Travel Narrative Book Review: Learning to Bow by Bruce Feiler

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In a fit of nostalgia, I went looking for travel narratives set in Japan, and stumbled upon reviews for Learning to Bow by Bruce Feiler. Learning to Bow tells the story of Feiler’s experiences teaching English in a small rural town close to Tokyo, Japan. It was well written, and it doesn’t surprise me to learn that Feiler went on to write another dozen or so books. Each person he wrote about had their own...
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Guest Go-Getter: Kelly! Traveling to Make a Difference

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At 25 I hit, what I think was, a quarter-life crisis. Everything around me was changing and I felt that I hadn’t yet done all of the things that I thought a 25 year old should have accomplished by then. I had gone straight from high school to college and then from college to my career and hadn’t taken the time to explore the world or find myself through travel. In the midst of...
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The Let’s Go Ladies Recap The Amazing Race Canada: Season 2, Episode 7!

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Howdy, Go-Getters! Ready to race? Tonight there’s another new episode of The Amazing Race Canada and usually I live-blog the whole thing starting at 9 p.m. EST. The only problem this week is that I’m actually travelling on the west coast, which means I won’t be able to live-blog along with the original broadcast. Oops! Don’t worry though! I’ll still recap the whole episode for you, it just won’t be live. Sorry about that! In the mean...
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The Lazy Girl’s Guide To Storing Travel Mementos

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I love to write about my travels. Telling stories about the places I’ve been, the people I’ve met, the adventures I’ve gone on – it’s the reason why this blog exists. Blogging is not the only way I document my travels, though. Despite wanting to travel light, I sometimes come back with my suitcase stuffed full with bits of memorabilia. I know I’m not the only one. What to do with all those keepsakes, souvenirs and mementos we bring back with us? If you go on...
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YOU SHOULD READ THIS Link Round-Up for August 15th

The Let's Go Ladies You Should Read This August 15

Every Friday, Sara and Candice put together a list of interesting reads from around the interwebs and tell each other “YOU SHOULD READ THIS.”   Candice Thinks Sara Should Read Travel Yourself – The Best Lobster Rolls in Halifax One of my favourite cities and one of my favourite foods? A match made in heaven! I was born in Halifax, and I’ve gone back there to visit over the years. If I didn’t already...
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Searching For the (Apparently) Ever Elusive Perfect Cocktail in Cancun

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I stayed at an all-inclusive resort during my trip to Cancun, and had an amazing time. I already wrote about all the awesome food I ate while I was there. However. I could not get a good drink to save my life. I figured, at an all-inclusive resort with visitors from around the world, the bartenders would know how to make a variety of drinks, even the slightly more obscure ones. Apparently not. A...
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Long Lists and Dog Love: My Pre-Travel Rituals

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Aahhhh! It’s finally here! It’s the day before my trip out to BC and I am PUMPED. You know how when you first start planning a trip and it’s so far away that it feels like it’s never going to happen? That’s been me for months now. Then, all of a sudden, I was down to those last couple of days and it was like “OMG I’M LEAVING SOON! IT’S NOT A LIE! EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!”...
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The Let’s Go Ladies Live-Blog The Amazing Race Canada: Season 2, Episode 6!

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Howdy, Go-Getters! Ready to race? Every week starting at 9 p.m. EST, I live-blog the latest episode of The Amazing Race Canada here on The Let’s Go Ladies! You can follow along with my commentary in real time, tweet with me during the episode (@TheLetsGoLadies) and, if you miss the episode, just check back to find out what happened! To keep us busy until airtime, let’s check out this week’s question: Race Question: Who do you think should still be racing? We’re...
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10 Skills You Need to Hone as a Solo Lady Traveler

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Living, studying and working abroad for months at a time gave me a unique perspective on being a solo lady traveler. Spending a week here or there is great, but once you’ve immersed yourself in the day-to-day life of another country, you start to realize… you’re lacking in some ways. No matter how smart or street savvy we may be, there are always a few skills all lady travelers should hone before beginning their...
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YOU SHOULD READ THIS Link Round-Up for August 8th

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Every Friday, Sara and Candice put together a list of interesting reads from around the interwebs and tell each other “YOU SHOULD READ THIS.”   Candice Thinks Sara Should Read Travel + Leisure –  Test-Driving the New Foursquare Since social media is one important aspect of both our respective careers, I wanted to know what you thought about the new Foursquare. Have you tried it yet? There’s no more social aspect – instead it’s...
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