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How to be an adventuress

I can still remember the moment I chose the name for this blog like it was yesterday. It was my last semester of college, and it was supposed to be springtime but the weather clearly hadn’t gotten the message. I was sitting at my favorite desk in my favorite room of the Mt. Holyoke College library [...]

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JUCY Campervan Giveaway!

It’s been waaaaaaay too long since I’ve had a giveaway on my blog. Forgive me! But there is always something to celebrate, and I feel like I don’t get the chance to say thank you to all you guys enough, something I’m trying to work on. It’s not often that I check my blog stats. [...]

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Meet My Kazakh Family

“Aht” I yelled out loud enthusiastically, “aht, aht!” pointing at my horse, on my first day horse trekking in Mongolia. “Jack sur, jack sur!” replied Khadaran, the Khazakh wrangler riding next to me, tasked with the job of making sure I stayed on the horse, “good, good!” Looking around, his gaze eventually settled on the low mountains we were [...]

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Yonderbound and the Evolution of Traveler Accommodation

So I have a question for you guys. A very serious, potentially life-changing travel question. Ready? How do you all deal with booking hotels/hostels/tents/homestays/floorspace and/or couches when traveling? I’m being totally serious. I’ve been doing this whole independent travel thing for almost 8 years, and I still haven’t found the best answer. When I first [...]

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How not to have a boring travel blog

Lately I’ve become very disillusioned with the internet. Oh hell, let’s be honest here, I’ve been disillusioned with the internet for years. Nothing’s new except for the fact that in the past 6 months I’ve realized I have an out-of-control social media addiction and I’m determined to conquer it. As you might imagine, this is [...]

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