The Simple Thing I’d Like for My Birthday

A birthday cake my bff Stew made me last year. Seriously, I am lucky!

Travel can be many things: delightful, educational, exhausting, eye-opening, exciting, and sometimes downright miserable. But even on the most disastrous of trips, something positive comes out of it. And that something is gratitude. I’m turning 28 on Sunday — and I’ve never been more filled with gratitude in my entire life. A lot of that is […]

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Travel Link Roundup – 7/25/14

Greetings from rainy Ketchikan! I’m back up in Alaska after a whirlwind month at home (including the World Domination Summit). I’m looking forward to a relaxing weekend. Take a break from work with these must-read travel goodies: ———– “Here is a surprise corndog I bought you because you are my friend.” ———– Who else loves […]

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27 Inspirational Projects & Quotes from WDS 2014

Michael Hyatt of MichaelHyatt.com

If you’re subscribed to my newsletter (you are, right?!), you’ll know I recently attended the World Domination Summit (WDS) in Portland, Oregon. This amazing conference is spearheaded by Chris Guillebeau, who traveled to every single country in the world (before the age of 35!) and wrote The Art of Non-Conformity (one of my favorite books ever). WDS is based on three […]

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PHOTO: Trees of Hamilton

I’m home in Hamilton, New York for the next few weeks, and I couldn’t be happier. Maybe these trees give you an idea of how beautiful and relaxing it is here. If you’re in America, hope your holiday week is wonderful! Click the pic to see it BIG. This photo is part of my Meatless Monday […]

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Travel Link Roundup – 6/27/14

Happy summer! I’m home in beautiful Central New York for a few weeks. In addition to seeing family and friends, I’m here for a wedding and my TEN-year high school reunion. Can you believe it? Wish me luck! Without further ado, your travel links: ———– Ethiopia: a land of many surprises. ———– Bookmarking this: 53 freelancing mistakes that […]

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Meet the Adorable Snow Monkeys of Japan

Baby snow monkey Japan

We crunched up the snowy path. It was freezing outside; we could see our breath and barely feel our toes. But we knew something magical awaited us at the top, so we kept going. Then, we saw one. It darted across our path to go prostrate itself on a heating pipe. It was small, greyish […]

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