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A Cruise Stop in Juneau

I’m not going to lie, I researched Juneau before my trip. And I was nervous. I tried to learn some cool and interesting facts, but as best as I could determine, the city was full of tourist traps, glaciers that are absurdly expensive to visit, and a tram to give you a bird’s eye view. Leaving the ship, we saw signs for all the typical Alaska excursions, flightseeing, fishing, whale watching, bear wrestling… Continue reading “A Cruise Stop in Juneau”

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An Adventure in the Amazon – My Stay at Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion

I have a confession to make. I like glamping. I love glamping way more than I like camping. That’s mostly because I love beds and I love showers. I can do without those two things, but if you’re going to give me those comforts combined with nature intensive but modern conveniences lacking aspects of real camping, then I’ll be a real happy camper.

And that right there is the reason I fell in love with Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion. Continue reading “An Adventure in the Amazon – My Stay at Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion”

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The Secrets of Machu Picchu

The sun had just barely broken over the horizon as we found our seat amongst the other tourists on PeruRail. Outside the window there were mountains all around us. Strong mountains, made of stone. Somewhere out there I knew the Incan Trail was just starting. Maybe the hikers were too, and after a little bit I thought maybe the hikers further along in the trail were just waking up, ready to finish up their long trek. There was a river beside the train, blinding in the sun, flowing around large stones that matched the mountains behind. We were traveling in The Valley, The Sacred Valley of the Incas, headed toward the most well known Incan creation: Machu Picchu. Continue reading “The Secrets of Machu Picchu”

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Incan Ruins – How Looking at the Past Inspires Your Future

I remember the first time I learned what UNESCO World Heritage sites were. It was somewhere around stair one billion and one in Sri Lanka’s Sigiria, and someone asked why we were torturing ourselves in that way. The response was, “it’s a World Herritage site.” And that was it. No more discussion necessary. After that arduous climb, I looked up the list on UNESCO’s site, and I learned that I had been to five of their locations before. Continue reading “Incan Ruins – How Looking at the Past Inspires Your Future”

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So Are You, Like, Finding Yourself? 

The number of people who have addressed my plan of living out of a van in the past few weeks is incredible. Sure, I spam everyone I know trying to get my name out there, but the people who came to me in real life and addressed their concerns are amazing. These people actually care about my safety! But a lot of naysayers and supporters alike think that this choice is about the ever eternal search for “Finding Yourself.” But to me, that’s ridiculous. Continue reading “So Are You, Like, Finding Yourself? “

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The Three Cities in Panama City

In January 2016 I was privileged to be able to travel to Panama with my family, as something related to the family owned business. We stayed in Panama City, but we also visited Casco Antiguo, which means the Second City, and the remains of the first European settlement on the Pacific coast, called Panama Viejo. Individually these places were memorable, but seeing these drastically different places side by side provided me with one of the most satisfying trips I’ve ever taken. Continue reading “The Three Cities in Panama City”

New Wish Wednesday · Travel

Travel Bucket List – Take Me Out to the Ball Game

One of my favorite sports, in fact one of the only sports I watch, is baseball. I never really liked timed sports, they felt pointless until the last few minutes, but baseball could change any inning. Or honestly, it could stay absolutely the same for 15 innings. Who knows? I love the suspense, the steps you have to take to score, the pressure each player feels.  And especially in person, that pressure and suspense is palpable. Which is why I want to see as many baseballs games as I can while traveling. Continue reading “Travel Bucket List – Take Me Out to the Ball Game”