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Here's to believers, risk takers, and dream chasers. To the ones who have been told they can't, but spend their lives proving they sure as hell can. Who understand the greatest rewards only come from struggle and sacrifice. And who know that even if it all goes wrong, it's still better than wondering what coulda, shoulda, and woulda been. Here's to your refusal to settle for anything less than a challenge. And for your persistent effort to find what it is in this world that lights you up. You inspire us. You make us want to be our best selves. And for that, we dedicate this little corner of the internet to you.

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Sun, Sea, and Surfing in Sri Lanka

by Steph Easting || 08.26.2014 I am convinced that the only medicine you’ll ever need is the sun and the sea. ...

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Why “Humans of New York” Was the Best Thing to Happen to Humanity…

by Gloria Atanmo || 08.04.2014 There isn’t a person I know on Facebook who hasn’t heard of the sensation ...

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Road Trip South Africa

by Steph Easting || 08.03.2014 Right now, I am in Cape Town, South Africa. This is my third week in South Africa and ...

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I Don’t Want to Make a Living

by Gina Nicole Fontes || 08.01.2014 No question brings about more rage in my every being than the dreaded, 'how are ...

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{Nature Walks} #MountainCrushMonday: Hurricane Ridge

by Kalynn Rose || 07.28.2014 Hurricane Ridge, at an elevation of 5,242 feet, is a year-round destination, and ...

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Vorfreude

by Kristina Katharina || 07.26.2014 Vorfreude ((n.) the joyful, intense anticipation that comes from imagining ...

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{Ode To Travel} Thai High

by Kirsty Anne Mason || 07.24.2014 I close my eyes to vision I relax myself to feel I breath to smell the ...

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Under the Electric Sky: Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas

by Lisa Petrie || 06.21.2014 Las Vegas, Nevada. Towering skyscrapers and bright lights, hot winds and dry heat, high ...

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The Non-Plan Plan

by Krystin Ross || 07.17.2014 Looking back a year later on that first step off the airplane and onto Thai soil I ...

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Finding Your Beginning: Meet Amanda Pierz

by Amanda Pierz || 07.14.2014 I guess the place that I should first start is the beginning. The only problem with ...

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For You Are in Kenya Now

by Rachel Ellis || 07.07.2014 Roosters crow and you wake. Rolling off your bed made of sticks, from beneath your ...

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{Nature Walks} #waterfallwednesday Tour of the Olympic Peninsula: Part Two

by Kalynn Rose || 07.02.2014 The Sol Duc Falls trail is .8 miles in one direction, hiking through old growth ...

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The Beauty of Being Bold: Meet Globetrottin’ Glo!

by Gloria Atanmo || 07.01.2014 “If you travel far enough, you just might find yourself.” But if you travel even ...

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Madly in Love with a Manta

by Kyla Steeves || 06.26.2014 Everyone experiences love differently. Sometimes it is with a person, someone you ...

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12 Rules for Partial Sanity

by Kate Bielamowicz || 06.24.2014 Everyone goes through crisis. Mine are usually mental. Doctors have told me a ...

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Wherever You Are, Be All There

by Kelsey Oke || 06.21.2014 There is something so desirable about being fully present in any given moment when you ...

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{Nature Walks} #waterfallwednesday Tour of the Olympic Peninsula: Part One

by Kalynn Rose || 06.18.2014   Cushman Falls, better called Worthless Falls, an unnamed stream drops down a ...

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Paris is Real

by Kristina Katharina || 06.15.2014 Having recently returned from Paris, I'm only now finding the time to order my ...

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{Ode To Travel} Cobbled Gazer

by Kirsty Anne Mason || 06.13.2014 Cobbled stoned paths beneath my feet Tall brick buildings rise ...

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{Nature Walks} Tidal Pools: Exploring and Etiquette

by Kalynn Rose || 05.29.2014 Now you’re probably thinking etiquette, really? This isn’t high tea with the queen of ...

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Crash Into Me: Meet Krystin

by Krystin Ross || 06.02.2014 Let me introduce you to my mom, right here in my hands. A women who was full of love ...

