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Road Trips: Diablo Lake, Washington

They named it Diablo Lake, but there’s absolutely nothing devilish about it. Diablo Lake is a serene reservoir located in the North Cascade Mountains…

Big Four Ice Caves

Exploring the Big Four Ice Caves

After living in dry, arid and beachy Los Angeles for the past three years, I can’t express the excitement I had to move to…

Getting Lost in Ireland

Getting lost can actually be pretty awesome when you’re in good company. I’ve always been a little different from most of the people around me….


Cusco, Peru: Heart of the Inca Empire

Once you’ve made the decision to visit Machu Picchu, you find out that you’ll need to make your way to Cusco first to either catch…

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Awkward Travel Situations and How to Handle Them

Every time I travel to a new place, my cultural characteristics and habits – direct reflections of my personal upbringing and social norms from back home – become very apparent. I’m…

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Key Phrases To Learn Before You Travel

One of the worst things you can do while traveling is assume everyone speaks your language. While English has become the world’s universal language and…

Awesome Gift Ideas For Travelers

Well, the holiday season has arrived and like every preceding year, I find myself struggling with new gift ideas for my friends and family. Gifts…

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How to Take Better Photos

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” – Ansel Adams. Have you ever noticed how the same scene or subject can be photographed…

30 Best Travel Quotes

Even if you’re following your dreams and doing what you love, every now and then you may need some inspiration <3 Here are the 30 best travel…