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Finding Heaven in the Sierra Nevada – South Lake Tahoe, CA

In California, Hipmunk, United States by KatelynLeave a Comment

Lake Tahoe is a popular destination year-round because it offers incredible adventures for outdoors lovers, from the high mountains to the lake. Lake Tahoe is well known for its skiing during the winter months. Don’t be surprised to see a mad rush of traffic heading in that direction on a Friday night. South Lake Tahoe is located along the southern …

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Three Awesome Hikes Between Seattle and Spokane

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Image via Flickr by pfly The Pacific Northwest is the perfect destination for any outdoor enthusiast. From the snowy Cascade Mountains to salty Puget Sound to the vast evergreen forests, you’ll find peace and adventure in the great outdoors of Washington. I haven’t been to the West Coast yet. I travel a lot abroad, but I have yet to explore most …

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From Art to the Outdoors: Phoenix, Arizona

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Image by Gary via Flickr From the hot desert climate year-round to the stunning sunsets and cacti to the Spanish mission architecture, the American Southwest is a great destination for urban dwellers to outdoor enthusiasts. You can expect to enjoy 300 days of sun a year. Phoenix, Arizona is a large and diverse city with much to offer travelers and …

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Dealing with Homesickness and Emotional Exhaustion

In Travel by Katelyn2 Comments

After over four months on the road it finally happened. I’m a bit homesick. I loved being on the road constantly moving from one place to the next. The museums, the history, the art, the adventures – it kept me excited daily. Now that I’m in one place, I’m starting to feel a bit burned out. I miss HOME. The …

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Boutique Hotels in Pismo Beach, California

In Hipmunk by KatelynLeave a Comment

Have you ever heard of Pismo Beach? I bet you have. Pismo Beach, California has been mentioned in several television shows and movies over the years, like The Big Lebowski, Clueless, Ali Baba Bunny, and even I Love Lucy. Located on the central coast of California, Pismo Beach is really just a small beach town famous for its clams. During …

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Welcome to Australia Mate: My Experience with UltimateOz

In Australia by KatelynLeave a Comment

I finally made it to Australia! It’s wonderful. There are loads of kangaroos hopping around, spiders bigger than my head, and, of course, gorgeous blond surfer dudes everywhere throwing back Fosters. Just kidding. About the kangaroos and surfer dudes. The verdict is still out about the spiders… Remember a long time ago I won this really awesome contest with Go …

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Horseback Riding in Iceland with Ishestar

In Europe, Iceland by Katelyn2 Comments

Did you know Iceland has its own breed of horses? They are called Icelandic horses. I know, I know. Really original, huh? But, Icelandic horses are definitely a unique breed. So what makes them unique? Well, a few reasons. First, they are really the size of a pony. But, don’t call them ponies or people will be offended. I learned …

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Hostel Review: Suites DF Hostel

In Hostel Reviews, Mexico by KatelynLeave a Comment

Mexico City is a massive city so it’s tough to pick a safe neighborhood that is near everything you want to see and do in the city. If you’re looking for any recommendations then check out my recent 5 things you must see in Mexico City guide for some ideas. After staying at the Mexico City Hostel for two nights …