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Amanda Williams
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A long time ago, the city of Edinburgh was known as “Auld Reekie.” This was back in the days of peat fire smog, overpopulation, and a lack of modern plumbing. Add to this a stagnant Nor Loch (which was polluted with everything from waste to dead bodies),…
Heading to Edinburgh, Scotland soon? Here are some suggestions for what to do with three days in the Scottish capital city.
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Ever since I was a little kid flipping through the pages of my Zoobooks, I knew that someday I wanted to travel to Africa and go on a safari. I wanted to see wild lions and herds of zebra and big-eared elephants – probably not much different than what…
Thinking of finally booking that dream safari in Africa? You definitely should! But here are eight things you should know before those first game drives.
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I am no stranger to solo travel. In fact, in the past five years, the majority of my travel has been on my own. I’ve done all sorts of things solo: train trips, city breaks, adventure tours, and more. But one thing I had not done before was go on a cruise…
Ever wondered if a river cruise would be any fun alone? Here's what going on a Viking River Cruise in Russia was like as a solo traveler.
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To be perfectly honest, Russia was never high up on my travel bucket list. It’s one of those countries that I assumed I would visit eventually, but that I wasn’t actively dreaming about like some other places on my list. But when I was presented with a…
Considering traveling to Russia for the first time as an American? Here are eight things that surprised me about Russia after my first trip there.
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When most people think of river cruises, they think of rivers like the Danube and the Rhine; of countries like France and Germany. Most people don’t immediately think of Russia when they hear the term “river cruise.” Which, of course, is exactly why I…
Here's an in-depth look at the sights and highlights from a 13-day Russia cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg with Viking River Cruises.
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The wind was whipping across the hilltop with such force that it was the only sound I could hear. I imagined that maybe I could hear the stones around me humming. I stepped up to the largest center stone, towering more than twice my height, and…
Think you might like to visit both Scotland's Highlands and some of its isles? This Hebridean Hopper tour with Haggis Adventures will help you see both!
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Usually around this time of year I do a big post listing all the places I’m hoping to travel to in the new year. I usually dub it my travel wish list, and you guys seem to enjoy reading it. So where is that list for this year and why have I been so quiet…
Usually around this time of year I do a big post listing all the places I’m hoping to travel to in the new year....
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So far in my travels I have visited roughly 1/4 of all the countries in the world. That’s both a lot and hardly any at the same time – there’s still SO much of the world left to see. And yet, even though there are more than 140 countries I’ve yet to step…
Need some travel inspiration? Check out these photos from all over Scotland. But be warned that they may make you want to pack your bags immediately!
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Let’s just call it like it is: 2016 was a CRAZY year. So many things happened – both good and bad – that I never expected. Despite all the craziness, though, 2016 was a pretty epic year for me, travel-wise. I visited 11 new countries, 3 new US…
Let’s just call it like it is: 2016 was a CRAZY year. So many things happened – both good and bad – that I...
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Welcome to “Stuff You Should Know About” – a monthly collection of travel news, tips, photos, and other odds and ends that don’t really fit in anywhere else but that I still really want to share with you. Random travel news London to Australia direct In…
Welcome to “Stuff You Should Know About” – a monthly collection of travel news, tips, photos, and other odds and ends that don’t really...
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I’m not one of those people who hates winter. I like how the trees look under a fresh coating of snow. I like cuddling up with a soft blanket and hot cup of tea at night. And I actually kind of like bundling up in warm scarves and sweaters and colorful…
Ideas for a long weekend getaway to Orlando for couples - you definitely can go to Disney and Universal even when you don't have kids!
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As I planned a long-weekend getaway to some of Orlando’s most famous theme parks for the beginning of December, I really only had two things in mind: To go somewhere warm (because Ohio is usually getting pretty gray and slushy by that point). To avoid the…
Thinking of visiting Universal Orlando in December or around Christmas? Here are three special things you can't miss at Universal around the holidays.
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Traveler, storyteller, adventure-seeker.
Introduction
I'm just a small-town Ohio girl trying to balance a "normal" life with a desire to discover the world beyond my Midwest bubble. My adventurous nature and inability to say "no" have led me to some pretty amazing adventures around the world. Tag along and see where the journey takes me next!

Check out my adventures at: http://www.dangerous-business.com
Bragging rights
I've been to more than 30 countries across 4 continents. I've bungee jumped in New Zealand, gone swimming with sharks in Belize, volunteered with elephants in Thailand, road tripped across the US (twice!) and much more.
Education
  • Kent State University
    Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Ohio Northern University
    Journalism
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Gender
Female
Work
Occupation
Travel Blogger, Freelance Writer
Skills
writing, editing, social media, photography
Employment
  • Freelancer
    Travel writer, website manager, social media consultant, 2012 - present
    I freelance for all sorts of travel sites, including currently writing for RoamRight Travel Insurance's blog, as well as for Hostel Rocket. In the past, I have written pieces for Viator, Boots n All, and Travel Mindset, to name a few. I am also currently the managing editor for Go See Write, and also do some social media consulting on the side.
  • A Dangerous Business Travel Blog
    Traveler in Chief, 2010 - present
    I run a travel blog called A Dangerous Business, which chronicles my adventures all around the world.
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Currently
Twinsburg, OH
Previously
Findlay, OH - Wellington, New Zealand