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Koala Cuddles

Our Sydney stopover lasted all of 72 hours from touchdown to back on the plane to New Zealand. The stop was a bit selfish, to be honest. While many fellow travelers told me to head straight to New Zealand and not make a pit stop, I was torn between FOMO (fear of missing out) and also flying to that side of the world and NOT making the stop.

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Blog, AustraliaAlyssa Aalmo
Tranquil Tuscany

Some travelers want to spend hours on the beach. Others may find their solace on trails in the mountains. Or, perhaps the constant buzz of city life as you whiz from one place to the next. There is a famous quote, “vacation to find yourself.” If you need me, I’ll be in Tuscany.

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Let's Get Packing

Tomorrow I leave for a 16-day Australia/New Zealand adventure that requires clothes for city, sightseeing, going out, wine tasting, and hiking. Here are some of my packing tricks for going across multiple climates, multiple activities, and it all needs to fit in one check-in size bag.

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Germany Romantic Road (Trip)

As my Instagram feed fills with Oktoberfest and fall leaves, I cannot help but reminisce back to a fall trip to Germany. My best friend and I flew to Munich with a master plan to road trip to Vienna, Austria (a drive of 3 hours and 35 mins).

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Heineken VIP Tour

If you are heading to Amsterdam, it should be a requirement to visit Heineken. It is practically a landmark in the city. Now, I have been going on brewery tours since before being legally able to drink.

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Get Lost in Venice

While Venice is known as the “City of Canals,” did you know there are also around 400 bridges and narrow streets that connect the city. The city has a long and interesting history that is almost perfectly preserved over 118 small islands.

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Why cruising is still a great option

“We are going on a cruise!” Insert blank stares from friends in the 25-30 range with the response, “why?” Cruises have a reputation for catering to an older generation, and so most of the time, our friends imagine us trapped on a boat eating at 6:00 p.m. with a crowd of retirees. I am here to dispel the myth and tell you why cruising is a fun, affordable, and easy way to travel. 

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