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Julia Hudson

I'm Julia Hudson, a.k.a. The Epic Adventurer, and I write all about independent, sustainable, and culturally-sensitive travel. I'm a professional travel writer, editor, and digital marketer based out of Boston. I love inspiring people to travel and promoting economically and environmentally responsible tourism. Besides the nitty-gritty of travel how-tos, I think a lot about the ways that traveling shapes our sense of identity. Being foreign is always an eye-opening experience, and we carry complex responsibilities and freedoms as we move around our planet.

Leaving my baggage at home: How a life of travel is changing me

I was recently invited to submit an essay to an online journal run by my alma mater, about global citizenship. Needless to say, this is right up my alley, and I happily...


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Why it's not okay to make fun of an expat's homeland

I've been turning this one over in my head for a few days now – I haven't been sure if I wanted to post about it, mainly because I try to avoid writing...


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Travel inspiration for your day…

Enjoy this little gem, from Natalie Babbitt.


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A beautiful morning in London

I nearly titled this post "a relaxing morning in London," but as I've spent the morning going over to-do lists and strategizing the best way to get my...


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Mid-year round-up: All the posts you might have missed in 2014

With the summer solstice this past weekend, I wanted to take a moment to round up some of my favorite pieces from The Epic Adventurer this year. Sometimes, the world of...


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I'm moving to London, and I need your help!

This year has been one of change. And honestly, it's all been really, really necessary change – moving, reevaluating relationships, and prioritizing myself...


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Accents and Isolation

I ended up in a really interesting conversation yesterday with a coworker, and just had to share. See, this particular woman is Barbadian, and has a fairly strong accent...


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What sustainable tourism really means, Part II

For me, sustainable tourism ultimately means that travelers are interacting with a destination in a way that is mutually beneficial for the traveler and for the locals....


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What sustainable tourism really means, Part I

So I was thinking about this a lot last night, and got really fired up and had to write it down. When travel writers and bloggers talk about sustainable tourism, it is...


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Prague's wartime history and contemporary art scene

Prague, the ancient “City of a Thousand Spires,” is known for its landscape filled with churches and red terra-cotta roofs … its subterranean pivovars (beer...


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