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Discovering Morocco with Travel Talk Tours

In Africa, Morocco by Katelyn0 Comments

There is something inherently sexy about Morocco. Maybe it was the promise of chaotic and colorful markets filled with handcrafted artisan goods. Or maybe it was the draw of the solitude of the Sahara Desert. Perhaps it was the delicious mint tea and tantalizing traditional dishes that leave fireworks in your mouth. Or maybe, it was just the need to …

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Arizona Beyond the Grand Canyon

In Hipmunk by Katelyn0 Comments

“Well, the trip from then on across Arizona and east of Los Angeles was just one Oasis after another. You can just throw anything out and it will grow there. I like Arizona.” ~Will Rogers Will Rogers isn’t the only one to like Arizona. Over 6 million people call Arizona home and over 880 million people visit the state every …

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Deep Dish Pizza and Hotels in Chicago

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“Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.” – Frank Lloyd Wright Frank Lloyd Wright must be on to something as the “Windy City” attracts over 50 million visitors every year. Some people are after the city’s famous architecture and skyline while others enjoy the waters of Lake Michigan. Most come for the …

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Great Escape Monthly Review: June 2016

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After May I was ready to move on. A friend from home connected me to a work colleague along the South Coast of Sydney and before I knew it, I’m hopping the train two hours south to Berry, New South Wales. While I mostly enjoyed my experience at the Olympic eventing stable, the stress and the lack of free time …

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Hipmunk Hotels: Tracing the Gateway to the West in Missouri

In Hipmunk, United States by Katelyn0 Comments

Once the gateway to the western frontier, Missouri is a popular travel destination for American literature fans, outdoor enthusiasts, and sports fan. Home to some incredible professional sports teams and early American history, Missouri is more than just a stopover state. Situated on the western banks of the Mississippi River, St. Louis is Missouri’s largest city. St. Louis is a …

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Hipmunk Hotels: Road Tripping Pennsylvania

In Hipmunk, United States by Katelyn0 Comments

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a city full of history. It served as one of the capitals during the Revolutionary War and was once again the capital city while Washington, D.C. was being built. Philadelphia certainly has it all from the arts to food to history, but Pennsylvania is a big state perfect for a summer road trip. Spend a few days …

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Great Escape Monthly Review: May 2016

In Australia, Great Escape by Katelyn0 Comments

May was a tough month for me physically, mentally, and emotionally. In April I accepted a groom/stablehand position at an Olympic eventing stable about an hour outside of Sydney. I was excited to be working with horses again. Heck, I was just excited to be employed again! I consider myself to be a tough cookie and hard worker. This job …

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Yum or Yuck: Eating Fermented Shark in Iceland

In Europe, Iceland by Katelyn2 Comments

Fermented shark in Iceland. You’ve heard the horror stories from other travelers. “Try it,” they say. “It’s good,” they repeat with a smirk. Just thinking about it gives you the shivers, right? Hákarl, or fermented shark, is a traditional Icelandic food dating back to the early days of Iceland’s Viking past. Today, mostly brave foreigners try the shark on a …