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Hiya Escapees! Its been awhile. I won’t lie to you lately my passion to write has fallen. But I felt inspired this last weekend. As a San Diego native and a life long Lego lover you may think I’ve been to Legoland at least once in the 18 years the park has been open. 962 more words

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Half a Day in Portland

For Vancouverites, Portland has always been a place a hip destination to visit. Being about a five hour drive from Vancouver, endless options for foodies and a rich “made local” culture make it an enticing road trip south of the border. 362 more words



It’s been¬†5 months since I’ve blogged about my whereabouts and I think I’m long overdue to update everyone. Back in March I explained my goal was to serve where the need is greater in Bradenton, Florida¬†and I’m happy to announce that’s precisely what I’m doing now. 1,050 more words

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Los Angeles: Tourist Spots 101

I guess no tourist itinerary is complete without visiting the very popular cities of Beverly Hills and Hollywood. For me, these are the places I would go just once for the experience and leave it at that. 341 more words


Los Angeles: Venice Beach

Connected to Santa Monica Beach, Venice Beach is a hub of culture unique to its own. It’s described as the more “hipster, artsy” area and rightfully so. 296 more words


Arcadia, Boston and New York (part two)

After not nearly enough time in Canada we headed back to the States. Our first stop was Arcadia National Park in the state of Maine. There was another Trek America group staying at the same campground as us, so once we set up camp (and played a bit of frisbee) we got to know them. 2,011 more words

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Los Angeles: Santa Monica

My last minute, three day escape to the City of Angels left me little time to do much prep work. Despite it being a short flight away, I hadn’t been to LA in years, so I had racked up quite a list of places I wanted to see. 515 more words