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When I tell people I'm flirting with 30, they tell me I look like I'm in college and I have the energy of a pre-adolescent. Well, that's good because did you know there are 195 countries in this world? My goal is to travel to as many countries as my age. My current count? 14. Yikes. Better get jetsettin'! Read More

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Category: Travel Essentials

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6 Easy Ways You Can Give Back to Communities While You Travel

December 12, 2016 by in category Travel Essentials

Volunteer Opportunities: 6 Easy Ways You Can Give Back to Local Communities While You Travel I remember when I was in middle school, I never looked forward to the holidays. The holidays meant Christmas presents and everyone at school would arrive in new Adidas or Juicy Couture jumpsuits, boasting about all of the gifts they [...]

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5 Tips to Avoid Killing Your Only Travel Companion

November 23, 2016 by in category Travel Essentials

5 Tips to Avoid Killing Your Only Travel Companion My fiancé, Chris, and I have had more arguments these past 5 months of traveling together than in our 3 year relationship. It’s no secret that we have differing interests. As much as he’s crazy about sports, beer, junk food and viewpoints; I’m crazy about dramas, [...]

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Travel Gifts Guide: The Perfect Gift for a Traveler

November 12, 2016 by in category Travel Essentials

Travel Gifts: The Perfect Gift Guide for a Traveler As a traveler living out of a 60L backpack, I’ve convinced myself that I’m a minimalist. As I walk by boutique shops in new cities, and my eyes lock with a new gadget or cute stationary, I chant to myself, Emily, you don’t need that. You [...]

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5 Ways I Manage to Lose Weight While Eating Like Crap

October 18, 2016 by in category Travel Essentials tagged as , , ,

5 Ways I Managed to Lose Weight While Traveling and Eating Like Crap My friends back home know that I’m a foodie and will eat anything that looks delicious. In college, when my metabolism was at an all time high, I was known to be the human disposal as I would sheepishly ask, “Are you going [...]

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How We Live Rent Free While Traveling the World

October 5, 2016 by in category Travel Essentials tagged as ,

How We Live in Luxury Pads Rent-Free While Traveling the World Would you believe me if I told you we lived rent free in Portland, OR for 10 days in a 2-bedroom craftsman style home? Whimsical, eclectic, colorful Portland living room. Or spent 6 days in a centrally located 1-bedroom flat in Montreal? Living room [...]

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How to Prepare for Long-Term International Travel

September 20, 2016 by in category Travel Essentials tagged as , , ,

How to Prepare for Long-Term International Travel Months leading up to my travel-the-world exodus from the United States, my Google search history looked something like this: Do I need to pay for health insurance in the United States to avoid penalty under the Affordable Healthcare Act? How do I pull cash without ATM fees when [...]

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September 12, 2016 by in category Travel Essentials tagged as , , , , , ,

10 Free Apps I Can't Travel Without It’s 2016. I hope if you’ve got the travel bug you’ve also got a smartphone. When I was in high school, I had a Nokia 6600 (you know the phone with that addicting pixelated snake game?) and a T-Mobile Sidekick (which had the coolest swivel screen!). When I [...]

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