24 Tips for Visiting an Italian Family

19th Dec, 2012

Sometimes, I take for granted how much my husband puts up with. – Indeed, that might be the understatement of the year. If my beloved is reading this, he’s probably…

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Gift Baskets: Your Ticket Out of Guilt

20th Nov, 2012

– Sometimes, I suck. I mean, big time. Several of you are reading those lines and thinking, “Oh, yes, I know. I was just about to leave a comment on…

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Lesson Learned: The Importance of...

6th Aug, 2012

– Some of the replies to last Thursday’s post (via the comments, Twitter, and Facebook) hit me pretty hard. I have figured that several years of blogging would have thickened…

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Where to Pee in Downtown Munich

10th May, 2012

– I have a bladder the size of a chipmunk’s. No, no – stop praising me on how amazing this is. How it’s so ladylike and really quite Hollywood to…

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My 55 best travel tips

30th Apr, 2012

It is almost May. I’m slightly alarmed by this. Not just because the year is zipping by, and I’m wondering how I squandered away all that time with so little…

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My 16 Tips for Beginning Bloggers

19th Mar, 2012

– I don’t profess to know very much about anything, desserts and the career of Jeff Goldblum excluded (what? I have my passions). Other than being an authority on these…

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Taking photos of art? Get people in the...

5th Mar, 2012

– I’ve mentioned before that I don’t think photos should be taken in museums. And I stand by that point, even though I’m a really huge hypocrite about the whole…

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The Traveling Parent Manifesto

30th Jan, 2012

Today’s post is by my dear friend Angela. She’s guest-blogged for me once before, and since then, she’s had a kid, started freelancing, launched her own site, and hopped around…

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10 Tips for Better Self-Portrait...

12th Jan, 2012

Over the years, I’ve amassed an impressive collection of self-portraits from our travels (and roped my poor, innocent husband into a few shots as well). I take them with one…

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