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Are You Making the Most of Your 20s?

How did we get here? Wasn’t it just yesterday that we were in elementary school, playing flashlight tag? Middle school, jumping up and down on the bed after our first dance? High school, sneaking Mike’s Hard Lemonades and closed-mouth kisses? Or even college, studying until 10 pm, partying until 3 am, and then doing it […]

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Adios, Nicaragua; Hola, Next 6 Months!

Today’s my last day of volunteering here in Granada (you can bet your buns there’ll be tears), and on Saturday, I set off almost two months on the road. Though I’m muy triste to be leaving the little crazies that have given me more than my daily quota of hugs for the last three months, […]

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Do a 3-Day DIY Juice Cleanse. Really.

Just here for 3-day DIY juice cleanse recipes? Not interested in my babble? Click here. Want to eat healthier? Of course you do. Well then common advice might be to slowly start replacing unhealthy foods with healthy ones. Start ordering omelettes instead of bagels. But, HELLO, that’s way easier said than done. (Who can resist a bagel!?) […]

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11 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

Jumping across the Gobi Desert, Mongolia

I was recently nominated for a Liebster Blog Award. The catch? There’s no real award. No cash, no E! News, and no Kanye West being an asshole. It’s more like a blogger chain letter (and how awesome were those?!); after a blogger is nominated, they answer 11 questions, and then they nominate 11 other awesome […]

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How Travel Makes You Thankful

View from the top of Dude Mountain, Ketchikan, AK

I’m currently sitting at the kitchen table of my childhood home, reflecting upon the upcoming holiday and all the things I’m thankful for. There are so many things that it would be impossible, and very boring for you, for me to count them all. Instead, I wanted to write on a subject I think about […]

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The Most Important Benefit Of Learning Another Language

Learning new languages is fun. In my 26 years on earth, I’ve tried to learn French, Spanish, German, Latin, Korean, Japanese, and Arabic. (Note: “Tried” is the key word here. These are in order from success –> misery.) And, despite my many struggles and failures, there’s nothing like actually communicating or understanding an idea in […]

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How To Smile When Shit Goes Wrong

Camry being towed

Sometimes, when you’re traveling, everything goes perfectly. It’s never happened to me. But I imagine it happens to some people, somewhere. Maybe the same type of people that win raffles or find four leaf clovers. Those people. For the rest of us, howevs, travel never goes as planned. Things come up, stuff breaks, people are […]

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