Woohoo! Happy Summer Solstice! It’s the longest day of the year; I hope you’re doing something awesome. Up here in Ketchikan, it won’t be dark for long. Did somebody say beach bonfire?

Now, for your weekend travel reading:

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Just do it! Life changing opportunities that will take you abroad, from Pop Sugar.

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Tyler of Advanced Riskology dishes up 11 lame-ass excuses you make every day that are ruining your life.

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Love this Gap Year Escape interview with Travis from Extra Pack of Peanuts: How To Travel The World Using Frequent Flyer Miles – Explained!

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Bear in my backyard
I took this photo yesterday from my front porch. #AlaskaLife

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Someday! Over on the G Adventures blog, Gary Arndt talks about what to pack for Antarctica.

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The Q&A section on Jenny Blake’s new site is pure gold. SO much insight about life and entrepreneurship.

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What incredible photos! Seriously For Real tells the tale of a lost Egyptian city revealed after 1,200 years under sea.

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Lastly, an open letter to all the half-naked backpackers. In this guest post for Candice Does The World, I talk about my wish for some female backpackers to just put some fricking clothes on.

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