How to Love Your Everyday Life

Does your everyday life seem boring? Does it feel like you're just trying your best to get through the ordinary? Or living for the weekend? Or longing for your next trip or adventure? If you're nodding yes, you are NOT alone. The regular days of life can easily feel mundane and even burdensome, when compared …

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How to Have Everyday Adventures Where You Live

When I think of adventuring, my brain automatically goes BIG. Like, globetrotting big. Hiking through the Alps. Exploring a Scottish castle. Cliff jumping in Hawaii. Bungee jumping in Costa Rica. Speeding down the Autobahn. Skydiving over Dubai. You get the idea. While I plan to do all of the above—and more!—I also understand that adventure …

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5 Best Tips for Taking Better Travel Photos with your Phone

Photography is my go-to creative outlet. It’s a hobby that enhances my life on a daily basis. But, I must confess that I’ve almost exclusively used a smart phone camera for years. This coming from a girl who took photography in college for my art degree. I even own a basic DSLR and a regular …

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7 Best Tips for International Travel on a Budget

International travel on a budget is easier than you might think! Prior to 2017, I’d reluctantly dismissed all thoughts of solo travel abroad—convinced it was too dang expensive.  And yet, I took 7 international solo trips from January 2017 to November 2019. For Paris, I spent just under $1,000 on ALL trip expenses, and Barcelona …

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Solo Travel Packing List for Females

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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How to Beat Post-Travel Depression: 5 Tips

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 and it’s back to …

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Best Tips for Solo International Travel

So far this year, I’ve taken two international solo trips—which is two more than I expected to take, well, EVER. Back in January, I traveled to Paris, then Barcelona in May; and, I’m happy to report I had no major hiccups during either trip, nor did I feel uncomfortable traveling alone. (Guys, I was born …

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Best Views in Barcelona Spain

Whether you prefer #travelTuesday or #Tuesdayviewsday, today’s post is for you. As I’ve mentioned in past posts, I visited Barcelona back in May. It marked my fifth excursion to Europe, second solo international trip, and first time in Spain. To be honest, though, Barcelona wasn’t a high priority destination for me until maybe March—when a …

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Is Solo Travel for You? Take My Ultimate 7 Question Quiz

How could you travel to a foreign country by yourself??!! It’s a question I hear a LOT. And, I’m not surprised. Intimidation definitely deters many from solo travel— especially international solo travel! Even seasoned travelers aren't exempt. Preference also plays a major role here. You may have no desire to travel solo, and that’s perfectly …

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How Skydiving Changed My Life

Last spring, I jumped out of a perfectly good airplane and it changed my life. Literally. It was the catalyst that took me from adventurous dreamer to adventurous doer – jolting me out of some serious ‘someday’ apathy. Suddenly, every single item on my bucket list felt not only achievable, but achievable in the NOW. …

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