The Colorful Brilliance of Bo-Kaap, Cape Town

Though I did get a bit lost on the way to Bo-Kaap, assuming that I’d easily stumble upon this lovely neighborhood, for more navigationally-savvy individuals it’s about a ten-minute walk from the center of Cape Town, South Africa. You’ll know immediately when you arrive at Bo-Kaap, formerly known as the Malay Quarter, when you’re suddenly walking on cobblestone streets lined with the…

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The Great American Eclipse of 2017

The Great American Eclipse of 2017 was one of the most anticipated events of the summer. It was the first solar eclipse since 1918 to perfectly line up across the country, coast to coast, so it’s no surprise that people went crazy trying to get the best view of this big moment. Making its way from Oregon to South Carolina,…

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In the Action: Rosenmontagszug

My very first major experience in Europe was dressing up as a Champagne bottle for Düsseldorf’s Rosenmontagszug, also known as Rose Monday Parade. Beginning with the “awakening” on the 11th of the 11th month at 11:11 am, carnival season continues through Ash Wednesday and includes some of the best parties Europe has to offer — the biggest one being Rosenmontagszug.…

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The Bizarre and Beautiful, Mendocino County

Located 163 miles north of San Francisco is Mendocino County, a picturesque rarity that showcases some of the most stunning natural landscapes that California has to offer. For an unforgettable road trip, grab your best friends (one of which should be a great driver given that a lot of the drive is on windy terrain), and head up the Mendocino coastline,…

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