Katka Travels 5 lame things you can buy with $10 (and 10 awesome things you can potentially win)

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Our lives are boiled down to dollars and cents.  These days, $10 will get you as far as:

1 vodka-soda at the nearest bar (gone within fifteen minutes, ten if you’re super thirsty)
3/4 of a movie ticket (1/2 if you’re going to a movie in 3D)
1.3 extra value meals at McDonalds… http://katkatravels.com/?p=1920

Katka Travels Passports with Purpose is back! Donate today!

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I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving!  I know it’s cliche, but ’tis the season everyone – Hanukkah is in full-swing, and Christmas is on it’s way.  You COULD go out and buy an Ipod for a loved one, or a latte for yourself, but what if you took that cash and spent… http://katkatravels.com/?p=1917

Katka Travels NaNoWriMo update: Complete and Epic Fail

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I thought that, with an extra week to write, NaNoWriMo would be a piece of cake.
My hubris got the better of me.
Last year, I was soooooo diligent in writing my novel, because I didn’t really have anything to do.  Sure, I was dealing with Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath, but I also… http://katkatravels.com/?p=1913

Katka Travels 5 reasons why travel writers should participate in NaNoWriMo

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Sardinal, Costa Rica. ©KatkaTravels
It makes you try out a new style of writing.  While it’s awesome to be an expert in a certain genre, as writers, we should be challenging ourselves.  That means diverging away from traditional travel writing, and trying something different.  How… http://katkatravels.com/?p=1903

Katka Travels Links I Like, week of 11/4

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Image via Business Insider
Stuff on the internet I liked reading this week…
These Fascinating Maps Show The Origin Of Words We Use All The Time.  Me gusta maps.  Me gusta linguistics.  I’ve always been fascinated by cognates.  This article serious blew my mind and is just… http://katkatravels.com/?p=1898

Katka Travels Czech-stolgia

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I always miss Prague this time of year.  It’s a combination of a bunch of things – the weather, the holidays, how the sun sets earlier, folding shirts and dresses I brought with me to Europe, fresh out of the wash…needless to say, I’m a little Prague-sick,… http://katkatravels.com/?p=1888

Katka Travels Links I Like, week of 10/28

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Stuff on the internet I liked reading this week…
Revealing My Travel Plans to My Brother, and the Shocking Conclusion – This is a really heartfelt piece by Ryan, who’s backstory is pretty cray/cool/interesting.  Travel and family matters are never easy, but… http://katkatravels.com/?p=1878

Katka Travels Happy almost Halloween!

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Halloween ’08 in Prague, drinkin’ in style.
Halloween is a personal favorite holiday of mine, and one of the best experiences I ever had was when I dressed up as Batman and paraded around Prague with some of my closest friends.  Czechs don’t really celebrate Halloween, so I… http://katkatravels.com/?p=1869

Katka Travels How to drink cheaply in NYC

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Photo by PetroleumJelliffe.
Paying $8 for a beer where you’re from might seem outrageous, but to us New Yorkers, that’s just life.  However, it doesn’t mean we drink like that all of the time.  There are plenty of occasions where we need to pinch pennies, and we’ve all… http://katkatravels.com/?p=1818

Katka Travels 101 Guys to Date Before You Die

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Sexy cover page, huh?
I don’t always write about travel.
Sometimes, I write about relationships.
My first eBook has been published!  I’ve been writing about my relationships since I started dating, but never have I really thought about publishing a collection of quirky stories until this… http://katkatravels.com/?p=1853