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Time to Celebrate!
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Happy 5th Travel Anniversary To Me!

Happy Anniversary to me. Happy Anniversary to me. Happy anniversary dear Traveling Brandy. Today my flight leaves from Madrid to Bangkok, Thailand where I will begin a journey around South East Asia working as a professional traveler. Wow. Coincidentally, it´s also been 5 years to the day since I took off on my Round The…

Humpback Whale Breaching Courtesy of Gregory "Slobirdr" Smith / Flickr
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What Can I Do To Save The Whales?

Note : This is a guest post by my friend, Matt Browne. As he is an avid lover of the California Central Coast as well as a pensive person, I thought he was a great contact to reach out to in order to join me in speaking out on behalf of the preservation of whales….

paradise found
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Bloggers Burnout vs Bloggers Balance

That moment when you login to the admin screen and see the notifications on the right hand side : 127 comments, 7 plugins, 14 updates and that’s not even including emails. Shit. Where do I start? There’s a million things pressing into the back of my mind like a trick birthday candle that just won’t…

Don’t Date This Traveling Girl
model credit: ASAC
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Date A Girl Who Doesn’t Travel

[quote] Everyone in the cafe was turned to look at me. “MHMMMM” I said, with more oomph and soul than a Holy-Roller preacher woman. I licked my finger and flipped the page, devouring the words. The article, “Date A Girl Who Doesn’t Travel” by Debra Ly, was the perfect mixture of honesty and boldness. While…

lollipop in hands
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Stepping Away From the Sugar Coating

It’s frighteningly easy to hide yourself behind a blog. Sure, we’re public people who write and photograph our hearts out, but there’s no honesty breathalyzer that we have to blow into before being allowed to hit “publish”. Sometimes, this leads to certain people filtering out parts of their personality that they imagine are less desirable…

The Road Is My Home
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To Do Before I Die

The term “Bucket List” never appealed to me. Instead of planning out a lot of things I’d like to do before I kick it – I’d rather live every day like it’s the one and only. Some of this stuff is downright crazy, but you only live once (maybe? not gonna pretend I have that…

why travel inspiration
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Why Travel? Get Your Inspiration Here

[box] “Learn to value yourself, which means: to fight for your happiness” – Ayn Rand [/box] Imagine. You’ve hugged mom goodbye, gave her all the emergency contact information, and triple checked your backpack for every possible thing you could need. You walk through the sliding doors into the airport and see your flight on the…

I’ve got an appetite for lighting dynamite…

I enjoyed watching the lightning display for 3 hours, until the thunder and lightning gave way to the first colors of the morning. Soaking wet, with the thunder above my head and the lightning bleaching the sky to a fluorescent white- I heard the beating of my heart growing stronger, the adrenaline pumping through my body from head to toe, I breathed in deeply, and even the air felt electric.

Granada, Spain
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The Voyage of Travel and Self Discovery

Friends, you all have your own dreams and paths you have to follow. I wish for each of you to feel as certain of your way and the burning desire to wake up and start tomorrow as you lay in bed that I feel.

Thank you for stopping by, and please feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions you have! Do you feel all pumped up and ready to hit the road? Go ahead and check everything off your backpacking list and live your dreams. :) Looking for more travel inspiration? Make sure to join our monthly newsletter which includes new travel resources, a photo essay and always something fun; even if you can't hit the road yet, I'll bring you traveling with me. Sign up now above! For all the legalese on the site check out My Disclaimer. Old Paper by ThunderThemes.net

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