Beer & Waffles in Charming Ghent & Bruges

For quaint beauty and village-like atmospheres with the vibrancy of much larger cities, the Belgian towns of Ghent and Bruges really take the proverbial cake. In this case, the proverbial cake is a waffle. Ghent is so charming that I’ve visited it twice since I’ve lived in Europe (because I am a sucker for charm). […]

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To Have a Great Birthday, Do These Five Things

1. Have a big accomplishment right before your birthday Load your schedule in such a way that you’ll be done with a big project right before your big day. I turned in this semester’s last packet of writing for my creative writing graduate program and I had an article published on Slate about my great-grandmother’s […]

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