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Great Escape Monthly Review: January 2017

In Great Escape by Katelyn0 Comments

As a child, I remember summer vacation lasting forever, but as an adult, a month is gone with just the snap of my fingers. 2016 came and went in a flash of passport stamps, currencies, and sleepless nights. I welcomed 2017 in with a few strangers I met at my hostel at some cheap club in Newcastle, Australia. Personally, I …

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All-American Fun in Arlington, Texas

In Texas, United States by Katelyn2 Comments

It doesn’t get more all-American than the city of Arlington, Texas. Home to General Motors, Six Flags, the Texas Rangers, and the Dallas Cowboys, Arlington is known as the American Dream City. This small city of nearly 400,000 residents is home to diverse neighborhoods with world-class educational institutions, iconic sports venues, and heaps of fun stuff to do only 20 …

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How to Survive Hostels in 10 Easy Steps

In Hostel Reviews, Travel Tips by Katelyn0 Comments

For many people, the word “hostel” instills fear. Visions of the movie Taken flash across people’s eyes, especially Americans since we don’t have a strong hostel culture in our country. But, hostels are a great place for people of all ages. When you’re traveling on a tight budget, hostels are where you’re going to spend most of your sleeping hours. …

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Exploring the Best of Sunny Anaheim, California

In California, United States by Katelyn0 Comments

Image via Flickr by Andy When I think of Anaheim, California, I think back to “D2: The Mighty Ducks.” In this 1994 movie, the Ducks go to Anaheim to play in the Goodwill Games, and after much difficulty, they beat out Team Iceland in a sudden death shoot-out. What a great movie! In all seriousness, Anaheim is a popular travel destination …

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Top 10 Things to Do in Alice Springs, Australia

In Australia, Northern Territory by Katelyn2 Comments

People often come to Alice Springs as a starting point to their Uluru trip and then quickly leave just as fast as they came. That’s a big mistake. Alice Springs has lots to offer travelers regarding history, food, and activities. Alice Springs is one of Australia’s most popular Outback towns. With deep pioneer roots, this historic red center town is …

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Great Escape Monthly Review: December 2016

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If I had to choose one word to describe my December, it would be “work.” I worked over the Christmas holidays at the horse farm, which was awesome because public holidays are double time. Cha-ching! When I wasn’t with the horses, I was slaving away on my computer working on my client project that was due at the end of …

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A City Guide to Visiting Singapore

In Asia, Singapore by Katelyn0 Comments

  Flickr Image by Lenoid Yaitskiy This post is originally from IHG’s Guide to Singapore.  Modern, prosperous and dynamic, Singapore is a global hub for finance, high-tech industry, and international trade. If you’re visiting on holiday, it’s a shopper’s haven and a foodie’s dream, with gleaming malls and a legendary food scene that takes in everything from Chinese, Malay and Indian street food …

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5 Unique Iceland Activities You Can Only Do in Iceland

In Europe, Iceland by Katelyn0 Comments

Out of the 31 countries I have visited thus far in my travels, Iceland is by far the most magical. From its incredible out-of-this-world natural landscape to the quirky art scene of Reykjavik, Iceland is a country you have to visit at least once in your life. Or twice. I’m already planning my return visit. Iceland offers a variety of …

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My Best Travel Photos From 2016

In Great Escape, Photography by Katelyn0 Comments

I began my Great Escape on January 20, 2016. Over the course of the past 12 months, I traveled to 16 countries, two new states, and managed to take at least 32 GB memory cards of travel photos. One of which I still need to edit. I should probably get on that since most of my Europe photos are on …