earth through books and movies. Thanks…

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Top 10 Favorite Things About Hobbiton

When I had the opportunity to visit Hobbiton, the set where the Lord of the Rings was filmed in New Zealand, I jumped at the chance! Check out my favorite things about that amazing experience.

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Top 4 Favorite Lenses for Food Photography

What is the best lens for food photography? If you are thinking about dabbling in this photography specialty, I’m sure you’re asking yourself a lot of these kinds of questions. And it’s a good one. In my opinion, glass (or your lenses) is an investment and can really elevate your photography. As long as you…

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Top 10 Travel Fashion Tips

Plan Your OutfitsResearch is your friend. Look up the likely weather during the time you’ll be traveling. Look at reviews, blogs, recommendations for outfits based on the activities you’re planning. If you have a play-by-play of what you want to wear, it will help you with the tendency to overpack. I plan every outfit down to…

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Top 10 Travel Etiquette Tips

Travel etiquette are guidelines and customs that will advise the traveler on how to behave during their trip. Basically, rules for being a good tourist.

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