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Should You Hold a Koala Bear in Australia?

In Australia, Queensland by Katelyn4 Comments

Next to the kangaroo, koala bears are probably the most recognized animal in Australia. They are cute, furry little animals that spend most of their days sleeping in trees. I mean, how cute is the little guy above?! There are plenty of souvenirs that you can bring home from Australia, but the most iconic seem to be a picture of …

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Great Escape Monthly Review: February 2017

In Great Escape by Katelyn1 Comment

My year in Australia is quickly coming to an end. During February, I finished up my 15 weeks working on the horse farm and began my travels up the East Coast of Australia. It was a bittersweet month as I was truly sad to leave the horse farm but excited to return to my nomadic life on the road. Even …

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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 Katelyn3 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 …