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What I Do For a Living And Why Nobody Understands It

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Most of my family and friends have no idea what I do for a living. I’ve explained it to each of them numerous times, and yet whenever I return home […]

6 Different Kinds of Travelers: Which One Are You?

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This is a guest post from fellow writer and ESL teacher, Christine Hayes, who is currently teaching English in Thailand and sharing her stories here. She is also a writer […]

2016 Holiday Gift Guide for the Miss Adventure in Your Life

Holiday Gift Guide for the Miss Adventure

Happy Thanksgiving! Whether you’re headed out tonight, braving the crowds tomorrow, or waiting for Cyber Monday to scratch a few items off your holiday gift list, you’ll want to have an […]

Hacks For Your Pack: 7 Essential Hiking Tips To Keep Things Easy

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Trust me, I know why you hike. You love being out in nature and you want to stay fit. Hiking is a great way to satisfy both essential human needs. […]

Hiking in Olympic National Park: A Misadventure

Hiking in Olympic National Park

“Look at those gorgeous lakes down there!” I pointed. Armando’s eyes followed my finger to the canyon below, above a waterfall and finally to two large mountain lakes nestled in […]

Glamping in Bocas del Toro, Panama

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When I told a friend of mine where I’d be spending part of my birthday trip in Central America, he told me I was never going to want to leave. […]

On Turning 30: A Birthday to Remember

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After turning 30, people often look back on their twenties and report that they were the years of self exploration and personal growth, for being wild and free. Many say they were […]

Guanajuato City, Mexico Has My Heart

Guanajuato City, Mexico

Sometimes a city captures your heart in a way no other has. Sometimes you can’t describe the what or the why or the how because the feeling that overcomes you […]

Volcano Boarding Nicaragua

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The Cerro Negro volcano just outside of Leon, Nicaragua is the country’s youngest and most active volcano. It erupts, on average, once every 12 years. The last time it blew […]

I’m Going to Central America!

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Costa Rica has never been high on my list. I don’t know why. I’ve never met a traveler who didn’t like it there, and I’ve read nothing but great things. […]

7 Best Things to Do in Dubai on the Cheap

So you really think that Dubai is a posh delight only for the rich? Well, think again. Let’s take a glance at some of the best nuances of a Dubai […]

Travel Can Take You Places You Never Thought Possible

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Before I moved to Thailand four years ago, I couldn’t have told you specifically where it was on a map. I knew it was in Asia, but that’s about it. […]

How to Be Single and 30

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If you haven’t seen the new movie, “How to Be Single,” you should grab your girlfriends, sneak a bottle of wine in your purse, and go. Just go. Not only […]

Holiday Gift Guide for the Outdoor / Adventure Travel Addict

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Snow flurries are barely starting to fall outside my window, which can only mean one thing. The holidays are upon us. I love this time of year, though I know […]


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