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The Reality Of Solo Female Travel

Istanbul

My parents are responsible for my love of traveling, but the idea to backpack Europe did not come from my parents. In fact, I think my mom and dad would have been fine if the thought had never even entered […]

Making Connections Through Mate Drinking In Argentina

“Welcome to the party!” greets Javier, opening the door to let me into his apartment. I met Javier on CouchSurfing when posting on the Mendoza, Argentina, forum. We ended up going wine tasting together and afterward he invited me to […]

Eating My First Pet In Ecuador

The body is sliced down the middle, opened like a thick book, on top of sizzling coals. Tiny hands, still with finger nails, reach into the air as if their last plea for help had gone completely unnoticed. Bright white […]