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Work and Play in Sin City, Las Vegas

Las Vegas is EXACTLY what you see in movies. Well.. maybe not exactly. I didn’t have a penthouse suite. I didn’t lose a tooth. I didn’t wake up with a tiger in my bathroom, or a random baby in my closet. I don’t have friends as hilariously stupid as Allen (but a few who are…

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San Francisco

San Francisco is such a cool city. If I could move to the city by the bay tomorrow, I would have all my bags packed yesterday. My friend Chandler and I did San Francisco the cheapest way possible. We stayed in a hostel in the Tenderloin district, notorious for being San Francisco’s high-crime, high-poverty neighborhood.…

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Rise Biscuits and Donuts, Durham

I asked my Twitter followers where in the Triangle you can find a “cronut,” the 2013 craze that took off in NYC. It’s croissant-donut pastry. The Triangle Explorer responded, saying he thought the sweet breakfast treat was offered at Rise Biscuits and Donuts. At Rise they call them “cronies.” So I went to Rise in search…

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Irregardless Cafe, Raleigh

Irregardless cafe is on West Morgan Street in Raleigh, close to NC State’s Campus. Open for more than 30 years, the restaurant is well-established as a cafe and catering business in the Triangle. Irregardless calls itself a “farm to table” restaurant, known for using fresh, local produce. It caters to meat-eaters, vegetarians, and vegans; making it…

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Pittsburgh and Primanti Bros.

I visited Pittsburgh in May for a family reunion. We went for a Pirates’ baseball game, and spent the rest of the weekend exploring.  I’m told this view, and the sandwich I’m going to tell you about at Primanti’s are two things you are not allowed to skip when you go to Pittsburgh – a third being…

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To my favorite seniors

A few weeks ago I would have told you I wish I was graduating this year. A few weeks ago I was jealous of my friends applying for jobs, or grad schools. I was jealous that their lives were moving forward. I was jealous that they get to go be grown ups, while I’m stuck…