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Tasty Evening at the Indie Spirits Expo

An evening of sampling liquors -- whiskies, gins, and mezcals -- from around the world at the Indie Spirits Expo at the Penn Club in New York City.
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On Travel and Bad Financial Advice

There's a lot of financial advice out there, and quite a bit focuses on travel as well. But you don't have to accept all the travel financial advice.
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A Tour of San Miguel de Allende When Sick

It wasn't the most pleasant way to see San Miguel de Allende, but I managed to go sightseeing despite getting sick in Mexico.
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Exploring Art Museums in Mexico City

Mexico City is home to great works of art and a thriving artist community. I didn't get to see as much as I wanted, but there was enough to enjoy.
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Brewery Adventures: Departed Soles in Jersey City

A visit to Jersey City's only brewery and tasting room: Departed Soles Brewing Co. The brewery specializes in gluten-free beer.
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Difficulty in Writing History at Teotihuacan

It's important to learn the history of the places we visit, but the history of Teotihuacan in Mexico is not entirely known.

Traveler Reads: The Unwanted by Kien Nguyen

Kien Nguyen's memoir The Unwanted reminds readers of the struggles many faced to survive following the fall of Saigon.
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Rooftop View in Taipei

The view from a rooftop in Taipei can be wonderful when the weather is clear, and I was fortunate enough to get treated to such a view.
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Best Solo Travel Destinations

There are a lot of great places to travel on your own. Here are some of my favorite solo travel destinations.
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Eating Around Mexico City

I didn't get to eat nearly as much food in Mexico City as I had planned, but I found some amazing cuisine that makes me want to return.
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Finding Friendship on the Road

Solo travel can be a lonesome experience, but traveling alone doesn't have to be lonely, even for the introverted explorer.

Led by a Local: My Tour of Mexico City

I met up with a friend in Mexico City for a local's tour. We went to some must-visit sites and stopped off for drinks and amazing food.

Art and Wandering in Washington, DC

On a weekend trip through Washington, DC, I planned to wander through a few art museums to enjoy a bit of culture on offer in the nation's capital.
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Relaxing at Casa Luna in San Miguel de Allende

A stay at boutique hotel Casa Luna in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, was just what I needed for a relaxing few days to recover from illness.
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First Impressions of Mexico

Impressions of Mexico (mostly Mexico City) after spending some time wandering through the streets and visiting and the sights.