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April 13, 2019

A Spontaneous Adventure in Tasmania

I like to think that the best adventures always start off without a plan. Tasmania or “Tassie” is an island located south of Melbourne, off Australia’s south coast. It’s an island with wild and beautiful landscapes and 515,000 people call this place home. It’s Australia’s smallest state, and you can fly into Hobart or Launceston. Things […]

March 31, 2019

Where to relax and unwind in Uluwatu, Bali

Uluwatu in the South of Bali is one of my favorite places to visit while I’m in Indonesia. The beaches are beautiful, the people are friendly, and you can’t beat the views. It’s a perfect place to relax, unwind and catch up on some well-deserved YOU time. Rent a scooter for the day and visit […]

December 15, 2018

Oahu: Island Paradise

There is nothing quite like stepping off a plane and arriving at one of your favorite places in the world. For me, that place is Oahu, Hawaii, an island paradise. The first time I visited Oahu in 2008, I knew I would eventually move to the island. It took years before I finally relocated, but […]

November 25, 2018

Costa Rica: Where “Pura Vida” Flows

I first stepped foot in Costa Rica in Peñas Blancas after crossing the border from Nicaragua. At the time, I didn’t realize I would spend the next six weeks exploring waterfalls, spotting sloths and hiking through a majestic cloud forest. From the Pacific Coast to the Carribean side, Costa Rica is one of the most […]

October 26, 2018

Solo Traveling in Nicaragua

Nicaragua is a budget traveler’s dream destination. Whether you want to climb a volcano, visit colonial cities or surf world-class waves, you can move around this country with ease, regardless if you know Spanish. If you crave adventure, add volcano boarding to your list, and if you’re looking for a party, San Juan Del Sur […]

October 25, 2018

Yosemite National Park

There is no place like it. With 1,200 square miles of iconic landscapes, waterfalls, valleys, meadows and giant sequoias, one visit to Yosemite National Park isn’t enough. I’ve always wanted to visit this magical place, and when my friends invited me on a camping trip to Yosemite and a few nights in Big Sur, I […]

October 17, 2018

How to Experience New Zealand by Bike

Photo by Kristen Koss. This guest post was written by Allison Hail. With its well-established cycling trails, incomparable scenery, and rugged natural topography, New Zealand is a biker’s delight.  Here are some tips on how to experience New Zealand by bike. Planning: Choosing destinations, Avoiding crowds. New Zealand has a small population relative to its […]

October 13, 2018

Joshua Tree National Park

You can travel all over the world, but there is no denying some of the best gems are right here in California. What started out as a three-month travel adventure in Central America turned into an 8-month journey that also included several stops in South America and Europe. In August, I decided it was time […]

July 16, 2018

6 Ideas for Making Friends While Solo Traveling

I enjoy solo traveling. It’s a fun, liberating and rewarding experience. Even though I travel alone, there are few times when I’m actually without company.  Making friends while solo traveling can be easy because there is always a new friend to meet, someone to share an experience with or a stranger who can’t wait to […]

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