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It’s Time for our @blogwander #ItsTheJourney Photo Contest!

by Gina Nicole Fontes || 06.01.2014 High season for travel is in full swing and we (along with Mr Emerson) are here ...

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by Kelsey Oke || 05.25.2014 Some people find themselves between jobs, others are between relationships. I have been ...

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Have You Met Nestor?

by Kaitlin Lange || 05.26.2014 I bounce from foot to foot as the lady leans in closer with her camera. Arms ...

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{Ode To Travel} Jew be Jew Not be You

by Kirsty Anne Mason || 05.25.2014 Marching in packs They walked through the gates What did each lack? Would God ...

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When the Going Gets Tough

by Charlie Rose Quinn || 04.27.2014 Sometimes in life things happen. Unexplained things that make us want to curl up ...

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{Nature Walks} Connecting to the Natural World

by Kalynn Rose || 05.19.2014 Hi! I'm Kalynn, twenty-something explorer, hiker, back-country camper, kayaker, ...

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How to Be An Ambassador of Your Country, Without Working for the U.N.

by Alex Paveleková || Before I started traveling, I had a very different image of the world than I have now. ...

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9 Ways to Get the Most Out of Travel

by Kristina Katharina || 05.06.2014  I’m in no way an expert, but these are some things I’ve learnt through the ...

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{Ode To Travel} The Evening Whispers

by Kirsty Anne Mason || 04.30.2014 The sun is Shining upon the tree tops Glistering across the lake Giving ...

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An Eejit’s Guide to Snowboarding

by Rachel Ellis || 04.24.2014 An ‘eejit’, pronounced as read eee-jit, often used affectionately, is famous Irish ...

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A Gringa Dates in Mexico

by Kate Bielamowicz || Life is nice as gringa in Mexico City. Mexicans seem to really like us… probably for ...

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{Ode To Travel} Poetry from Kirsty Anne Mason

by Kirsty Anne Mason || Discovery of freedom And the earth beneath your feet Don't be led , lead them Or ...

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An Easter Sans Bucket of Water, and Other Musings

by Alex Paveleková || It’s almost the end of April and the sun has finally taken mercy on those few lucky ones ...

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Language, Barriers and Open Doors

by Kristina Katharina || I recently started a French class and thought this would be a good reason as any to talk ...

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Write Drunk, Edit Sober

by Kelsey Oke || 04.16.2014 “Write drunk, edit sober.“ This is the quotation tattooed between my shoulder ...

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A Little Sweetness on the Road: Meet Kaitlin

by Kaitlin Lange || 04.13.2014 Unable to sit still for a photo as I drink some tea. I have been stealing sugar ...

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Travel Relationships: The Connections You Make

by Lisa Petrie || The fondness we have for others while traveling in a haze of bliss, is inevitable. They don't know ...

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Beauty Beneath the Blue: Meet Kyla, Our Underwater Wanderer

by Kyla Steeves || Back in Canada, baby pictures and engagement portraits decorate my Facebook newsfeed as a ...

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Why Your 20′s are the Years When You Should Start Defining Yourself

by Alex Paveleková || I, among many others 20-something young adults around the world, probably can’t count the ...

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I’m From Here, He’s From There, We Live Here.

by Ali Marie Ronca || I knew a girl in high school who was an avid, practicing Catholic. She taught Sunday school, ...

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I Went Cold Turkey on My Cell Phone

by Charlie Rose Quinn || So for the second time in Australia I'm without my phone. When I first got here my phone ...

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How My Life Changed After Moving Abroad: Meet Alex

By Alex Paveleková  || My name is Alexandra (I also go by Alex or Al) and I am from Slovakia. My life has been ...

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A Little Bit of Everything: Meet Kristina

by Kristina Katharina || My name is Kristina and this is supposed to be my introduction. I always feel like ...

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Ogres Have Layers, Onions Have Layers, I Have Layers: Meet Lisa

by Lisa Petrie || Sometimes in life people find that one perfect thing to make them complete. It may be a career, ...

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The Ferry Building Farmers Market + My Love of California Food Culture

by Gina Nicole Fontes || I realize that for having lived in the San Francisco area for exactly a year and a half ...

