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Be a Travel MacGyver on the road with these four items!

A Little Creativity… Six Tiny Things Travel MacGyvers Should Pack

Traveling lacks predictability. For a Type A-er like me that causes heart palpitations at random times, but I also love the constant pressure to think on my feet and come up with instant and creative solutions to problems I never anticipated. Sometimes this means just verbal and active solutions, but other times it’s a mad […]

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A Little Habit…Essential Tips for the Laid-Back Traveler

Now that I’ve been back in the States for a couple of months I find that some of my well-honed travel habits went AWOL on me and just disappeared without asking me if I was ready to part ways.  You see, I never lose anything on the road (truly haven’t left anything behind) yet in […]

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Pharping, Nepal

A Little Culture… Settling into Volunteer Life in Pharping, Nepal

The warmth and humor of the Nepali people are among my best memories from traveling through Nepal and volunteering there. Across my two months there, Amrit, the man overseeing my guesthouse during my volunteer experience, became one of my favorite new friends. Driven and charismatic, he also exudes optimism. His happy dispositions settles deep into your soul and […]

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Declutter and Purge Before You Travel

A Little Advice… Embrace Purging & Right-Size your Belongings

Many things related to planning this round the world trip have surprised me. Some overwhelmed me. And some I even came to enjoy. One of those surprisingly enjoyable activities? Purging my belongings. (What does this say about what it takes to amuse me?!) What can I say, it turns out that I like sorting, organizing, and […]

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