10 Ways to Look like a Local

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In my few years of travel here and there, I have noticed one thing: tourists, although appreciated for revenue, can be generally annoying to locals. I experienced this first-hand one day when I was shopping in Camden Town, London. I had my sights set on an adorable orange-trim camel coat one of the vendors was selling. I looked at my mom, who was next to me, and said, “Look! This jacket is absolutely gorgeous!” and at that moment a very peeved, very local man looked around at me and shot me the grossest, meanest look, and I knew. I knew my Texan voice was too loud and too excited for this London...

Hi, I’m Jewel

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Hello and welcome to Jewel Abroad – a travel blog about a college girl aspiring to do everything and go everywhere. With 2016 starting, I decided to take an alternative approach to make sure I complete my resolutions: document them obsessively! I have such a heart for travel and I believe it is an essential part of life. Saint Augustine once said, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page”. After years of family vacations and little tastes of international life and ‘staycation’ style getaways, I realized my love and obsession with travel. The idea of stepping off a plane into a busy world...