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Big City and Beach Fun with Hipmunk Hotels in California

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I recently set foot in California for the first time last month. I only spent about two and half days, most of which I slept through thanks to jet lag, in the Greater L.A. area visiting my sister between flights. While I wasn’t exactly a fan of the area, California is a big state. If it’s one thing that travel …

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Photo Essay: The Many Colors of Uluru

In Australia, Northern Territory by Katelyn0 Comments

My Australian bucket list has grown immensely over the past few months since I started living here. From diving the Great Barrier Reef to driving the Great Ocean Road, my list now includes things like cage diving with Great White Sharks in South Australia, trekking the Tasmania Overland Trek, and holding a baby kangaroo. I’d add kidnapping a baby kangaroo …

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Visiting Uluru and Kings Canyon with Mulgas Adventures

In Australia, Northern Territory by Katelyn0 Comments

Next to the Sydney Opera House, Uluru is Australia’s most iconic landmark. Formerly known as Ayer’s Rock, Uluru is the world’s largest monolith standing at 348 meters tall. Uluru became a national park in 1950 where adventurous tourists would come to see and climb the rock. In 1985, Ayer’s Rock was handed back to the original owners, the Anangu, and …

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Where to Stay in Virginia’s Historic Cities

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Growing up, I was obsessed with early American history. For years I begged my parents for an American Girl doll. I was so excited when I finally unwrapped Felicity under the Christmas tree years ago. Felicity grew up in Colonial Virginia during the early days of the Revolutionary War. From then, my obsession with Virginia began. I started to beg …

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Boutique Hotels: Stay in Style in Texas

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Texas gets a bad rap. Heck, most people think Texas should be its own country! I’ve never been to Texas, but many of my friends and fellow travel bloggers have flocked to Texas in recent months. There is something there that draws people to it. Texas has always been on my radar. I mean, who doesn’t want to live out …

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Hiking Pacaya Volcano in Antigua, Guatemala

In Central America, Guatemala by Katelyn0 Comments

Antigua is small Spanish colonial city nestled in southern Guatemala surrounded by active volcanoes. From the top of Cero de la Cruz, the small hill just outside of town, you can see the three main volcanoes looming in the background. The most prominent, Volcan de Agua, rises over 12,000 feet just south of the city. To the west sits Acatenango …