Where to celebrate Holi

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Get your colors on.

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A Travel Guide to Bacalar, Mexico’s Lake of Seven Colors

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If you’re looking to experience the brightest, clearest, most shimmering body of water of your life, I have some advice: travel to Bacalar, Mexico. I spent two months living in the city of Mérida, Mexico. Mérida is a great place to live for so many reasons, but perhaps the #1 reason is because there are …

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What is the coronavirus, where is it

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South Korea, Iran, and Northern Italy are experiencing outbreaks.

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Solo Female Travel in Turkey — Is Turkey Safe?

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Is it safe for a woman to travel alone in Turkey? With the right preparation and research, absolutely. While I’ve done a lot of solo female travel in Turkey, I’m not an expert — that’s my friend Katie Nadworny, who has been living in Istanbul since 2013 and has traveled Turkey more extensively than anyone …

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US LGBTQ and Pride events in 2020

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Queer culture doesn’t begin and end in Pride month.

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How to learn the basics of Mandarin

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You’ll have nearly one billion conversation partners.

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The Solo Woman’s Guide to House Sitting While Traveling

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Have you ever considered house sitting as a solo female traveler? If you enjoy traveling slowly, taking care of animals, and getting to know a destination like a local, house sitting might be a great choice for you. You can get free accommodation in exchange for taking care of homes and pets around the world. …

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Art exhibit in Saudi Arabia desert

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Not a mirage.

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Solo Female Travel in Belize — Is Belize Safe?

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I love Belize — and I love traveling alone in Belize. This tiny country borders Mexico and Guatemala, but it hardly resembles either Latin nation. Belize is all about Caribbean culture instead — languid island vibes, reggae-influenced dance beats, spicy chicken stews, and some of the clearest, bluest water you’ve ever seen in your life. …

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AK Monthly Recap: January 2020

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How did I start a new decade? Fast asleep. Seriously. My friends and I went out for dinner on New Year’s Eve in Havana, but we were so exhausted that we were in bed by 10:30 PM! (I pushed through and read my book until 11. WHAT A PARTY ANIMAL.) This month, I returned to …

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