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This week, PackedSuitcase.com reached 100 posts. Hurray! It’s a huge milestone and I’ve been planning a celebration of sorts to look back at a few of my favorite posts. Serendipitously, Katie at Tripbase has recently initiated a fun challenge called My 7 Links. The gist is that nominated bloggers pick out worthy

For as long as I can remember, I've yearned to visit Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural masterpiece Fallingwater. I remember first hearing about it on a children's show as a kid (Sesame Street, perhaps?) and the concept of a house built over a stream, perfectly integrated with the surrounding environment has intrigued me ever since. It

Who hasn't wondered what it would be like to be on the Amazing Race? The idea of racing through some unknown land, uncovering clues and having a rip-roaring time along the way is enough to entice anyone to apply for the show.Luckily, I didn't have to go quite to that

  Are you stuck in a travel rut? Escape and get inspired by watching a movie perfectly suited to quench your thirst for something new. Just answer the following 10 questions and keep track of your answers until the end of the quiz, then your hand-picked movie selection will be revealed! Let's get

Originally posted on GoGirlGuides.com on 4/20/11: I’m a big solo travel enthusiast, and over the years I’ve gained quite the soft spot for London… There’s something about the combination of museums with ridiculously important artifacts, fancy high tea, parks with beautiful flowers, world-famous theater, charming accents and the hint of royalty

Originally posted on GoGirlGuides.com on 4/14/11: Each summer when I was growing up, my parents would take me to some of America’s most notable national parks. Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, Glacier… We would rent a car and go for two weeks, driving park to park in an effort to experience

Photo courtesy of VegasBottle.com Cosmopolitan. Just the name alone evokes fond feelings for women... Memories of girlfriends gossiping over frilly, potent pink martinis... of an exciting lifestyle that many of us aspire to have. With so much of Las Vegas geared towards men, it’s only fitting that the new kid on Sin

To create (or not create) a travel bucket list… For many travelers, that is the question. I find that people tend to be solidly in one camp or the other. The common argument for people against the concept of writing down travel aspirations into a bucket list is that they feel

Originally posted on GoGirlGuides.com on 3/21/11: Video. There’s no better way to bring your travel memories to life than to have a well composed video to support your story or highlight a special aspect of your travels. In last week’s column, I explored some of the budget-friendly high-tech gadgets that flashpackers could

January 11, 2001. I coughed in the ancient Italian cathedral. Loudly. It was the kind of cough that goes on and on; the persistent itch you can't get rid of and if you try you just end up making it worse. Inside San Miniato’s stone walls, my coughs echoed throughout the

It's tough having perma-wanderlust. Regardless of whether I'm freshly back from some amazing adventure or completely desperate for anything remotely resembling a three day weekend, I can't stop looking ahead to where I'm going next. So, with this inherent wanderlust I am constantly saying "oh, I'd love to go there" about