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The Cost of Karma

My boyfriend Mike is an optimist – he believes in the power of positive thinking and takes that belief a step further into action. He feels that with just your positive thoughts, you can manifest change. 1,487 more words

Travel Philosophy

False Start: A hike that was out of our league in Thorsmok

We had the best intentions for the hike of Raftafell. It was a gorgeous day with sunshine and good weather, and we prepared appropriately just like the signs on the hiking hut at Langidalur said. 262 more words


Wanderlusty Wednesday: A Series of Unfortunate Events (in Prague)

I’ve been reading a lot of personal essays on blogs lately, so I thought I’d try my hand at it. First up: my true-life story about why Prague sucks*. 1,314 more words


Hiking Changes Our Brains!

Recently I read an interesting online article that cited several studies showing ways in which hiking changes our brains for the better. If you’re already a hiker, you might have noticed that you feel more relaxed, calm, and focused after going for a hike. 382 more words

Budget Travel

Travel, Danger, and the Parental Blame Game

Like pretty much everyone who watched the news yesterday, I was horrified to hear the story of the little boy who was dragged off by an alligator right in front of his family on the beach of the Grand Floridian Hotel at Disney World. 862 more words

Family Travel

Don't Panic.

So here we are…the first blog post. I feel like Don’t Panic is an appropriate title here, because I have a *certain* amount of nerves going into this, which is a fairly rare thing for me. 385 more words


There and Back Again (in one day!)

Last weekend, we helped Jake’s sister and her husband move to Kansas City. Our caravan was five strong with two trucks pulling trailers, two cars, and an SUV all packed FULL. 283 more words