A Pistachio Gelato Fiasco & Four Other Things that Happened to Me in Greece Guest post by Jen Martinez. When I was 16, I spent a week and a half traveling around Greece with a student ambassador program. It was an incredible experience, filled with Greek dancing, Greek food, and plenty of learning. Like most… Read more »

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Our featured travel photographer, Georgina Guidotti, has traveled extensively in Asia, Europe, Africa, Central and North America, and South America as both a videographer and a photographer. Georgina’s images of oceans, skies, and landscapes evoke an almost nostalgic peacefulness. To see Georgina’s full-size images, click on the photos throughout this post. We asked Georgina to… Read more »

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Guest post by Jen Martinez. It took 22 years, but I finally took a trip by myself. Chicago was my destination, and I didn’t have much time to explore all that it has to offer. It was a short trip: two days for traveling, and three for exploring. Nevertheless, it was an eye-opening experience, and… Read more »

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Guest post by Jen Martinez. As I enter my mid-twenties, I’ve learned a thing or two from the long road trips I’ve taken. While music is normally my audio of choice when driving from Portland to Poughkeepsie and everywhere in between, sometimes you need a break from the tunes. In my travels, I’ve come across five audiobooks… Read more »

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Guest blogger Sean Puglisi grew up in Rome, and he spent much of his childhood exploring the city. Growing up in Rome I had an incredible amount of privilege and responsibility: I had all the responsibilities of living in a major metropolitan city, though this was far outweighed by the privilege of spending every day… Read more »

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Guest post by Andrew Orvedahl–a stand-up comedian recently featured on the Tonight Show–who travels way too much. When I worked as a bike messenger, people imagined my workday was full of exciting near-death escapades on my bike, when in reality it was mostly making small talk in elevators. Now that I’m a stand-up comedian, people… Read more »

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Guest post by Carrie Newhouse, a slightly macabre Texas native. I’ve endured the long, long, oh so very long drive across Texas more than a few times. These hours upon hours in the car can lead to the contemplation of the many wonders of life and, after nine or ten hours without another state line… Read more »

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Guest post by Jen Martinez. Note: some of us here at Trip30 are big fans of e-readers. I’m not old-fashioned about many things, but one thing that I continue to be an advocate for is a good book – and not the kind that you have on your e-reader. I understand the practicality of e-readers…. Read more »

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On February 2009, I was traveling from San Francisco to Washington D.C., and I had a layover at Chicago O’Hare. While my plane descended over the Windy City – as a California girl – I was shocked by how brown and dreary the area looked. “Who would want to live in a place so devoid… Read more »

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In the same way that traveling introduces you to new places, it also introduces you to humankind. There is definitely something to be said about the wide variety of humans you come across in your travels. From the strangers you meet at a communal dinner table to the friends you make out of shared fear… Read more »

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