A Trip to the Ukrainian Hogwarts

Every once in a while The Beautiful Wild will invite a special guest to contribute to the magazine with an item of their choice. This time we have the pleasure to welcome Sergey, who a few days ago set out to see the sights of southwest Ukraine.     Somehow, without thinking too much, I…

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Looking at Travel Resources

Do you have any travel apps to recommend? Or travel sites? Or travel books? If so, why? Yes, and no! I use a bit of everything, and a smattering of what looks good at the moment, rather than rely heavily on one product or brand. This makes me feel less tech savvy than I should…

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Looking at Finding Time to Travel

How do you find time to travel? Short answer: There is never enough time. Sometimes finding isn’t adequate, you have to force.     Long answer: This is a tricky question, you see, at least from an American perspective, which is what I can speak from. Americans work. A lot. And we also don’t get…

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Looking at Hitchhiking

How do you find hitchhiking as a woman? Despite the fear that word conjures up, I find hitchhiking, potentially, depending on the situation, great. I’ve hitchhiked a handful of times—and I am using the term loosely here. To me, it is hitching a ride, be it by thumbing it on the ride of the road,…

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Art Review/Travel Tip: Sandgrund Lars Lerin Konsthall

The probability that you, my dear reader, will visit Karlstad – Sweden’s 17th biggest city and the capital of Värmland County – I estimate to be next to nothing. If you one day nonetheless do find yourself in this city where the sun, somewhat misguidingly, is said to always shine, I highly recommend that you…

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Looking at Traveling with Debt

How do I deal with student loans and still travel? Oh, student loans. I feel your pain. Graduate school left me with a decent chunk, and I have to make sizeable monthly payments. Even, so, since finishing graduate school less than three years ago I’ve managed two large trips (as well as a number of…

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Looking at Travel

I’m ravenous for travel, there’s no other way to put it. I’m just terribly curious; I need to be in new places and see new things. I need to go back to old places and see more. I get antsy when I’m not expanding my mind (and truly, that’s what travel can do for you)….

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