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The Ultimate ‘Pick-Your-Own Adventure’ Vacation: 4 Ways to Do an Eastern Caribbean Cruise

A pirate ship at St. Maarten

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, […]

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Everything I Did Wrong on My First Cruise (and Even a Couple Things I Did Right)

El Capitan!

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. About […]

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Why This Adventure-Seeker Is Going on a Cruise

Palm Trees in Puerto Rico

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 […]

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11 U.S. National Parks That Are Ripe for Adventure

A surreal sunset at Delicate Arch inside Arches National Park, Utah

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 […]

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20 Killer Photos of Puerto Rico

20 Killer Photos of Puerto Rico

These photos are just a small representation of what Puerto Rico has to offer. From the food to the landscapes to the sunsets and hidden beaches, Puerto Rico is an extraordinary place to visit! After spending a full year back in the United States, after a lengthy 3.5 years of non-stop travel, I was really […]

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Where to Eat in New York’s Little Italy and Chinatown

Where to Eat in Little Italy and Chinatown, New York City

New York is home to some of the best food in the world. With such a large international population, and with so much history behind it, New York’s food scene is not only huge, but incredibly diverse. Every type of cuisine imaginable exists here. From Ethiopian to Vietnamese. From Dominican to German. From Chinese to […]

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