Prado Museum Highlights

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What is the Prado museum famous for? Plenty! Here are the highlights and things you need to know before your visit, based on my solo birthday trip to Madrid and the Prado Museum. The Museo Nacional del Prado boats the best collection of Spanish art and some of the nicest collections of European art with […]

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4 Days in Madrid

Selfie photo of Antoinette standing in Plaza Mayor in Madrid, Spain. Frolic & Courage.

I clicked the “buy tickets” button, still reeling from my first solo travel adventure to Paris. It was my going to be birthday, after all, so why not spend four days in Madrid, Spain? Ok, let’s back up a second. I didn’t expect to catch the travel bug nor did I plan to. So when […]

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Safety Tips While Traveling Abroad

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How do you stay safe when traveling abroad? Is it safe to travel? These questions are what’s on everyone’s mind before taking their first trip abroad. No lie, these questions popped in my head, too! That’s why I decided to make this list of safety tips while traveling abroad, i.e.- how to stay safe, based […]

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Top 10 Gifts for Travelers in 2018

Photo of an armored suit, swords, helmet, and shield from India.

If the Majaraja of Datia can gift the world-traveling Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, something as cool as this coat of armor in 1876 without the internet, there’s certainly hope for you! Do you hear what I hear? It sounds a like someone frantically typing on a keyboard, panicking because they have no idea of […]

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What to Do If You’re Traveling While Sick

Photograph of a passport, luggage tag, and tissue on top of a suitcase. What to do if You're Traveling While Sick | Frolic & Courage

I can’t believe this happened to me. As great as a travel planner I think I’ve become spending time planning for every possible scenario, there’s no way I could’ve planned to get sick, let alone travel while sick, two days before my first trip to London. Ready or not, I was going to have the […]

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Traveling Abroad as a Person of Color

Photo of myself, traveling abroad as a person of color, inside the Musee de Louvre in Paris, France.

Traveling Abroad as a Person of Color: The Underlying Reason Behind our Lack of Representation You can’t really pinpoint the moment when “it” happens while traveling abroad as a person of color; but when “it” hits, you are incredible self-aware. I sat on a hard red seat inside a crowded metro train in Paris on […]

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