Why I Eat McDonald’s in Italy (and Pretty Much Everywhere Else)

The first time I ate McDonald’s abroad was in Rome during my semester there in the spring of 2014. My “burner” Italian phone that I occasionally loaded with money was dead. My iPhone didn’t work in Europe. I had been sitting on the Spanish Steps for over an hour with…

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Traveling with Braces: Do’s, Don’ts, and Dental Emergencies

Traveling with braces? You might feel a little worried about leaving home with a mouth full of metal, but there’s no need to be. Whether you’re traveling with family or taking a business trip on your own, going on a trip during orthodontic treatment is easy to handle. Here’s how.…

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Tired of Traveling? 6 Ways To Get Over Travel Burnout

The first time I was tired of traveling was in Paris in May of 2014. I had been in Europe since January on a semester abroad in Rome, taking weekend trips and seeing iconic cities like Venice, Athens, and Istanbul for the first time. When my semester ended, I met…

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Whole30 Travel Tips: How to Eat Whole30 on Vacation

Whole30 travel is a special kind of monster. While our fearless leader Melissa Hartwig advises against taking the cruise of a lifetime or an anniversary trip to Paris during your Whole30, sometimes things come up. What if you’re on Whole30 Day 9 and your friends invite you to the lake…

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Dealing with your Period on Vacation

Sorry, y’all — you usually can’t stop your period for vacation. Dealing with your period on vacation doesn’t have to be the worst! I know it sounds awful though. You’re on a flight to paradise and start feeling a little crampy, so you might think “My period is going to…

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