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Explore v. Sleep: Barcelona

Originally posted at Pho Across America. Recently, I picked up a trip with a twenty-four hour layover in Barcelona. Trips like this are a great way to see new places, but are challenging because you just don’t have much time. You’re tired from working all night, so you want to sleep when you arrive…but you […]

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Stuck on a Boat

My very first cruise was in March of this year – a seven-night Mexican Riviera cruise departing from San Diego, with stops in Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán, and Cabo San Lucas. I’d never been on a boat for such a long time, so I didn’t know what to expect – though I did have an idea of […]

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Three Days in Anchorage

Alaska is by far the largest state in the USA, but it feels so far removed. It’s certainly not the bustling tourist destination its fellow non-lower-48 friend Hawaii is, but it’s spectacular in a whole different way. If you can only make it up for a few days, it’s most convenient to fly into Anchorage, […]

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Finding Inner Peace in Portland

We all need and deserve a getaway once in a while. Stress builds up in our lives and we need to unwind, let our worries go and find inner peace. That was my goal over a long layover in laid-back Portland, Oregon, where people are friendly and individuality is celebrated. What better place to take […]

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How Singapore Stole My Heart

If I could only go on one more getaway in my life, I would return to Singapore. I went for the first time last December and absolutely loved it. It packs so much into a tiny space. At 710 km², it’s one-fifth the size of Rhode Island, the smallest state in the USA. Yet its population […]

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