Jennifer Leo Travel Articles

 
Boxcar Steve – Oakland, California, USA
The wheels of adventure spun inside Jennifer Leo's
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Going to Montreal, Just for Laughs – Montreal, Canada
For 10 days in July Montreal will be overtaken by
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Sept. 24, Where Am I Going, Hold On, Let Me Ask – I Wanna Be a Travel Writer
Sept. 24 – Where Am I Going, Hold On, Let Me Ask… Four hours before I was to board the plane, I finally looked at a map. I was leaving for a month in Italy, and hopefully other European parts unknown, but I really had no idea where I was going. Other than a week […]
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I Wanna Be a Travel Writer – Barfing Up a Byline
June 10 – Barfing Up a Byline I leaned over the toilet and offered up to the porcelain god another slice of my digested pepperoni pizza. In return for my donation, I asked that the guardians of all things gastronomic be kind and merciful with me. After all, I was in my new editor’s flat […]
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I Wanna Be a Travel Writer – A Prude in PatPong
July 15 – A Prude in PatPong I had heard about Bangkok’s infamous red light district many times. Mostly I had heard about the in-your-face sex offerings, and imagined sleazy men who couldn’t get laid at home coming here for the easy and exotic. I pictured doorway after doorway stationed with fourteen year-old girls in […]
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I Wanna Be a Travel Writer – Secrets, Dreams & a Pair of Scissors: Jen turns 30 in Australia
May 30 – Secrets, Dreams & a Pair of Scissors: Jen turns 30 in Australia “What are we doing today?” asked James, a senior stylist at Oscar’s on the Queen Street Mall. “A short bob, unless you think something else would look good with the shape of my face,” I replied. “Do you blow dry,” […]
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I Wanna Be a Travel Writer – March 1, Survivor II: The Australian Campout
I Wanna Be a Travel Writer March 1 – Survivor II: The Australian Campout Whether you hated Jerri, drooled over Colby, or fell in love with Elisabeth – there’s no denying that the Ogakor and Kucha tribes were camped out in a pretty sweet spot to lose weight, win a car, and strategize their way […]
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I Wanna Be a Travel Writer – March 20, The Beauties of Brisbane
March 20 – The Beauties of Brisbane The first thing I noticed about Brisbane was that the chemists (pharmacists, or a drug store clerk where I came from) were gorgeous. In my experience, I only knew pharmacists to be the ever-so-patient person standing behind the counter watching me do an unrecognizable ballet dance to the […]
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I Wanna Be a Travel Writer – March 10, For Love or Ice Cream?
March 10 – For Love or Ice Cream? “Would you like your pancakes with maple syrup and ice cream or lemon and butter?” the waitress asked. I just stared blankly at her without answering. Did I just hear what I thought I heard? I looked across the table at Michael as if I needed a […]
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I Wanna Be a Travel Writer – Feb. 13, Grandma to Groover
Feb. 13 – Grandma to Groover Almost three years ago I went to see the doctor about some shortness of breath, lightheadedness, and stomach pains. She said I had pre-30s anxiety and not to worry about it. I went home laughing. I was only 27; I wouldn’t turn 30 for three more years! Besides, turning […]
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