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I grasped the small shot of rum that was handed to me with delicate care. I took a whiff and listened, transfixed, to the instructions that I was being told: Now, here’s what I want you to do… I want you to take the whole shot into your mouth, but do not swallow

I've been talking about doing a Philadelphia Cheesesteak Taste Test for years. Living right outside of Washington, DC (a mere 2 1/2 hours away) it should have been an easy weekend activity to do. But year after year has gone by, and no Philly cheesesteaks. Until now! As part of October's Local

The Open Road. Is there anything better than getting in your car and heading out on a kick-ass road trip? For me, a road trip is one of the best ways to travel because the journey is the destination. (Profound… I know.) I’m a big fan of creating playlists to accompany my

[caption id="attachment_2368" align="alignleft" width="300"] Notes from my first class[/caption] Mon dieu! My French 101 learning experience recently came to an end. After nearly 3 months of weekly classes, I’ll be the first to admit that I am far from fluent. But, the experience and effort was not for naught- I can proudly say

This guest post is by Mandy Kilinskis. I think society has matured to the point where we can all openly admit that we’re nerds about something. And whether we’re architecture nerds or music nerds, we like to incorporate that into our travels. So if you’re looking to make your next trip a

Photo via Tourist-Destinations.com Tomorrow, I take my very first class of French 101. Up until now the extent of my French knowledge has started and stopped at the movie “Amelie,” so I am excited and more than a little bit nervous to begin my lessons. Since I have publicly deemed 2012 the year

At first glance, 2011 was a bit of a tough travel year for me. Coming off of the epic-ness that was 2010 (A month backpacking around Australia and New Zealand?! Hiking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon?!) it’s been difficult to have to grapple with a consistent lack of

Welcome to the first annual Packed Suitcase Traveler Gift Guide! I set out to bring you the coolest travel gift ideas from all over the web, and believe me, with so many fun products on the market it was really hard to choose. But I made my list, and checked it... twice(!)

Welcome back to Where in the World Wednesday! The concept is simple: We: Provide a riddle in the form of a haiku. You: Try to guess the city described. Post your guess in the comments section.  Easy, right? Later this week, the answer will be posted. Whoever guesses first gets a special shout out. And, here

This post was originally published on GoGirlGuides.com on 8/8/11.When you’re on the road, it can be hard to find the space to bring much entertainment along for the ride. Luckily, a great night can be had with little more than a deck of cards or a pad of

If you’re heading to the beach and looking to create a summer playlist full of iconic classics and fun, beachy tunes, look no further! I’ve set out to create a truly great list of songs sure to set a relaxing and upbeat vibe perfect for a day at the beach, a

We all know that food and travel go hand in hand, and today I'm unveiling a fun new feature on Packed Suitcase... recipes inspired by world travel! And since we are currently in the thick of summer, I was thinking a festive drink native to the beach bars of the British