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DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK GUIDE

  AT A GLANCE: Death Valley is one of my favorite National Parks in the US. If there’s one place in this world that looks like an entirely different planet, it’s Death Valley. The landscape here is entirely unique and it is truly phenomenal to experience. I honestly have a hard time explaining it because […]

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A WHIRLWIND TOUR THROUGH ISRAEL

Most often when you hear about Israel, it’s because of the latest political issues and not because it’s an amazing country to visit. But let me tell you, it is exactly that: amazing. Israel is a unique and beautiful country and there is SO much to see. It’s full of stone cities, beautiful coastal towns […]

THE ULTIMATE SOUTHEAST ASIA BUCKET LIST

Backpacking through Southeast Asia is a must-do trip in your 20’s (Really for any age, though the backpacking culture in Asia is heavily 20-somethings). It’s beautiful, full of culture and most of all: it’s cheap. In between drinking on the beach and losing your belongings, you’ll find numerous activities to do, temples to climb and […]

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THE FIRST TIMER’S GUIDE TO THAILAND

Out of all the SE Asia countries I went to, Thailand was the most complicated to figure out where to go, mostly because there is a little bit of everything: mountains, cities and islands on islands. Then there are the planes, trains, buses and ferries to figure out. It can be incredibly overwhelming. I obviously […]

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ZION NATIONAL PARK GUIDE

Zion at a Glance: Zion National Park is home to some gorgeous Jurassic Park-like scenery and some awesome, yet pain inducing, hikes. This isn’t quite a fair statement due to two reasons: I was drastically and pathetically out of shape upon arrival, and I chose to do the most strenuous hike for my first hike. […]

CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK GUIDE

Canyonlands is my favorite National Park that we visited on our road trip out west. I either didn’t do too much research on it or the pictures I saw weren’t very great…but for whatever reason, I had no idea what to expect. Canyonlands has 3 districts: Island in the Sky, The Needles and The Maze. […]

WHERE TO CAMP IN THE WILD WEST

The first thing to note about camping is that not all campgrounds are created equal. If you want to camp and have facilities at the same time, there are options for that. If you want to camp in the wilderness and be entirely self sufficient, there are options for that too. Our experience camping definitely […]

BUCKET LIST: RIDE IN A SEA PLANE

So, riding in a sea plane wasn’t even really on my radar…mostly because I assumed I was too poor to be fancy. But, when you don’t book your ferry ticket ahead of time and then realize they are all sold out on the morning of your expected departure…you have to start looking into some other options […]