Facing my fears in a canyon in Bled

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For me, travel has always been a great time to face my fears.  I’d like to pretend that I don’t have many – Planes? A breeze. Spiders? A minor nuisance. Giant Dogs? Super Cute. But the truth is that as I’ve traveled, I’ve become more and more aware of just how many things totally terrify the pants off of me. Let me count the ways in which I’ve discovered latent fears while traveling: Walking through the City of David in Israel reminded me that I am totally claustrophobic. If you’re not familiar with the City of David, it’s a small, dark, water filled tunnel … Read More

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Misadventure Monday: Dave from “What’s Dave Doing?”

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This post is part of a L’appel Du Vide feature, Misadventure Mondays. In each segment, I’ll ask one of my favorite travel bloggers to share one of their Travel Misadventures. This Monday, Dave Dean from What’s Dave Doing and Too Many Adapters shares his tale of loosing his passport while traveling. Tell me a little about yourself and your current trip:  I was born and grew up in a small town in New Zealand, and it feels like I have been trying to get as far away from it as I can ever since!  I’ve been travelling on and off for nearly 15 years … Read More

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Blog Stats

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As I mentioned in my April Summary, I am going to start adding a new to my monthly updates.  I get a lot of questions about my blog stats and how much money I am spending or earning by running a travel blog. This post will get you up to speed with how things have been going until this point, and then from now on I’ll give monthly updates with each summary. I don’t know that a lot of my readers are looking to start their own blog, but hopefully if anyone is, this will help you give you some thoughts on the process. … Read More

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Today’s Photo: Little Girl at Gas Station in Cambodia

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Iceland Plans Part II

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I hope you all enjoyed reading about my upcoming Iceland plans! I know I left a little bit of a whole in our itinerary because I didn’t fill you in on any of our “out of town” activities – but that’s because I think they are so exciting that I wanted to save them for their very own post! Sadly, our little Iceland Adventure is not long enough for us to complete the full ring road which would bring us fully around the island. However, it’s plenty of time for us to get out of Reykjavik and check out some … Read More

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Review of China Tours

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Recently, I was asked to review ChinaTours.com, a travel agency specializing in tours of China and the surrounding area. The company offers a wider variety of tour options including private and group tours of various lengths and prices. They also offer “extension” tours which can take you to nearby countries after your trip through China. The webs site itself is very easy to use. It’s well laid out, written in clear language and informative. It’s very easy to find the tours that are offered for each category: Private, custom, Join – etc. Each tour has it’s own page with detailed … Read More

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Today’s Photo: A Stop Sign in Marrakesh, Morocco

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Misadventure Monday: Stephanie from “Twenty-Something Travel”

Stephanie from "Twenty-Something Travel"

This post is part of a L’appel Du Vide feature, Misadventure Mondays. In each segment, I’ll ask one of my favorite travel bloggers to share one of their Travel Misadventures. This Monday, Stephanie Yoder from Twenty-Something Travel shares her story of getting sick while abroad. Tell me a little about yourself and your current trip: I am a travel blogger and freelance writer who specializes in GenY Travel. Since september I’ve been backpacking around South America. Currently I’m living in Buenos Aires with my boyfriend. Describe your travel style: I’m mostly a backpacker although I find myself traveling slower and slower over time. I … Read More

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Todays’ Photo: Sumo Wrestlers in Tokyo, Japan

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Iceland Plans!

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Now that you know that I’m going to Iceland and what footwear I’ll be sporting while I’m there, its time I filled you on all the details of what I will be doing on my trip. I am super excited because I’ve partnered with some amazing companies so that I can review all the best things to do during a trip to Iceland. Hopefully once you see all the fun things to do you will be booking your tickets. Day 1 – Our flight will depart DC on Thursday Evening for a nonstop trip to Reykjavik. We will arrive early … Read More

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