Scammed in Paris

I consider myself a fairly seasoned traveler. A cautious one too. I have never been robbed or pickpocketed (top tip for that: Look poor! Totally works), I have never had anything disappear from my hotel or hostel room. I have never been kidnapped by traffickers forcing my father to use his specific skill set to […]

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Travel on the Cheap

There’s many ways of saving money while traveling, and after years on the road I’ve quite a collection of tips and pointers. There’s some things you shouldn’t cheap out on, of course, like footwear and a good all-weather jacket (Feel free to leave comments here if you find a brand that’s so good you want to […]

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Punching a kid in the face in Rome. Really!

I once punched a kid in the face in Rome. I was working as a tour leader and guiding a group through the sites of Rome (there are many! Such a beautiful city!), and we had come to the Trevi Fountain. Side note: You know how you’re supposed to stand with your back to the […]

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Finding love in Barcelona

We were on Las Ramblas, the most likely place for robberies and muggings in all of Barcelona, and I wasn’t exactly in a position to defend myself, since I had my arms full of vomiting drunk girl!

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Who is this Fat Girl?

A funny, satirical look at travel blogs, with a good dose of irony and the ability to laugh at oneself. Like when I refer to myself in the third person, Really? What have I become??

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