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Istanbul through an iPhone lens on Matador Trips

So I just realized that I have failed to mention anything about the trip I took to Istanbul last October aside from just saying that I went. That’s a pretty […]

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What gear do I need to start: iVideography on Matador Goods

iPhoneography is my main squeeze, but iVideography is making it’s way into my world as well. It is such a perfect and productive way to kill a few hours when […]

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A Little Prague Fauxtography

Hanging out in Prague is like hanging out inside a storybook. I still can’t get over how unbearably beautiful it was and seriously cannot wait to go back. Unedited, Prague […]

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Transnistria Photo Essay on Europe & Me

I had another photo essay on Transnistria published in the latest Europe & Me, check it out:   Europe & Me is an online lifestyle magaine made for young Europeans […]

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Balls Out at Baker Beach in San Francisco

While back in California, I decided it was time to make a trip up to San Francisco to visit my cousin who I haven’t seen in over 3 years. As […]

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Throwback Thursday: The Piano Man of Pripyat – Chernobyl

I know what you’re probably thinking…NOT ANOTHER CHERNOBYL POST! Or maybe not if this is the first time ever reading my blog. Either way, just thought it would be fitting […]

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A Meeting of the Travel Minds in Copenhagen

Back in March I had my first ever travel blogger meet up in Copenhagen, Denmark. I’m refusing to call it a “Tweet-up” because “Tweet ups” are for hardcore Twatterers and […]

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Throwback Thursday: Hawaii 1984

I’ve been back in California for a couple weeks now and things have been kind of crazy to say the least. Lots of family obligations, lots of catching up to […]

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16 Hours in Malta

One time I was in Malta, see It was kind of random how I ended up there but I am happy it happened, nevertheless. When I was living in London, […]

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Sounds from Lithuania: An Interview with Golden Parazyth

One of my favorite things about traveling is having exposure to new music. Of course the internet does wonders for spreading the stuff, but there is nothing more special in […]

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Palace of Parliament in Bucharest, Romania

Today’s throwback isn’t that old but who cares. It’s from when I was in Bucharest just a little less than 6 months ago and came face to face with Palatul […]

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A Little Los Angeles Fauxtography

I’m headed back to Los Angeles/Southern California for a few weeks which I am excited about but at the same time bummed because the weather is starting to turn amazing […]

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This Week on SHABL: Talking to Strangers…Breakfast with the Businessman from Moscow

This week on Stop Having a Boring Life… A couple weeks ago I talked about going with your gut in order to avoid bad or potentially life threatening situations when traveling; […]

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Chisinau, Moldova–in 10 images or less

Talk is cheap. Less is more. So sit back, relax, and let your eyes take a leisurely stroll through Chisinau, Moldova… Inside the Central Bus Station (1 of 3 in […]

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Entertaining Fantasies of a Life in Port Antonio, Jamaica

I absolutely love living in Sweden but for some reason this past week I’ve been entertaining the idea of moving somewhere else, somewhere totally different like Brazil or Japan. Oddly […]

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Hitting the Accommodation Jackpot in Prague: Mosaic House Hotel & Miss Sophie’s

First of all, let me just start off by saying I almost resorted to Couchsurfing for Prague because I simply could not find any hotels that I deemed “cool enough” […]

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The Unbearable Beautifulness of Prague

I love saving the best for last which made Prague a perfect final stop on my latest trip. Not that Prague is necessarily “better” than Budapest, Vienna or Bratislava, it’s […]

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Happy International Women’s Day from The Blonde Gypsy

Happy International Women’s Day to all my girls out there – on the road, off the road, or somewhere in between! This holiday is HUGE in Eastern Europe, especially Ukraine […]

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Big Buddhas in Hong Kong & Japan

Today’s throwback is going to be about Buddhas. Why? Because I’ve seen a lot of them floating around on Instagram lately. Also, they are cute. So today I am going […]

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This Week on SHABL: On Couchsurfing, Kidnapping and Back-up Plans

This week on Stop Having a Boring Life… Hello SHABL, Envision yourself in this situation for just a moment: you are sitting on a bus on your way to a […]