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Searching for the Pot of Gold Along the South Coast of Sao Miguel (Azores)

In 2014, Europe, Portugal, Sao Miguel, travel by KatelynLeave a Comment

After exploring both Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo with the Teacher and the Brown Student and enjoying countless beers at the local watering hole in Ponta Delgada, I joined the boys the next day for a short road trip around the south coast of the island ending at the lighthouse in Nordeste. We got a late start, like 2pm …

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Road Tripping Around the North Coast of Sao Miguel (Azores)

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As soon as I checked into my hostel on Wednesday morning, I threw my backpack on my bed and immediately jumped into a tiny European rental car with my four newest travel companions. The Fashionable Filipino was the man behind the wheel and handled navigating the narrow cobblestone streets of Ponta Delgada. We hopped onto the main highway and headed …

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My 2014 Financial Report

In 2014, debt, money, personal finance, savings, student loans, travel by KatelynLeave a Comment

Did you know that 4 in 10 American households are still struggling financially to make ends meet even five years after the Great Recession? Some recent public health studies have found a correlation between money stress and physical health. I wrote a piece about these studies over at Young Finances recently so go check it out. Ever since my student …

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Top Posts of 2014

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Happy Boxing Day! I hope everyone had a great Christmas and Hanukkah this year. 2015 is right around the corner. It’s amazing how fast time flies by these days. Actually, it’s kind of scary! As much as I can’t wait for my next big trip to arrive, I also enjoy slowing down and enjoying my time and living in the …

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12 Favorite Travel Photos from 2014

In 2014, photography, travel by Katelyn2 Comments

And so begins the end-of-year wrap up posts. This one is short and sweet and contains some of my favorite travel photos I took on my travels (and at home) this year. Boat on Flores, Guatemala Temple I through the Trees at Tikal National Park, Guatemala Sting Ray while snorkeling in Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Belize Fireworks from the Portland …

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20 Random Things About Me

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You would think because I have a blog (two actually) that I am open about who I am as a person. Yet, in real life, I’m more reserved and keep a lot of things private. This is definitely the case in my professional life. I like to keep my private life private while at work. But sometimes, it’s a good …