The sun was just starting to set when I threw $3,000 into the sea. We reached China Rock Vista early evening, and as that golden California light started to fade across the coastline, I excitedly hobbled out onto the jagged rocks for a photo op. I composed my shot, and as soon as I let […]
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Fourteen years ago, when I was looking at colleges, a small school by the name of Warren Wilson caught my eye. With a student body of just 800 people, it was known to be one of the most alternative and progressive schools in the world. How very Asheville 😉 This tiny little town was still […]
The wheels of my plane lift off the ground, my stomach drops into my shoes, and through the window, I watch Los Angeles International Airport drop away. I’m off. My next adventure has begun—and this one’s special. I’ve taken a lot of flights in my life, but not like this one. At the other end […]
I recently took a cruise through the Eastern Caribbean—and because I’m all about adventure, I chose a few high-octane offshore experiences to keep me busy. (Cruises aren’t just for relaxation, you know.) But what if you don’t feel ready for the extreme stuff yet? What if you’ve never done any of those things and, as […]
As a world traveler and first-time cruiser, I had no idea what lay ahead of me. Cruises had long intrigued me and I thought they might be an interesting way to see lots of destinations in a short amount of time. But beyond that, I didn’t quite know what to think. Any expectations I had […]
I didn’t know what to expect from my first cruise experience. I knew this Eastern Caribbean cruise would draw different types of people from all over the country, but I didn’t know how I’d fare on board a boat where, seemingly, you’re stuck on a floating island with no way out. As it turns out, […]
Getting practical cruise advice is tough—it’s hard to know what to expect from a cruise unless you’ve already been on one. These first time cruise tips are everything you need to know about what to do and, most importantly, what not to do on your first cruise. Trust me—I’m an expert in making mistakes.
These are the last words I ever thought I’d be writing on this blog: I’m going on a cruise. For years I’ve been backpacking the world, traveling carry-on only, living with nothing except what’s on my back, and mostly letting the universe guide me through bizarre and oftentimes unforgiving situations. I love that kind of […]
Though Americans are notorious for traveling internationally less than any other nationality, it’s kind of understandable why. With incredible National Parks all over the country, the United States is, geographically, one of the most diverse and remarkable places on the planet. This year, the National Park Service is celebrating its centennial. After 100 years of […]
On a recent family day trip from DC to Annapolis, we uncovered some of the best things to do in Annapolis. We found the best Maryland Blue Crab, delicious ice cream, and we went for a sail on the Chesapeake Bay!