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Meet Kate: Proof that the Age of Aquarius is a History Repeating Itself

by Kate Bielamowicz || Music is a one of the most necessary and important things in my life. It intensifies the ...

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Meet Kelsey Oke: The Static Nomad

by Kelsey Oke || She carries memories around like souvenirs down in her pockets. She should have let some go by ...

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Half a Year On: What I’ve Learned After Moving Across the World

by Steph Easting || They say that after the first 7-9 months of being away, the wave of excitement settles and your ...

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Meet Rachel Ellis + Her Itchy Feet

by Rachel Ellis || Hola. I am Rachel. A 22 year old wild, curly, red haired Irish girl, sarcastic since birth, ...

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It’s Friday, I’m in Love.

by Gina Nicole Fontes || This coming Monday is my birthday. And it will be the best of my life thus far. Not ...

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And it is my Blissful Duty to Document this Tale

by Azraa Rawoot || Malawi at 22 was probably one of the greatest and most life-changing decisions I've made in this ...

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In Australia + Not Worried At All

by Charlie Rose Quinn || Time after time, I've tried to stop worrying. I've tried, and for a while I succeeded. ...

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The Big Buddha + My February Challenge

by Steph Easting || I must have driven past The Big Buddha sign at least 100 times and every time I have I always ...

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Wandering Africa: Meet Our New Blogger Azraa

by Azraa Rawoot || UNFOLD YOUR GRIPPED FINGERS, ONE BY ONE, FROM THE COMFORTS OF YOUR WARM, FOAMY LATTES AND ...

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Picture Perfect San Francisco: The View from Across the Bay

by Gina Nicole Fontes || For the most part,  I'm writing this blog post to show off some pretty photos from a ...

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10 Things That Remind Me I’m Not in England Anymore

by Steph Easting ||  When you have lived somewhere a little while, all those things that were so weird and ...

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Exploring Old Phuket Town

by Steph Easting ||  It’s rare that you get time to really learn about, and really look at the place in which ...

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How To Date Abroad

by Vanessa Elizabeth || I love me a man who doesn’t speak English. Something about using sign language during a ...

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The Love of a Sister

by Steph Easting ||  This is going to be a short post but one so bursting full of love to the other half of me, ...

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Follow Through: What’s Stopping You From Being Happy?

by Toni Hontanosas || "The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers.  But above all, the world needs ...

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Coastal Free-Diving: The Day I Faced My Lifelong Fear

by Gina Nicole Fontes || Since I was a kid I have always been both wildly mesmerized by and deathly afraid of the ...

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The Only Way is Up : New Year in Australia

by Steph Easting ||  My first post of 2014, ah were to begin? I have got to say I really do have a funny ...

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23 Thing’s to Do Instead of Getting Engaged Before You’re 23

by Vanessa Elizabeth || As 2013 wraps up, I’ve been noticing more and more people getting engaged and/or ...

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The Girl in the Photo: A Seaside Exploration

by Gina Nicole Fontes || There is nothing I want to do more than find opportunities to explore places and cultures ...

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Christmas According to Charlie

by Charlie Rose Quinn || I love Christmas. I love it. The fairs, the carols, the shopping. I have to say though, ...

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Home is Where?

by Steph Easting ||  The more you travel, the more you get asked this question; ‘where are you from?’ I ...

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My Advice: How You Can Move To China And Not Get Scammed

by Vanessa Elizabeth || Teaching freakin’ blows. After dealing with sophomore boys for the last two years ...

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Is Beauty Really Skin Deep?

by Steph Easting ||  I wanted to start this post with this picture. What does this say to you? To me this ...

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I Was Bullied For Most Of My Life: Why It’s Made Me Successful Abroad

by Vanessa Elizabeth || Recently, I’ve been experiencing a lot of self-doubt.  I’ve been applying for ...

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Rocks On, Rocks Off: Life Lessons From Beach Debris

by Gina Nicole Fontes || There's something so perfect about aimlessly wandering a beach alone. It gives me a ...

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We Say Thanks

by Steph Easting ||  To be thankful is the biggest gift you can give yourself. Here are some reasons we are ...

