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Sky vs…A Life Outside My Comfort Zone

When I began this blog, I imagined that I would soon be on an adventurous round-the-world journey that would have me outside of my comfort zone on a daily basis, that I wouldn't even need to make an effort to get outside of my comfort zone because I would be living outside my comfort zone. Followers of this blog know my RTW journey has turned into a few trips to Central America and, now, to living in Costa Rica. My crazy adventures never... Read More »
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Learn Spanish: Habla Ya Bocas del Toro

Five years ago, when I was a senior in high school and just recently bitten by the travel bug, I visited Panama for the first time. It was an exciting trip - I faced my fears and went white water rafting, visited a coffee plantation, studied Spanish, and met my best friend. Since I was on a school trip and studying Spanish, I didn’t have a chance to explore much of the country - though I can tell you that the best fried chicken you will ever... Read More »
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How to Choose an International Volunteer Organization

My last class with the kids at HCA I spent about a third of 2016 volunteering in Honduras. This was not my first experience volunteering abroad – my first few times out of the country were volunteer trips with my school and I was finishing up my first month of 3 volunteering in Nicaragua when I flew home in 2015. For me, volunteering abroad was a long-term investment. It was about making a trackable impact by offering assistance and... Read More »
Visiting the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, New York

Visiting Historic Seneca Falls, New York

Seeing my BFF Chelsie is always a top priority when I'm in the States, regardless of which state she's in (though thankfully she's always on the East Coast). She recently moved to Seneca Falls, NY with her husband and informed me she was not visiting me this time, I had to come to Seneca Falls because I would love it. I figured she just didn't want to drive to see me and since Seneca Falls is part of the Finger Lakes region of New York, it... Read More »

How to Stay Healthy on the Road

Traveling is an amazing opportunity but between long flights and days in transit, indulging in local cuisine and lack of routine in general, it can be tricky to stay fit and healthy. Even if you have a regular health routine at home, it goes out the window when you travel – making it easy to forget to prioritize physical and mental well-being. But wherever you are in the world, it’s important to take care of yourself. Here are a few... Read More »