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Paris Fashion Week 2017

// Xenia of www.xeniaoverdose.com To say that fashion week is crazy is, in the least, a gross understatement. It is by all accounts, insane. It is where thousands of fashion industry insiders flock to every year to scope out the newest trends (and faces). Over the years fashion week has evolved quite a bit, with a lot of the focus shifting to digital media coverage, but it is nevertheless a huge production. I honestly can’t…

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My first time in Paris

Mention Paris among any group of people and you’re bound to get a variety of reactions: Paris is overhyped and it’s too expensive! Paris is the capital of romance and it’s incredible! Paris? Not interested. It’s a city that many people feel strongly about, and for good reason. Paris consistently ranks as the third most visited city in the world. And the Louvre alone saw 7.4 million visitors in 2016 – making it the number…

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Britt Coffee Tour – Costa Rica

San Jose, Costa Rica is overflowing with¬†things to do. It’s funny because most people immediately flock to the big-ticket items when visiting Costa Rica; beaches, volcanoes, waterfalls, the list goes on. There are so many incredible and exotic experiences to be had all over the country that sometimes travelers ignore the capital city. However, the San Jose area also offers tons of fun activities. One in particular, the Britt coffee tour, is close to my…

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Manuel Antonio Beach – Costa Rica

It’s crazy to think that for all the times I’ve traveled to or been in Costa Rica (I used to live there), I’ve only been to the beaches a handful of times. For this trip I made sure we found an opportunity to go, even if just for a day or two. Luckily, we managed to plan a quick trip to Manuel Antonio. I had heard great things about the park and the beaches inside,…

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Mountainside in Escazu – Costa Rica

Back in November I traveled to Costa Rica for my grandfather’s 100th birthday and I decided to spend a little time exploring other areas of the country while I was there. I was lucky enough to have a friend traveling with me this time around, so we decided to have some fun and book this incredible airbnb for one night. It wasn’t too far from my grandfather’s house, but going up into the mountains really…

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Have an Epic Road Trip – Northern California

I was so pleasantly surprised by my road trip in Northern California earlier this fall that I figured I’d do a round up of some great spots you can drive to if you live in the area. With the incredible variety of landscapes and towns both big and small, there’s something for everyone, no matter your tastes! Manteca, California – Have to give it up to my original hometown! There’s a tranquility in the air…

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Molinari Deli – San Francisco

We enter Molinari Deli after trekking some ten blocks through Chinatown in the middle of the day. I instantly know this is the place we want to be; there’s a line and they mostly look like locals. We take a number and somehow squeeze through to the back, where there’s a no-frills bin of bread waiting for us. The process is simple – grab one and go to the counter when your number is called….

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Calaveras Big Trees State Park

I arrived in California that week with a faint idea of what I wanted to do, but no solid plans. Since I was traveling with family, I didn’t have¬†100% autonomy and did have to plan around other family outings and events. I had researched several options, like visiting Yosemite, but time and budget constraints meant that couldn’t happen. Ultimately I settled on a place that I had actually visited several years ago: Calaveras Big Trees…

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Top 10 Italy Travel Tips

Italy, land of wonder, wine, and pizza, is one place where you’ll never run out of things to see or things to eat. It’s beautiful and will leave you breathless, probably because you’ll constantly be trying to catch a train. I visited Italy for the first time last fall and it was an incredible trip, but there are a few things I wish I had known before I went! Today I’m sharing my best Italy…

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