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ArtPrize 2018 – về nhà (a homecoming)

Asia, Savor, Travel Resources September 17, 2018 Tags: , No Comments

I want to share some fun news… I’m entering an art competition! ArtPrize is an international art competition that takes place in my hometown of Grand Rapids, MI, and this year, after 10 years of it happening, I finally decided to enter! My ArtPrize piece is a set of 4 photographs entitled về nhà (a homecoming), that were taken while on…

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Must-try Dishes in Hoi An, Vietnam

Eating Around the World: 17 Must-Try Dishes in Hoi An, Vietnam

Asia, Asian Food, Eat + Drink, Food Adventures, Savor August 26, 2018 Tags: , , , , No Comments

17 Must-Try Dishes in Hoi An, Vietnam I have a very special place in my heart for Vietnam, particularly Hoi An. It’s one of those cities that transports you to a fairytale land that you never want to leave. The colorful handmade silk lanterns that are strung as far as the eye can see, the smell of aromatic broths simmering…

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The Ultimate Guide to Travel Planning: Part 3- Transportation & Logistics | Sweet + Savor

Ultimate Guide to Travel Planning- Part 3: Transportation & Logistics

Savor, Travel Resources July 13, 2018 Tags: , , , , , 3 Comments

How to Plan the Perfect Trip Without Breaking the Bank PART 3: TRAVEL TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS This is part 3 in my Ultimate Guide to Travel Planning series. Check out parts 1 and 2 here and here.  Travel transportation and getting from point A to B can be challenging, especially if it’s in a country where you don’t speak the…

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Eating Around the World: Taipei, Taiwan

Eating Around The World: Taipei, Taiwan

Asia, Asian Food, Eat + Drink, Savor July 4, 2018 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

Eating Around the World is a delicious series exploring blogger’s favorite foodie cities! Each month, we’ll highlight a different city known for it’s culinary prowess, and hit the streets on search for best foods they have to offer.  First up, we travel to Taipei, Taiwan with Lena from Social Travel Experiment.  Taipei, Taiwan is a culinary heaven. I feel like…

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The Ultimate Guide to Travel Planning

Ultimate Guide to Travel Planning – Part 2: Research & Booking

Savor, Travel Resources May 5, 2018 Tags: , , , , No Comments

How to Plan the Perfect Trip Without Breaking the Bank PART 2: RESEARCH & BOOKING Now that you have your destination and budget nailed down, it’s time to get into the meat of travel planning aka the fun part! You can never research too much, you can however, research too little, which can ruin or severely slow down your trip. There’s…

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The Ultimate Guide to Travel Planning

Ultimate Guide to Travel Planning – Part 1

Savor, Travel Resources April 22, 2018 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

How to Plan the Perfect Trip Without Breaking the Bank Part 1: Getting Started + Choosing a Location & Budget You have your vacation time saved up, you’ve been slowly adding to the vacation fund, and you’re finally ready to take that vacation you’ve been daydreaming about. But… you have no idea where to start. Don’t panic, you’re not alone….

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How to find cheap flights on Skyscanner

How To Find Cheap Flights On Skyscanner

Savor, Travel Resources November 25, 2017 Tags: , , , , No Comments

  Finding cheap flights can be a daunting task, and nowadays, it’s a roll of the dice to determine if you got the best deal. One day later, and you could have saved $500 on your tickets… or spent $500 more. Airlines don’t make it easy, but there are ways to find flights for a steal. My blogging pal Jay…

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Planes, Trains, & Automobiles — A Guide to Getting Around Vietnam

Asia, Savor, Travel Resources June 18, 2017 Tags: , , , , , 15 Comments

As soon as you step out of the airport and into the city, the sound of buzzing motorbikes, and honking traffic hit your ears. The millions of motorbikes zipping through traffic ignoring the few traffic lights around and narrowly avoiding pedestrians crossing the street is truly a sight to behold. To say the traffic in Saigon and Hanoi (two of the country’s largest…

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Why Michigan Should Be On Your Summer Destination Radar

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Why Michigan Should Be On Your Summer Destination Radar

North America, Savor, United States June 8, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , 11 Comments

As a lifelong Michigander, I may be a little bias, but summers in my humble state are unlike anywhere else in the world. However, Michigan doesn’t usually top most people’s summer vacation list. Many associate it with Detroit and as a destination that is less than desirable. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Here’s why Michigan should be on your…

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Travel Resources

Savor, Travel Resources May 5, 2017 Tags: , , , 1 Comment

Through my years of travel, through much trial and error, I’ve amassed quite of list of preferred travel resources. These are all sources I personally love and use or reference on a regular basis (and am NOT being paid to promote). All of these have helped me create a more fulfilling travel experience, all while saving a bundle. TRAVEL INSPIRATION Lonely Planet…

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