Living with Zeal

Life is an adventure. I believe this to my very core. Every single day is a choice to embrace this mindset: to live with ZEAL. Zeal. Zeal. Zeal. Fun to say and one of my favorite words because I truly believe it captures the essence of how I’m determined to live my life – with …

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Don’t Do It for the Gram

Are we Instagramming because we travel, or do we travel so we can Instagram? I was struck by this question in the opening of a recent Robb Report article, titled: Instagram is Changing the Way We Travel (and Not Necessarily for the Better). While I won’t give you a full summary of the article (read …

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My Favorite Oahu Hiking 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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How Would You Define Adventure?

You know why I adventure. (Or maybe you don’t, so READ IT.) But, adventures themselves aren’t one-size-fits-all. What constitutes an adventure for me might seem too boring, dangerous, odd, uncomfortable [insert word of choice] to you. And vice versa. And, guys. I love that about adventuring. It is what you make it. So, real quick, …

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7 Instagram Travel Accounts to Follow for Serious Inspiration

Wanderlust runs through my veins. I swear it keeps my heart a’pumping, since I don’t go a single day without longing for glimpse of the world I haven’t seen. And Instagram is quite the enabler. Some days, my feed is an endless stream of places. Places I need to visit ASAP. Places I want to …

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The YOLO Lifestyle

YOLO or FOMO? I randomly asked myself this question the other day. Not even sure why. But random thoughts pop into my head so often that it doesn’t even phase me now. So anyway, YOLO vs. FOMO. This prompted me to ponder the idea behind each one – beyond the obvious cool factor of using …

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International Travel on a Budget

International travel on a budget is easier than you might think! Prior to this year, I’d reluctantly dismissed all thoughts of solo travel abroad – convinced it was too dang expensive.  And yet, I now stand (err, write) before you having taken two solo trips to Europe since January! For Paris, I spent just under …

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Pack These Essentials for Solo Travel

No one likes packing for a trip. (Right??) It has to be the least enjoyable part of traveling. And packing procrastination? That’s a very real problem. But waiting till the last minute also increases the risk that you’ll forget something. I am actually NOT a procrastinator when it comes to packing, but that doesn’t mean …

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5 Ways to Beat Post-Travel Depression

It’s inevitable. You spend weeks – sometimes months – anticipating a trip. Planning, dreaming, wishing for time to move faster. And then, it’s here. Departure day. Bags packed, you embark on your adventure by plane, train, or automobile. But then, time during the trip just. will. not. slow. down. Far too prematurely, the journey ends …

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