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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A Weekend in Prague

Well, I’ve been to Prague now, the very real and exciting city to an over-exuberant friend who has never been. And you know, I think he was right. It is a pretty neat city. It’s size makes navigation simple, and the exchange rate is not bad at all. I withdrew 100 euros (roughly 3000 Czech Crowns) for the weekend, and I came back with about 30 euros worth of Czech Crowns. Guess I’ll have to go back to Czech Republic...
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Next Destination: Prague

When I first started talking about living in Austria, a friend of mine told me, “You have to go to Prague.” “Really, why? Have you been there?” Now, I don’t really need a reason to visit another country, but I always like to know a person’s reasoning when they’re throwing the phrase “you have to” in with their statement. “Nope, I haven’t!” He was still excited. “But you have to go because it’s awesome!” Well, I’m not going to say...
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