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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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Bali in Green

Is it just me or do we live in a bright, vibrant, colorful world? I’ve written before about how in tune I am to the color of certain places I visit, and Bali was no exception. Oftentimes when I return home from a trip, I remember places by the colors they exude. Now that I [...]

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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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The Story of Moeraki

Sometimes a place doesn’t live up to expectations on the road. I know that has happened to me several times on trips. The hype gets too much and then it tanks. But then there’s the flipside, when a place which maybe you weren’t super thrilled about visiting that ends up completely blowing you away or [...]

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