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The Golden Gate Bridge rising from the fog.

10 Most Beautiful Destinations for Summer Travel

Most Beautiful Destinations for Summer Travel amsterdam

The timing of this guest post is rather entertaining, since it comes just when I’ve decided to take a summer travel trip. The details of my trip are still unclear, […]

Why You Should Travel Solo: Advice from 7 Solo Female Travelers

solo female travel

To travel solo is to see the world  — and yourself — with new eyes. With solo female travel, you’re free to embrace your truest self, to meet strangers from […]

10 Disappearing Tourist Sites: Go Now Or Never?

disappearing tourist sites

The ethical debate of whether tourism helps or hinders a community/country is one with no winner. Globalization has made it so easy for people to hop on a plane/train/ship and […]

Camping at The Steens Mountains in Oregon

steens mountains oregon

Last weekend I was craving an escape. I wanted to get away from Bend, from people, and just be in nature near the mountains. Despite being an Oregon native, I […]

WIN the Ultimate Dream Life Abroad in Luang Prabang, Laos

I still remember the day, five years ago, when I sat with my breakfast on the banks of the Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos contemplating my future. I had […]

You Know You’re 30 When…

turning 30

I was never one of those girls who had anxieties about my age. I love surprises and challenges, new adventures and change. I never dreaded the next birthday, or regretted […]

9 Best Teaching English Abroad Blogs

teaching english abroad

It all started with teaching English abroad: this blog, my endless desire to see the world, my current business affairs. I remember I was sitting up nights in my bed in […]

Sunrise at Haleakala Crater on Maui

Sunrise at Haleakala National Park

One of the most popular things to do on Maui, Hawaii is to watch the sunrise on Haleakala Crater inside Haleakala National Park. It means standing on top of a dormant […]

7 Days on Maui, Hawaii with a Volkswagon Van

Sunrise at Haleakala Crater

When I found out I was going to Hawaii for seven days, I thought “wow, that’s a long time on a small island.” I had been to Maui before, and […]

10 Natural Camping Hacks to Make Your Outdoor Life Sweeter

natural camping hacks

This is a guest post from fellow outdoor enthusiast and blogger, Joe Black, of Nature Rated. He is a camping expert, and here he shares some of his natural camping hacks […]

Camping Maui by Volkswagon Van

7 days on maui

I wasn’t sure what I signed up for when I accepted a last-minute invite to Maui, Hawaii. I was even more concerned when, after the tickets were booked and we […]

9 Things to Do in Bend, Oregon

things to do in Bend

In a city that’s growing faster than most people like to admit, a popular phrase is “stop telling people about Bend!” Bendites are going to hate me for writing this […]

A Nearly Endless Adventure to Picket Butte Fire Lookout

picket butte fire lookout

When I learned that the forest service rents out their fire lookouts during the offseason, I imagined a room with a 360-degree view of uninterrupted forest. With the Picket Butte […]

3 Simple Steps to Facing Your Fears

overcome your fears

We all have fear, be it a fear of summiting your first mountain, fear of teaching English abroad, fear of taking your first solo trip abroad, fear of camping alone. […]


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