Travel Styles

How To Love Staying Put

After graduating from college and getting a corporate job, I learned that traveling for months on end just isn’t a reality for the typical recent graduate. Unlike college, the demands of work, personal commitments, and friends often tie up many weekends throughout the year, making travel for more than a couple of days in a …

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Hooking Up On The Road

There’s a country song out right now by Dierks Bentley called “Different For Girls”, yes I am a country fan. A pretty huge one, and I will always think Dierks’ eyes are what dreams are made of, but this song disgusts me. “She don’t throw any t-shirt on and walk to a bar She don’t …

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Staying in a Hostel: A First-Timer’s Guide

Hostels are amazing, right? They’re cheap, fun, and just generally one of those you-have-to-try-it travel experiences. But they’re also kind of intimidating, particularly if you’ve never stayed in one before. I know I was worried that hostels would be filthy, loud, and filled with unapproachable, way-cooler-than-me backpackers but don’t give up on hostels. Instead for …

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3 Truths of Solo Female Travel

Social media makes solo female travel look pretty damn glamorous. It’s all meaningful insights, and gazing triumphantly over spectacular vistas. And don’t get me wrong, I love that there are so many positive messages out there encouraging women to travel alone, but let’s talk about what it’s really like going solo sometimes (for me anyway): …

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How Backpacking in Central America is Completely Different Than Anywhere Else

The Central American backpacker trail differs greatly from its Southeast Asian and European cousins. It’s a different monster; a much more good-looking, older, hiking monster. Traveling through CA proved over and over again that any expectations I carried from previous trips must be thrown out the window. This was slightly to be expected due to the …

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