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Christmas in Canada

Snowshoeing in Ottawa at Christmas

I had two new firsts this holiday season: 1) It was my first time in Canada and 2) it was my first time really celebrating Christmas. I’ve decided I like both Canada and Christmas. Gatien and I drove up to his hometown of Ottawa a few days before Christmas and stayed with his family there until just …

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A Year in Review: 2016

whale shark in the Georgia Aquarium

I’ve never done a year-end review before, but they are actually quite popular in the blogging world so I figured I would give it a try. The end of the Gregorian calendar year also happens to coincide with my self-hosting anniversary: Almost exactly 1 year ago I bought the domain mishvoinmotion.com and started learning WordPress like …

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7 Unbelievably Delicious Buford Highway Restaurants

Pho Dai Loi's pho tai chin soup on Buford Highway

Visitors and new Atlantans alike may be surprised to find that Atlanta has some of the best exotic eating around. Buford Highway is known as the center of international food culture in Atlanta – and for good reason: the arterial is lined with hundreds of authentic and budget-friendly Asian and Latin American restaurants. Whether it’s your …

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The Best Streetfood in Bangkok

Best streetfood in Thailand: penang chicken

Somewhere in the Bangkok suburb of Nonthaburi, past the gorilla statue and the bright turquoise terraced house, an old man cooks Thai food. I heard rumors around school – whispers through the hallways, quiet chats in the teacher’s office – about this particular street food vendor. He’s a legend. My coworkers repeatedly claimed he served …

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Winter Travel Packing Tips

What to pack for winter travel

I am constantly cold, unless I’m hot. Seriously: if it’s not between 74 and 80 degrees F, I’m either breaking out in goosebumps or dripping sweat, no exaggeration. The sweating thing I’m kinda okay with (hence living in Thailand for a year), but winter weather has some serious potential to make me miserable. Related: I’m Freezing …

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Talkspace Review: My Experience Using Text Therapy

Texting

Talkspace Review + $30 off your first month Whether you’re going through an acute crisis or working to manage your mental health in a long term way, therapy is a great tool. Unfortunately, there are a TON of barriers to making in-person therapy happen: from the exorbitant cost of therapy in the States (even if …

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Top 5 Day Trips from Baltimore

Visit Assateague Island from Baltimore

Staycations can be fun and there’s definitely plenty to see and do in Baltimore itself, but sometimes you just wanna get out of town. Lucky for those of us living in Baltimore there are lots of day trip options! Whether you’re looking for history or nature, or just want to walk around a new city for …

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Hiking the French Alps in Photos

Hiking in the alps with snow capped peaks

A big thank you to Gatien who has shared his photos from our trip with me to use on my blog. You can check out his blog here. We had been itching to go hiking the entire week we stayed with Gatien’s family just outside of a town called Beaufort in the Alps, but the weather simply …

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Of Cardboard and Eccentricities: The Festival in Avignon

End of the world graffiti

We have arrived at the Festival of the End of the World in Avignon. We’ve finally done our undoing, and unlike my predictions it wasn’t because we elected the “Screaming Cheeto”, as my mom likes to call him, into office; we’ve heated the world to an inviable temperature. The heat quietly lulls us to sleep, but …

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