7 Tips for Riding an Unfamiliar Metro (or Subway)

I’m from San Diego. We have a trolley but almost everybody drives everywhere. I grew up in Colorado, another car-based society. I am definitely not a mass transit native. The first time I rode the D.C. Metro during a family vacation at the age of 16 I was flabbergasted at how easy it was, and I felt so

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How to have a MONUMENTAL day at the National Mall

Get it? Because there are so many monuments? I’m here all night, folks. Anyway, the best thing to do in Washington, D.C. is to check out the National Mall. It is filled with iconic monuments and museums. The best part? It’s all free. That’s right! Those who make the journey to our nation’s capital are rewarded

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Friday Finds: Great Travel Posts

 I’ve gathered up some good reading to get you through the Friday afternoon slump. Ready? Let’s check it out… → Wanderlust Thrillist can be pretty bro-ey sometimes, but they have been putting out some good travel writing this month. Skip Europe: The world’s greatest destination cities Americans overlook. Oh, and here is a post by yours truly on

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Visiting Home—The Philippines

Who would have thought that my family would be able to cram back-to-back events within the span of three weeks? Honestly, I had a feeling that it was coming, but I didn’t expect it to be the busiest three weeks of our lives. Of course, I would get my period the following day. It’s not like

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Rainy Camping at Malibu State Park

Enamel Camping Mug

Camping continues to be the cheapest way to experience new parts of California. Sites are under $50 per night and that cost gets split up amongst the group. Over President’s Day weekend, we drove up to Malibu Creek State Park to meet our friends for an overnight camping trip. We have gotten more rain in

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The Voyageer Needs YOUR Stories!

Hey Dudes! (And Ladies! I’m from California so I can call everybody ‘dude’) I am working on a series that I’m really excited about: I’m opening the floor to guest contributors. My husband Doug has already written a post for The Voyageer, and since he’s my favorite travel buddy there will probably be more posts

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Viewing London by Sightseeing Bus

Last summer when London made it onto our travel plan, I was excited at the prospect of visiting a new city. I was also also unsure of what to expect, since I’m not really an Anglophile and have always been more interested in French or American history. Doug had visited the UK before, but didn’t

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