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The Do's, Don'ts, and Maybes of Mont Saint Michel
Mont Saint-Michel is a visually striking island located off the lower Normandy coast at the mouth of the Couesnon River in France. For many, it's a must-see site in France. It was on my list too; however, during our two-month stay in France time quickly passed and suddenly, we only had two weeks left. We quickly booked a train and hotel and made our way to Mont Saint Michel at the end of last November. Our haphazard planning made for memorable misadventures and this post will detail some after-the-fact advice on planning a trip and experiencing Mont Saint Michel ... Read More
7 Things That Scare Archaeologists
Mummies, mole people, and cursed mysterious artifacts. Yes, archaeology has its fair share of Hollywood created horrors. For the most part, they're quite entertaining, but if you want to know what really scares archaeologists, keep reading ... Read More
10 Day Azores Itinerary
This post details my 10 day Azores itinerary and is part of my Travel Itineraries series which details my trip summaries, reflections, and tips to help you plan your trip ... Read More
Hiking the Ben Lomond Track in New Zealand
For many travellers New Zealand is a must-visit destination. Personally, I've wanted to visit the country since I was a kid. Why? At some point during my childhood, I came across an old newspaper insert, The Mini-Page, titled Let's Visit New Zealand. On the fourth page, there was a section that read 'No Snakes'. I was sold ... Read More
Tips for Organizing Sources for Research Papers
You've narrowed down a topic for your paper, now what? In this post, I focus on one key element — sources ... Read More
Planning a Day Trip to the Catlins, New Zealand
You won't see the Catlins on your typical tourist lists of must-see places in New Zealand. This is probably because it is a bit out of the way. This post details what we decided to see and some tips for planning a day trip to the Catlins ... Read More
Tips For Undergraduates Interested in Archaeology
One of the most frequent questions that I get from undergraduate archaeology majors is some variant of 'How did you get to where you are now?' This is a valid question as every archaeologist has a different story and career trajectory. That being said, I think what most undergraduates are really asking is 'What can I do now, as an undergraduate, to become an archaeologist?' That's a bit tricky because there is not a 'one-fits-all' approach in charting out a career path in archaeology. Still, there are things you can do to create a solid foundation for a career in archaeology. If you're an undergraduate student who is excited about archaeology, this post is for you ... Read More
4 Day Zion, Grand Canyon, and Bryce Canyon National Parks Itinerary
This post details my 4 day Zion, Grand Canyon, and Bryce Canyon itinerary and details my trip summaries, reflections, and tips to help you plan your trip ... Read More
Visiting the Lagoa do Fogo in the Azores
Years ago when I researched potential honeymoon locations, the Azores popped up on my radar. An image of bright green pastures set against the backdrop of the strikingly blue Atlantic Ocean piqued my interest. Though we ended up going to New Zealand for our honeymoon (no complaints there!), I still hoped to travel to the Azores one day. That dream became a reality not so long ago. My favorite walk of our trip was on the island of São Miguel. In this post, I will share our experience and tips for visiting the Lagoa do Fogo in the Azores.  ... Read More
Gummies Galore!: 3 Reasons to Visit the Haribo Factory Outlet Store in Bonn, Germany
If you love—and I mean LOVE—gummies, then this post is for you! ... Read More
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Smiti Nathan

I’m an archaeologist that travels around the world for both work and pleasure. I have a penchant for exploring ancient and modern places and the people, plants, and foods entangled in them. I write about archaeology, travel, and productivity.



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