Souvenirs Worth Buying

What’s the stupidest thing you ever bought or took home as a souvenir?  Something that makes you roll your eyes now, or you possibly have already thrown away. For me, it’s this little Vietnamese doll key chain.  It’s too big to use, and yet, I still have it! I’ve also finally decided that I don’t…

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Trip Planning Like a Nerd

Travel is such a beautiful privilege that life allows.  It’s, hands down, one of my favorite things.   But sometimes we forget that travel and all of it’s beautiful and disappointing experiences, doesn’t just happen.  It’s a series of choices that add up to experiences.  Like how, deciding to go to Honduras, making friends, and accepting…

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Ireland Part 1: A Trip of Firsts

Last week I blogged here about how to plan a trip if you aren’t a planner.  Back in March of 2015 I went to Ireland and Northern Ireland on a short notice trip.  It was a trip of a lot of firsts for me, including first airbnb stay, first left side driving experience, and first…

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The Bare Bones: How to Plan a Trip When You Aren’t a Planner

Everyone has their own style of travel ranging from planning spreadsheets to day-of flight bookings.  But there are a few ‘must haves’ that even the most spontaneous of us cannot avoid eventually. We need a who, a where, a when, and a what.  What you will do and eat and see can all be decided…

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