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Where to travel in Fall (2022)

I know it’s hard to imagine with the heat waves hitting Europe and the U.S. right now, but it’s time to start planning those Fall travel trips for 2022. I know what you’re thinking “it’s still summer, and I just got my credit card bill

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The Beginner’s Guide to Summer Camping

So you want to go on a summer camping trip. There are typically three main reasons: either you’ve grown up doing this, you just started dating someone who decided this was your life, or you feel peer pressured by Instagram telling you that everyone is waking up to beautiful

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Welcome to Intentional Meandering

Have you ever heard of “intentional meandering” for travelers? Of course you haven’t – I just made it up. Well, kind of. Early on in my travel days, I was an obsessive researcher. I would scour the inter-webs, looking for the best things to do, see, eat, and drink. I’

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5 Essential Pieces of Travel Kit to Bring on Every Trip

For some, packing for an upcoming trip brings a rush of excitement. Hours away, you’ll be off jet-setting across the world, discovering uncharted lands, eating exotic food, and most importantly, not working. For others, it can actually induce a bit of stress. What should I bring? Am I going

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Iceland Itinerary and Trip Recap: May 2021

Right as I got my first round of vaccinations, I started planning my first trip in over a year. Iceland had just opened back up to vaccinated visitors and since I had never been, it seemed like a no-brainer. So with 28 days to go, I started planning. Before COVID-19,

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The best ways to support your fellow Instagram travel bloggers

For the longest time, my account was around a cool 150 followers – made up of friends and family members. Whenever I traveled, I took pictures joking I was “doing it for the gram” while fully accepting that I’m not an Instagramer. I prefer to be in the moment when

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It’s Official, Credit Card Travel Insurance is a Scam

On my annual thanksgiving trip abroad this past year (this time to Paris), I had maybe one of the most nightmarish travel experiences of my life. It’s a long story for another post, but the short version is that about 3 hours into my flight, Air France decided that

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The Best Way to Grind Your Coffee

Every morning, I engage in a sacred ritual. It’s a ritual that most people perform, one where you make the world suddenly turn and life resume. I’m talking, of course, about coffee. My coffee ritual might sound a little strange to you, however. First off, I use an

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It’s Official, I Travel Like an Old Man

At the ripe old age of 28, I’ve finally realized that I travel like an old man. As an athlete, I’ve had a few bumps and bruises along the way; numerous sprained ankles, broken bones, torn ACL, bone spurs (the real kind, not the Donald Trump ones), to

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Is Sustainable Travel Possible? There’s No Easy Answer.

I’m lucky enough to live in the Pacific Northwest of the United States at the moment. Maybe not necessarily lucky by coronavirus standards; we were one of the original hotspots and continue to grapple with it. But I am fortunate since escaping into some of the most beautiful mountains

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