Juliana Dever

50 Flips | 1 Magazine | 9 Followers | @CleverDever | Rooted in LA, but exploring as much of the world as possible. Culturally curious, in love with locals, afraid of flying. 

Austin, I Love You So Much: a Weekend Itinerary

When I was 21, one of my best friends moved from St. Louis, Missouri to Austin, Texas. After my first trip to Hamilton Pool, Sixth Street and eating …

What Do Polar Bears Eat? Sadly, It's Not Pancakes

Polar bears are heart-meltingly adorable, right? They have an incredibly positive public perception. From what I can tell, they enjoy ice skating, …

Warsaw: Everything New is Old Again

In today's installment of "Should I Visit This Tourist Attraction?" I go to the Salt Mines of Wieliczka so you don't have to (unless you want to). …

Exploring the Ancient Yet Modern Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Before I left to traipse across the Eurasian steppe, my bigger task was figuring out how the heck to prepare for a trip to Mongolia. I had to pack …

Postcards from Travel to Nicaragua

I visited during the USA’s Christmas time, and if you’re looking to get away from the cold, Central America has heat in abundance (95*F/35*C). Travel …

Travel

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic - and You Can Too!

Ireland provides a great many things for the visitor: Extreme hospitality, a convivial pub scene, verdant scenery – and the chance to relive one’s …

Ireland

My Heart Really DID Go On in Belfast

Next Stop: Belfast<p>Modeled to resemble the hull of the great ship, the Titanic Belfast is an architectural wonder her own self. Plus this one’s on dry …

Ireland

Stay in a Medieval Castle in Cong, Ireland

Nine years ago, when I first visited Ireland we stopped in a bucolic little town called Cong, made famous by the 1950s John Wayne movie <i>The Quiet Man</i>. …

Do I Need to Visit the Salt Mines of Wieliczka?

In today’s installment of “Should I Visit This Tourist Attraction?” I go to the Salt Mines of Wieliczka so you don’t have to (unless you want …

Feeling Like Royalty in Bialoweiza, Poland

Tales of an ancient forest deep on the border of Poland and Belarus ping across my consciousness like a tiny flight recorder begging to be found. …

Blue Cheese

We Got Scammed in Florence So You Don't Have To

Seamus met two charming, well-dressed guys on the steps of the Duomo with credentials around their necks. Before the afternoon was over we were out …

The Walking Dead

How To Find Dinosaur Bones in the Gobi Desert

“Stick your tongue on it. Go on.” Besides bored kids in winter, does anyone ever follow this suggestion? Yet here I was in remote Mongolia, holding …

San Francisco

Pizza: A Mongolian Tale of Adventure and Delirium in Karakorum

My friend Ragan and I crossed the Mongolian Desert for a week eating nothing but pickled cabbage, potatoes and the occasional found bag of crushed …

Red Carpet

Why I Was So Wrong About Philadelphia

“Philly? Why would I ever want to go to Philly?” Until now, characters I knew to be from there shaped my narrow-minded impression of Philly. Rocky, a …

Luxury Lifestyle

Being A Cowboy: It’s More Than Just Snakes And Beans

At some point I started thinking about cowboys as wild American explorers, but maybe I’m romantically forcing that idea a bit because that’s what I …

Samsung Galaxy

11 Thoughts I Had While Floating in a Sensory Deprivation Tank

It’s one thing to be naked <i>around</i> your best friend; it’s a whole other deal to accidentally touch each other’s bare skin, especially when you’re …

9 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Arizona Now

Here are some of my favorite photos from my recent trip with Corning Incorporated and the “Gorilla Glass 4:” Leticia Barr, Kelly Olexa, (me) and Beth …

"Cong is the Most Beautiful Place in the World"

Cong, Ireland is one of my favorite places in the world. It’s a dreamy fairy-tale setting with an ethereal vibe that stays with you long after you’ve …

Ireland

"If You Believe in Connection to Nature, You Can Feel That, Inside of That Forest."

Straddling Poland and Belarus, the Białowieża Forest is the last bastion of a once vast primeval forest that stretched out across the lowlands of …

National Parks

From a Gondolier's Point of View in Venice, Italy

We almost didn’t take the gondola ride. We both hemmed and hawed about it. After watching tourists with selfie sticks being boated around Venice for …

Italy

The life of a Czech Winemaker in Moravia

<i>updated March 13, 2017</i><p>Moravia, in the Czech Republic, is a fascinating wine region. Behind the Iron Curtain until the Velvet Revolution of 1989, …

Wine

"I Took Where I Grew Up All For Granted"

Looking out over the vastness and geologic spectacle that is Northern Arizona, it’s easy to get lost. Lost in the wonder. Lost in the landscape that …

"If you come to Mongolia you’ll really like the country."

Three hours into our eight-hour ride, Bulgaa, the saint of all translators had cajoled the vanload of us to sing horse-inspired karaoke. She managed …

Mongolia

"I took my two dogs Victor and Molly and went foraging for the items myself."

“I feel like a Druid, searching for herbs, creating things.” Nathalie Thibault puts what looks like a teeny pinecone in front of me.<p>We’re in the …

Quebec

Churchill Manitoba – The Warmest Coldest Tundra Town

“I wish it was winter already” Molly, who works at the Iceberg Inn says, throwing off her coat to reveal a tank top. “It’s like spring out …

Passionfruit

What You Need to Know About Seeing Polar Bears in Churchill

“I love this flight!” Doug, our guide, pats his pocket. “I don’t have to check my Swiss Army knife AND we get to drive right up to the plane.”<p>Even …

Polar Bears

Arctic Adventures: Your Packing List for Winter Travel

“You like the cold.” This was an actual statement made to me on my recent trip up to Churchill, Canada. I was instantly incredulous. Only insane …

Backpacking

Canada's Next Big Thing: What to See and Do in Winnipeg

Somewhat like what I image an Inuit fever dream to resemble, a blur of thick whitish fur swam past me and then up and over my head. For a moment, two …