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Self-Drive Tour of the Golden Circle in Iceland

In Europe, Iceland by Katelyn0 Comments

Iceland has some of the most surreal and epic landscapes I have ever seen. And, I’ve only seen a tiny fraction of it. I’m already planning my next trip to the island to experience more of its myths, magic, and beauty. During my short visit in October, my travel companions and I rented a car from SADcars to explore as …

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Dating Abroad: Tales from Sydney

In Australia, Expat Life by Katelyn0 Comments

It was late. The bar was closing, and it was time to head back. The others went ahead as we casually strolled under the stars with our arms around each other’s waist. Perhaps it was because we each drank a little too much wine with dinner. Or maybe it was a little chemistry. He was a handsome stranger with gorgeous …

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Great Escape Monthly Review: April 2016

In Australia, Great Escape by Katelyn0 Comments

Welcome to the Land Down Under! After months of waiting, I finally landed in Sydney, Australia on April 3rd. After a whirlwind week of exploring Sydney with Ultimate Oz, I spent about a week and half in Sydney looking for a job and catching up on writing, which I’m still horribly behind on. During my first month in Australia I …

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5 Lessons My Father Taught Me

In Family by Katelyn0 Comments

Every little girl dreams of being a daddy’s girl. I know I did. I’m the spitting image of my mother, but I’m my father’s child. I have his crooked smile, his bad eyesight, and his stubborn personality. Over the years, we’ve butted heads more times than you can count. While we haven’t always gotten along, my father has taught me …

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Photo Essay: Vivid Sydney 2016

In Australia, Sydney by Katelyn0 Comments

The anticipation killed me. I often get worked up over the littlest things. Vivid Sydney 2016 was one of those things that sent my heart racing and anxiety creeping in slowly. I really hate crowds. But, to see the world’s largest light show outweighed the fact that I hate feeling like a sardine in a can without air holes. I …

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Great Escape Month Three Review: March 2016

In Europe, Great Escape by Katelyn2 Comments

March was an incredible month of travel starting with a colorful sunrise in the Sahara Desert of Morocco to celebrating my 29th birthday in London to having a minor anxiety attack climbing the Eiffel Tower to drinking beers with my Scottish roommates in Munich. As much as I fell in love with Europe and enjoyed the centuries-old architecture and cobblestone …

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Fun Travel Facts From Around the World

In Travel by Katelyn0 Comments

Though not for everyone, travelling is a great way to discover new cultures and get close to some of the world’s most famous landmarks. From Brandenburg Gate in Berlin to the Taj Mahal in India, you can be sure there’s a fascinating story behind the world’s most recognisable landmarks. Here are five of what we think are some of the …

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Top 5 Holiday Destinations for Summer 2016

In Travel by Katelyn0 Comments

With the temperatures warming up, minds are focused on upcoming summer vacation season. With the world at one’s feet, choosing a holiday destination can be rather puzzling. Here’s a list of some of the top travel destinations for the summer of 2016. Liège, Belgium Formerly a blue collar town, the city has recently experienced a travel boom for those who …

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Three Awesome Hikes Between Seattle and Spokane

In United States by Katelyn0 Comments

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

In United States by Katelyn0 Comments

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 …