Book Recommendation: A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay

Book Recommendation: A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay

My list of favorite authors is a short one (although it’s beginning to grow). Katherine Reay is one of my absolute favorite authors (not to mention she’s a super nice lady, too). (p.s. I’m using affiliate links) Katherine Reay had me at Dear Mr. Knightley, and now, I mark all her book release dates on my calendar. I can depend on her to write an innovative story in the modern day with a twist into the past using authors of...
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Tourist vs. Traveler

The words “tourist” and “traveler” are not interchangeable. If you travel or want to travel, you probably have an ideal plan of how you want to see your destination. Maybe an all-expenses-paid tour? A food-focused trip? A DIY meandering? Each word defines a certain way of traveling, and they’re not the same. A couple of weeks ago (on my most recent travel), I had just seated myself at the table for the evening’s fine dining experience after exchanging greetings with...
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Stolen Wallet: What Can Be Done

Once upon a travel, I had the fun of meeting a friend at the train station. She came from Italy to visit me in Austria. We had met almost a year and a half ago, and at that time, we joked about visiting one another in our European countries. Who knew it would actually happen! Our quick friendship hinged on our love of travel and living far from home (she’s from Australia while I’m from the USA). I stood on...
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My Tips for Venice and Train Travel

I consider myself a newbie traveler, but then again, I’ve been to 13 countries other than my home country (so I guess in total 14 countries) so maybe I’m not such a newbie. I know that this hardly even brushes close to many other travelers, like the Wandering Earl or Girl vs Globe. But maybe you’re interested in what I can tell you about what I learned for traveling to Italy by train! If not, skip around the website. If you...
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Awakening in Venice

I traveled to Italy solo this weekend. On the 10-hour night train back to Austria, I shared my seating compartment with 4 guys (on the train to Italy it had been 4 stinky men but these guys didn’t smell). We swapped travel stories. One of the young Turkish guys traveling with his buddies asked me, “Don’t you get tired of traveling by yourself?” “It’s okay, but sometimes I’m scared.” My immediate response jumbled out of my mouth, and in that...
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Venice Dreaming

A few weeks ago, I received the best kind of email. Hey, I’m going to be in Venice for a couple of days. The hotel’s already booked. All you have to do is get there. Now, if that’s not a dream come true, I don’t really know what is! I don’t think I need to tell you how I responded to that email, but I’ll give you a hint: lots of exclamation points and emoticons with huge smiles. So I’m...
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