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Here Comes the (Khmer) Sun

by Toni Hontanosas || After an exceptionally long night of ‘Angkor What?’ drinking and dancing with our new ...

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Call Me Vanessa

by Vanessa Elizabeth || Call me Vanessa. I am 22, lost in the middle of China, and loving it. My story is a ...

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Loy Krathong: A Festival of Light

by Steph Easting ||  Loy Krathong is one of the most magical days in the Thai calendar, celebrated on the evening ...

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Distance Makes the Heart Grow

by Charlie Rose Quinn || So I celebrated my 2 month stay in Australia a few days ago. The time has absolutely ...

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Hello? Is this thing ON?

by Toni Hontanosas || Every now and then, but surely more often than most would ever experience, the universe ...

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Training the Mind: Be Thankful

by Steph Easting ||  If the only prayer you say in your life is ‘thank you,’ that would suffice. – ...

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Because I Give a Damn

by Gina Nicole Fontes || As I've mentioned before, I work for Architecture for Humanity, a non-profit that works ...

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Unbelievably Sydney, and the Glebe Market

by Charlie Rose Quinn || I'm looking out onto the harbour bridge and the opera house from my window and I can't ...

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Beer Gardens + Bad Hiking Strategy: A Muir Woods Experience

by Gina Nicole Fontes || The Muir Woods are stunning. Located between mountains, it's hikes lead you from the ...

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Blitzing Through Bangkok

by Steph Easting ||  One of the most luxurious attributes to living where I do is the ability to follow through on ...

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The Time is NOW: A Reflection

by Steph Easting ||  Time. One of the biggest blessings, yet also one of the biggest problems and concerns in ...

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Where’s Charlie Gone?

by Charlie Rose Quinn || So apart from Australia, Thailand has always been a dream for me. I don't know why. It ...

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Walking on Urban Air

by Gina Nicole Fontes || Though San Francisco has enough eye candy for decades of wandering, I have come to the ...

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The Phuket Vegetarian Festival

by Steph Easting ||  Since arriving in Thailand I had been counting down the days for the Thai Vegetarian ...

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This is Your Life

by Charlie Rose Quinn || 'So, what's your story?' is what everyone asks, whenever you meet somebody new in Sydney. ...

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Totally Definitely Bluegrass

by Gina Nicole Fontes || This weekend is a great example of why I personally think San Francisco is the best place ...

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It’s Charlie Down Under!

by Charlie Rose Quinn || 'Seek the wisdom of the ages but look at the world through the eyes of a child.' Ron ...

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This One’s for the Teachers

by Steph Easting ||  Last Friday our school celebrated a special day in the Thai calendar called ‘Wai ...

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Why I Heart Southern California

by Gina Nicole Fontes || Southern California is seriously my jam. Because as much as I'd like to admit otherwise, ...

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The Chao Fa Night Market

by Steph Easting ||  A ten-minute drive down the road from me, on Phuket Island, stands one of Thailand’s ...

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It Feels Just Like Yesterday: My First Few Weeks in Phuket

by Steph Easting ||  As the curtain closes on the summer for most of us, I fortunately am looking forward to my ...

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Happy 1st Birthday to Us!

by Gina Nicole Fontes || When we first left Virginia one year ago my plan was to live in our new place ...

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A Super Quick Trip to Napa Valley

by Gina Nicole Fontes || Napa Valley has always been this vision of California perfection to me. And a place I had ...

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Adjusting to My New Home in Southeast Asia

by Steph Easting ||  So the first couple days here can be somewhat described as...challenging! I think that ...

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To the Point and Back

by Gina Nicole Fontes || Last weekend I went camping. A last minute decision but a great one nonetheless. We only ...

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Ready, Set, Thailand.

by Steph Easting ||  Right now I am writing on the plane to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It should take eleven hours ...

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Designed to Move

by Gina Nicole Fontes || Have you ever found yourself avoiding doing something as simple as, say, taking the ...

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Searching for Happy on the Other Side of the World

by Steph Easting ||  So why Thailand? It’s an adventure, it’s beautiful, and it’s a journey into the ...