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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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Hostel Review: Suites DF Hostel

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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 …

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5 Things You Must See in Mexico City

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Situated in the Valley of Mexico at over 7,000 feet, Mexico City is the 5th most populated city in the world with over 17 million people. The city is overwhelming to say the least. The noise. The smells. The crowds. As a first timer I struggled with the city. It was massive. I got strange stares and hissed at by …

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Hipmunk Hotels: Discovering Georgia’s Peaches

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I haven’t been to Georgia yet. It’s a bit surprising since I have friends that live in Atlanta, it’s the center of the Public Health world, and my all-time favorite book is Gone with the Wind. Why haven’t I been to Georgia yet?! Georgia is a state with a deep-rooted history. It’s famous for its historic plantations, peaches, and it’s …

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Hostel Review: Mexico City Hostel

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I arrived in Mexico City after midnight so I wanted two specific things in my hostel. It needed to be secure and safe and close to the historic city center. I decided to spent my first two nights in Mexico City at the Mexico City Hostel. It met both my requirements and its location was perfect for exploring the historic …

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Climbing the Pyramid of the Sun with Urban Adventures: Teotihuacan Tours

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Just 48 kilometers outside of Mexico City lies one of Mesoamerica’s greatest mysteries – the ancient city of Teotihuacan. At its height, Teotihuacan was the largest city in the pre-Columbian Americas with a diverse population of over 125,000 people. If you’re like me, you probably think that Teotihuacan is just about Mayan ruin as they are heavily scattered through Mexico, …

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A Long Goodbye to Maine

In Maine, Travel by Katelyn4 Comments

Dear Maine, Goodbye Maine…. It’s not you. It’s me. I know, I know. That’s a totally overused excuse. But, you truly are amazing. I feel extremely blessed to have been born and raised in such a beautiful state. From your dramatic rocky coastlines to pine-covered mountain peaks to quiet lakes surrounded by small camps that have been in families for generations, …

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Hipmunk Hotels: California Dreaming

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California – the land of promise for thousands of people. To be honest California has never really interested me. I could care less about the Hollywood lifestyle. I’d much rather enjoy the outdoors smog and botox free. But, recently California has peaked my interest. My youngest sister recently moved to Orange, California for pharmacy school and now that I have …