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LuminAID PackLite Max 2-in-1 Phone Charger Review

There are affiliate links in here.  I did receive this at no cost, but all opinions are my own.  You know I keep it real around here. Earlier this summer I received the LuminAID PackLite Max 2-in-1 Phone Charger to try out and let me tell you, I love this thing!  I pretty much always bring…

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10 Ways To Get Hotel Staff To Love You

After working at a hotel front desk for almost two years, I've learned some things that I do and do not like that people do.  Of course, some things will be dependent on the type of hotel/resort as well as the locations.  Others, though, will be universal.  For example, I do like when people don't…

How To Avoid Crowds In The National Parks

There are affiliate links in here. One thing that makes a national park experience less fun is fighting the crowds on and off trails.  I mean really, who likes waiting in line just to get into the park for two hours?  Or waiting in a line on a hiking trail?  Or looking for a parking…

15 Things I’ve Learned From Visiting 15 Countries

There are affiliate links in here. Last year I wrote a post about 15 things I've learned from driving across the US seven times.  I thought it would be fun to share some things I've learned from visiting 15 countries around the world.  Some of these things are practical.  Some are glaringly obvious things I…

Best Day Trips From Taipei

There are affiliate links in here. Taipei is in the perfect location.  It's centrally located in Northern Taiwan making it super easy to base yourself there to take day trips from Taipei to the surrounding cities and towns.  Whether you want to hike, visit a night market, wander through old street, or all three, there…

A Scenic Drive From Moab: What To Do On Potash Road

I drove past Potash Road so many times and had no idea what was down there.  Then I saw a picture of Corona Arch and found out that was down Potash road, but what else is there?  One evening after spending the afternoon in Arches, we decided to head down Potash Road just outside of Moab…

Should You Take A Winter Road Trip? Yes. Yes, You Should.

This winter I've been on a bit of an extended road trip.  After spending the Holidays in Wisconsin, I've been exploring southern Utah for a little over a month.  Three weeks were spent in La Verkin, near Zion National Park and we stopped at the Badlands on our way out.  As I write this I'm…

My Favorite Travel Planning Resources

There are affiliate links in here.   I've recently realized I've never really gotten into how I plan my trips, which I get really into, by the way.  Even if I am thinking about going somewhere, I will sit and plan it all out.  Just because.  Weird, right?  Does anyone else do that?  Anyone?  It can…

Is It Worth Going To Grand Teton National Park In The Winter?

There are affiliate links in here.   Yes!  100% worth it.  There you go.  That's all.  I kid.  I'll break it down for you a bit more than that.  Short answer: yes.  Long answer: yes, but there are some things to consider before you take the (polar) plunge to visit Grand Teton National Park in the winter. …

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Why Central America Is Perfect For Your First Solo Trip

When you think of going on your first solo trip, you probably think of South East Asia because that's where like, everyone goes.  I think I briefly thought of going there but decided against it for that reason.  Then I found Central America.  I'm not saying it's off the beaten path or anything, there were…