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An American who loves reading, writing, the great outdoors and furry creatures. My love of mountains has taken me from my hometown outside of Philadelphia to Colorado, Peru, and now Switzerland. I settled here because of my husband, but the chocolate and cheese don't hurt.

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6 Valentine’s traditions from around the world that we love
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Ah, romance. Nothing gets the heart fluttering like candlelight, flowers and the sound of sweet noth...

Where to stay when you’re away: hotel or Airbnb?
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The plane touches down after a long flight. You stretch your legs, rub your eyes and peak out the wi...

Most common cultural faux pas and how to avoid them
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As children we learned to say please, thank you and to keep our elbows off the table. Now that we’re...