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A Little Depth…An Epically Muddy Day at the Dead Sea

Arriving at the Dead Sea in Jordan earlier this month, I wasn’t prepared for the starkness of the landscape. Conjured up images of the Dead Sea in my mind were of two varieties: an exotic, remote, and barren desert landscape with an inhospitable lake of water stretching out for miles. a smiling and slightly accented […]

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A Little Sand…Nine Women Pushing a 4WD

Here’s a fun fact you may have never known – when you push a car out of deep sand, you can actually fall on your face once the car starts moving. Fun fact. I’m all for women power – ra ra, equality, ra ra – but that doesn’t mean that I don’t believe that there […]

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A Little Serenade…Six Songs for a Happy Birthday!

So there I am, a year ago today, sweaty, sand is in every single possible crevice of my body, the cake I bought completely melting all over the makeshift table, and yet the moment is precisely right as twenty-four backpackers serenade me with the Happy Birthday song in six different languages. We were all on […]

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How to spend the holidays as a solo traveler.

A Little Reflection… On Spending the Holidays Alone as a Solo Traveler

Murmur the world “Christmas” and you likely imagine a toasty log cabin with a flickering fire. You’re sipping a steaming cup of hot chocolate while the snow blankets the cabin in an earthly quiet. Perhaps there’s even a twinkling Christmas tree tucked into the corner and carols tinkling from the radio. That’s the Hollywood Christmas […]

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