May 2013

7 Reasons I (Kind of) Hate San Francisco

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I took my fifth trip to the fabled “City by the Bay” a few weeks ago, and I was shocked, upon arriving to the boarding gate for my flight back to Austin, how relieved I felt to be leaving, the personal circumstances of said trip notwithstanding: I kind of hate San Francisco.

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Date a Boy Who Travels – But Read This First

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Please, if you date a boy who travels, understand what you’re getting yourself into.

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The Bali in “Eat, Pray, Love”

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Bits and pieces of Julia Roberts’ Bali are within your reach, even if excessive tourism largely cancels out what appears in the film “Eat, Pray, Love.”

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Death for Drugs in Southeast Asia?

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If you’ve ever traveled to a country in Southeast Asia, I imagine you’ve seen the phrase “Death for Drugs” (or some variation of it) on an arrival card. I also imagine you have never actually visualized how this situation might play out, in real life.

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Three Perfect Days in Cartagena

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Traveling to Cartagena, Colombia? Here’s how to spend three days in Cartagena, including beautiful beaches, history and an active volcano.

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Around the World in 8 Photos

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Today’s photo essay doesn’t have an underlying narrative or intent. It’s simply a celebration of travel, using eight of my favorite travel photos to illustrate how incredible and diverse our planet is.

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Travel and iPhoneography

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Unless something groundbreaking changes RE: iPhone design, you will never see an iPhone photograph on Leave Your Daily Hell. Here’s why!

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Should You Travel in Your 20s?

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If you’re in your 20s and want to travel – and particularly, if your parents or other loved ones are as discouraging as mine were during my early 20s – this post should prove inspirational to you.

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