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Dear “Twenty Year Old” Rachel

Dear “Twenty Year Old” Rachel, Good morning, pretty lady!! It’s me. Me ten years later. I know, the Ghost of Christmas Future, except your birthday is in May, not December. Anyway, how are you? Let me guess. You’re probably hiding in your dorm room even though it’s a sunny May afternoon, one of those spectacular […]

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travel screw ups

My Hilarious Travel Screw Ups (And How to Avoid Them!)

You know what, I don’t want to sound arrogant, but I’m pretty damn cool. Despite struggling with anxiety on a regular basis, I still push myself to the furtherest limits. I, especially, like to stretch my mental boundaries when I arrive in a new exciting location. For example, I’ve paraglided off mountains in Slovenia. I’ve snorkeled in frigid waters […]

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GREAT NEWS: I’m Returning to SCOTLAND

I’M RETURNING TO SCOTLAND THIS SUMMER!!! Sorry for the bold capital letters and abuse of exclamation marks, but this is major, major, amazing, travel news! You probably already saw details about my summer trip splattered all over my social media channels, but I just had to write a spontaneous post, too. Editorial calendars, be damned. Scotland’s […]

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20 Photos that will Inspire You to Visit Marco Island, FL

We can all name destinations that are near and dear to our hearts. For example, I’ll always cherish Scotland since it was my very first solo trip and changed the course of my life. These places touch us, making them far more valuable than a pretty “insta-famous” vacation destination. Marco Island is more than a tropical Florida […]

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