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Hi!  I’m Annie.  I started this blog to write about the valuable lessons I learn, wonderful people I meet, and the amazing products I use while traveling.  The Overpacked Suitcase unpacks the many stories of my travels and will pack your suitcase with new information and life lessons.  I hope you’ll come along for the journey!

 

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My Promise to My 27 Years Old Traveling Self

On April 28th, I turned 27. Last year, I started a tradition of traveling every year on my birthday. Being in unfamiliar places is by far my favorite thing. I feel more comfortable in unfamiliar places. As I woke up in our tiny, San Francisco Airbnb apartment, I realized that it didn’t feel like my … Continue reading My Promise to My 27 Years Old Traveling Self

Reluctant Heroism: What I Learned From my Airbnb Host in Nashville

“The hero has to be reluctant. That’s a little piece of advice for you.” The hero has to be reluctant. The hero has to be reluctant. The hero has to be reluctant. When I booked my Airbnb room last weekend, I had a lot of things on my mind. A lot. I was only looking … Continue reading Reluctant Heroism: What I Learned From my Airbnb Host in Nashville

Lessons From The Leather Man

The minute I arrived I Florence I felt a deep sense of love in my heart.  The beautiful city offered me beautiful views, fed my delicious mozzarella, presented me with wonderful art, and most importantly gave me the opportunity to open my wallet to purchase so many gorgeous items. I knew nothing about leather before going … Continue reading Lessons From The Leather Man

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