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My 6 Most Inspiring Moments From the Road

My 6 Most Inspiring Moments from the Road

Time passes in such a blur that it’s hard to memorialize every moment that has changed our lives in some way. But there are a few…a select number of special memories that stand out, that we hold onto with endearment, clarity and vividness. Every traveler has these moments. You know that feeling when everything just […]

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Facing Your Fears: 7 Things to Do in Thailand That Will Push Your Limits

Facing Your Fears: 7 Things to Do in Thailand That Will Push Your Limits

Thailand has adventure at every bend. From rock climbing without ropes to scuba diving without a tank, there is no shortage of adventurous things to do in Thailand that will push you to your very limits. Ten years ago my mother offered to take me on a holiday to Australia. That’s a hell of an offer, […]

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30 Things to Do in 30 Countries Before You’re 30

30 Things to Do Before You're 30

I let my 30th birthday slip by pretty quietly. It’s been one hell of a journey thus far, and turning 30 seemed like the last thing I needed to be celebrating. After all, milestones aren’t measured in years—they’re measured by the journey. Coincidentally, my 30th year (which just passed on the 30th of last month!) took place […]

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Breaking the Rules in Petra, Jordan: Free Climbing to the Top of the Monastery

Breaking the Rules in Petra, Jordan: Free Climbing to the Top of the Monastery

“Get down!” the local Bedouin man shouted. “Not allowed!” An awkward-looking twenty-something with blonde dreadlocks and a peach-fuzz beard peeked his head over the edge of the cliff and then quickly withdrew himself. “No no! You come down! Police are here!” I looked next to me—the skinny policeman was sprawled out across the entire couch, […]

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Hiking 15,407ft in a Hailstorm to the Top of the Pichincha Volcano in Ecuador

Hiking 15,407ft in a Hailstorm to the Top of the Pichincha Volcano in Quito, Ecuador

A hike up Rucu Peak of the Pichincha Volcano in Ecuador is often a treacherous adventure. Despite being just outside the capital city of Quito, weather doesn’t always cooperate at such high altitudes. Thankfully, it makes a good story to tell. A powerful stroke of thunder punched the air and I knew it was my cue to leave. […]

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Paragliding in Medellin, Colombia

Paragliding Selfie!

Deep into the hills which overlook the red-brick city of Medellin, we soared high above the sweeping green pastures and miniature hamlets of rural Colombia. Small pueblos, livestock, and serrated hills swirled beneath me. We had been climbing through the sky for more than 20 minutes when we began our descent. The farmhouses below were becoming larger and larger, until […]

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Taking the Slow Boat From Thailand to Laos (and Trying to Bribe the Border Patrol)

“No no–you don’t come! No paper in passport!” The Thai man at the border between Thailand and Laos had begun shouting at a Canadian girl at our table. He had been organizing all of our passports, and preparing our visas, when those very unfortunate words sliced the air. Her jaw dropped open as her eyes […]

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Almost Going Under the Knife in China and Dodging an $8,000 Medical Bill in Singapore

Almost Going Under the Knife in China and Dodging an $8,000 Medical Bill in Singapore

The needles and probes I could at least understand, but the Vasoline on my belly just didn’t make any sense. I was getting an ultrasound and, had anybody at the hospital spoken English, I would have been able to tell them that I probably wasn’t pregnant. (Update: I wasn’t.) The story of my Chinese ultrasound, […]

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