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Hike Phoenix by Foot

In United States by Katelyn1 Comment

Image via Flickr by Bureau of Land Management Arizona is home to some seriously gorgeous hiking trails. Just look at the Grand Canyon! However, many visitors to Arizona end up in the metropolitan city of Phoenix for work or pleasure. The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is a 3.5-hour drive away, making it a difficult place to enjoy if …

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Eat, Drink, Be Merry in St. Louis

In North America, United States by Katelyn0 Comments

Image via Flickr by Creativity+ Timothy K Hamilton St. Louis might be known for its delicious barbecue ribs and gooey butter cake, but the Gateway City is about much more than just sticky fingers and sauce-covered chins. St. Louis is home to a thriving up-and-coming culinary city that rivals many of the big cities on either coast. From locally sourced …

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The Ultimate Guatemala Highland Trek

In Guatemala, Hiking by Katelyn0 Comments

“Are we there yet?” I’ve mentally asked myself that a hundred times already over the course of three days. We hadn’t moved far in the last five seconds since I last asked myself that annoying question only five-year-olds ask their parents in the car. Forty-five kilometers is a long friggin’ way. I continued to huff and puff my way up …

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Great Escape Monthly Review: April 2017

In Great Escape by Katelyn1 Comment

After a year in Australia, it was finally time to leave. My visa was up on April 3rd, and that meant I needed to leave my adopted country or else I faced some serious fines. It’s hard to believe that my Great Escape is almost over! I should have spent my final day in Australia exploring the highlights of Sydney, …

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Hostel Review: Hostal Antigua

In Central America, Guatemala, Hostel Reviews by Katelyn0 Comments

From the infamous party hostel, Jungle Party Hostal, to the eco-friendly, Home Earth Lodge, backpackers have a huge range of hostels to choose from in the colonial city of Antigua, Guatemala. Hostal Antigua is either of those hostels. During my travels through Guatemala during winter 2016, I stayed at two different hostels. I loved my stay at El Hostal and …

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8 Things to Do in Antigua, Guatemala

In Central America, Guatemala by Katelyn1 Comment

Most backpackers and travelers skip Guatemala City and head straight to the colonial city of Antigua. With its cobblestone streets, colorful and often decaying buildings, leafy plazas, and surrounding volcanos, how can you not spend a few days in Antigua? Whether you only spend 48 hours or several months, there are tons of things to do in Antigua, Guatemala. Located …

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Should You Hold a Koala Bear in Australia?

In Australia, Queensland by Katelyn4 Comments

Next to the kangaroo, koala bears are probably the most recognized animal in Australia. They are cute, furry little animals that spend most of their days sleeping in trees. I mean, how cute is the little guy above?! There are plenty of souvenirs that you can bring home from Australia, but the most iconic seem to be a picture of …