Curie

How to Successfully Pack for Multiple Seasons

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People often want to know how I live out a suit case, in various locations. Read this post to learn how to pack for multiple seasons, and how to pack for longer term trips. Let’s be real, a weekend getaway is hard enough to pack for. So when it comes to longer trips, you might have to pack for multiple seasons. That can seem daunting...
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5 Tips for Food Photography

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5 Tips for Food Photography I remember when I was a beginner food photographer and wanted to take better food photos. I looked for tips for food photography, and there were some online food photography courses, but not many. So I learned mostly by trial and error, and used my other photography training as a foundation. Now, after several years as a published food photographer,...
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Underrated Travel Destinations: Santiago, Chile

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In this series I feature some of my favorite places on earth that I feel are underrated travel destinations. Here we explore Santiago, Chile. This capital city and booming metropolis is a must-visit for your next international trip. Santiago, the capital city of Chile, was one of those places that took me by complete surprise. The first time I ended up in Chile was for...
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People of Lisbon: Ligia Gomes

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When you meet Ligia, you can’t help but smile. What she lacks in stature she definitely makes up for with her powerhouse personality and energy. The 30 year old spitfire has resided in the heart of Lisbon for over 16 years, and currently works for Remote Year as a a member of their city team. Ligia, along with her colleague Goncalo, runs the ground operations...
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Six Months Abroad- What in the World am I Doing Here?

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It’s been essentially six months since I left the U.S. to travel abroad for the firs time (for real travel, not Cabo or Cancun) and then embark on Remote Year. Currently I am sitting in my two bedroom apartment in Ha Noi, Vietnam with my shades pulled shut over the extremely strange windows in my room that look into my own hallway and someone else’s...
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Croatia: A Few of my Favorite Things

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Spending a month living in Split, Croatia was beautiful, relaxing and definitely challenging. We lived there during off season, so half the restaurants were closed for the season despite saying open on google, grocery stores/convenience stores closed by 8 pm and the chances of meeting any expats were extremely slim. However- you had all of the countries beauty to yourself. Below are some of my...
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Morocco: A Few of My Favorite Things

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Come January, our new home became Marrakech. While I can’t earnestly say it was a spot I’d highly recommend living in, I would definitely encourage booking a trip. Marrakech was loud, chaotic, colorful and eccentric but the whole of Morocco was the real treat with many hidden gems and cities such as Chefchouen, Tangier and Essouiara. Here are a few of my favorites: 1. The...
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People of Croatia: Maja Dujmovic

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When you speak with Maja, there’s this gentle ease that just radiates from her. You might think she’s quiet or an introvert, but catch her leading a tour or talking about the great outdoors and she is as enthusiastic as she is charming. Maja was born in Dubrovnik, Croatia, raised between there and the city of Split. After moving away and traveling for a brief...
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An American in Asia: Living Abroad During COVID-19

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At any given moment, I hear a rooster cawing outside my window. I also hear constant motorbike honks. This is the soundtrack of Vietnam. I’ve been sitting at this desk in my quaint studio in Hoi An since March 8th and have been in Vietnam since February 24th. Hoi An is a beautiful coastal fishing village, and a UNESCO heritage site, just 10 km from...
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How Traveling Helped Fix My Biggest Body Image Issues

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I’ve struggled with disordered eating and body image issues since I was twelve. I’m in a pretty great place with my food and my body now but I definitely still struggle and insecurities still linger. I am not alone in this. As a society, we have a very disordered relationship to food and our bodies, especially women. It’s hard to meet anyone who is fully...
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