Seeking Authenticity: My Hawaiian Hike Adventure

If you don’t already know this about me, lemme fill you in real quick. I try to avoid being a tourist when I travel. Sure, I’ll take LOTS of photos and visit a few famous landmarks (here’s looking at you, Eiffel). But I wanna go beyond that, too – away from the crowds, off the …

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To All My Fellow Bucket Listers: Are you Dreaming or Doing?

We’re only one quarter into 2018, and I already feel like I’ve adventured enough for half the year. No complaints, though! Enough is not a word in an adventurer’s vocabulary. There’s no such thing as enough, only what’s next? But, as much as I’m always itching for the next, I also enjoy reflecting. Not just …

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Faves from my First Trip to San Fran

Predictably, my desire to visit San Francisco can be traced back to the Golden Gate. What can I say? I’m bridge-lovin girl. Of course, my first suspension bridge love was – and will always be – the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan (aka. the Mighty Mac). But the Golden Gate? Easily number two. And, in this …

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The Authentic Amalfi Coast Experience

Do you ever want to go all Secret Life of Walter Mitty and step right into photos? I do. Basically, all the time. But, I don’t just dream about all the places in the photographs. I add them to my bucket list and plan to actually GO – which is exactly how I wound up visiting the …

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My First EVER Zipline Experience: Flying at 426.5 feet

Guys, I finally crossed ziplining off my bucket list. While prepping for my Italy trip, I stumbled upon Il Volo dell’Angelo – the Flight of the Angels – and knew, instantly, I had to make it happen. HAD TO. You see, Volo dell’Angelo is one of the highest ziplines in the world. Two separate lines …

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Six Reasons I Have Mad Love for Minori, Italy

All those picturesque photos you see of the Amalfi Coast? The real thing is at least 100x more unbelievable. Trust me. I spent four days of my Italy trip here and my eyes and brain were at odds the entire time! Every millimeter (go metric system!) of that coastal road had me questioning reality… practically …

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