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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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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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A Little Sweetness on the Road: Meet Kaitlin

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

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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 ...

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Much ado About Oakland

by Gina Nicole Fontes || When we first looked for a place to live in or around San Francisco, the one thing ...

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Meet Steph Easting!

by Steph Easting ||  'A smooth sea never made for a skilled sailor.' Never have truer words been spoken. The ...

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Lions & Tigers & Bears

by Gina Nicole Fontes || Fear is a dangerous demon, with the power to convince you that your potential for ...

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A Hike Through the Backwoods of Oakland

by Gina Nicole Fontes || If I were to be given the option of going anywhere in the world, the middle of the woods ...

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Monterey is Why You Want to Come to California

by Gina Nicole Fontes || This weekend we packed our general crew into our road-trip-mobile and headed 2 hours ...

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Liquid is the Essence of Water

by Gina Nicole Fontes || It takes a lot to mentally pull me away from anything, but 10 days in Clearwater, ...

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Welcome to Miami

by Gina Nicole Fontes || Last weekend I flew to Miami for a work thing. I've spent the last 8 months running a ...

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From Lands End to Ocean Beach

by Gina Nicole Fontes || This post is a quick one, as it highlights a five minute walk from Lands End to Ocean ...

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El Mission Posible

by Gina Nicole Fontes || I find, the best way to stay sane when the working world gets the best of you is to force ...

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Morning on the Cliffs at Pacifica

by Gina Nicole Fontes || Pacifica, California. It's the first major surf town south of San Francisco. And in our ...

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Dancing at the Feet of the Devil

by Gina Nicole Fontes || Spring is here! YAY! What better way to kick off this wonderful time of year than with a ...

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Old Sac: The Capitol of California

by Gina Nicole Fontes || Our overnight to Sacramento, the capitol of California, was a day-of decision. ...

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Joshua Tree National Park: Part 2

by Gina Nicole Fontes || OH MY GOD... are still the only three words worthy enough to start a blog post about ...

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Joshua Tree National Park: Part 1

by Gina Nicole Fontes || OH MY GOD... are the only three words worthy of beginning a blog post about a place so ...

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On the Road Again: A Variety of California

by Gina Nicole Fontes || A road trip should be one of those things that is required by life. Sort of how Jews get ...

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We’re All Mad Here

by Gina Nicole Fontes || This blog post is a highlight of an adorable little tea and lunch joint I visited while ...

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Seagulls & Samosas

by Gina Nicole Fontes || It's been said, that when away from their west coast oasis, people from San Francisco can ...

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New Yawk City

by Gina Nicole Fontes || For the past few days I've been making good memories with great friends in the city that ...

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You Can Take the Girls Out of Italy, But

by Gina Nicole Fontes || One of the best things about San Francisco is how much it reminds us of Europe. The ...

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To Tiburon & Sausalito

by Gina Nicole Fontes || Located north of San Francisco lies Marin County, a stunning chunk of land on the other ...

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Ride Along the Coast Startlight

by Staci Fontes || On my way back from Los Angeles my transportation of choice was by train. I rode the Coast ...

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Pacific Coast Sunset on Ocean Beach

by Gina Nicole Fontes || On Sunday I went back to Lands End to fill my hiking addiction with the usual crew, minus ...

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Lands End is Officially Where I Fell in Love with San Francisco

by Gina Nicole Fontes || On Tuesday we went to Lands End. A beautiful chunk of earth located on the north-west ...

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Gina & Staci Take Santa Cruz

by Gina Nicole Fontes || One day we woke up and had that itch to get back on the road. Only having one day to work ...

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One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Trash

by Gina Nicole Fontes || Flea markets are just the most awesome thing ever. Especially for two little girls with ...

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SOMA City Strolling

by Gina Nicole Fontes || It has come to my attention that no one looks at things anymore. Living and working in a ...

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The One About the Vinyls

by Gina Nicole Fontes || This weekend we decided to dip our toes into the vintage pool at The East Bay Depot for ...

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Scenes From a Cross-Bay Commute

by Gina Nicole Fontes || Ever since the start of my relationship with Grey's Anatomy I have dreamed of having a ...

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Kimmy Called Me a Geek Burger and I Went to the Full House Houses

by Staci Fontes || Yesterday I called my new BFF Mandy from class and we decided to go all Dora the Explorer and ...

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The San Francisco Botanical Garden

by Gina Nicole Fontes || So on Monday we made a solid attempt to go and have a nice day at Golden Gate Park. Read ...

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Home Sweet Home

by Gina Nicole Fontes || California. Oh, sweet sweet California. We have only been here two weeks and already ...

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Utah, Arizona (accidentally) & Nevada

by Gina Nicole Fontes || We'll be completely honest, this final road trip post is going to have tons of pictures ...

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Kansas Part Two & Colorado

by Gina Nicole Fontes || First off, we would just like to thank you for waiting ever so patiently for this next ...

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Indiana, Illinois, Missouri & Kansas Part One

by Gina Nicole Fontes || For this second post we enter the Midwest. A place we never had any interest in seeing ...

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Virginia, West Virginia & Kentucky

by Gina Nicole Fontes || Our first day of driving has proven one thing. We are completely and utterly falling in ...

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In with the New

by Gina Nicole Fontes || No one ever told us that this was supposed to be the next step in life. We came up with ...