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What you Need To Know About Visiting The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove In Winter

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove is a Pinterest dream come true.  I remember when Pinterest first started, there were pictures of some bamboo grove all over it.  I don't know if it was this…

My First Time Alone in a Foreign Airport

I was not prepared for this heat, that’s for sure. I got off the plane, finally pulled together after hours of nerves and was ushered into the customs and immigration line with everyone else. Everything was fine. My first time traveling alone was going smooth and then I was waved forward. It was my turn.…

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Is It Worth Visiting The Moeraki Boulders Of Otago?

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. One of the more memorable roadside stops from my time in New Zealand was the Moeraki Boulders.  Maybe it's because it's hard to forget perfectly round boulders on a beach or because this…

What I Learned In Boating School Is . . . How To Avoid Getting Seasick

There are affiliate links in here.  If you purchase anything through them, I get a tiny commission at no extra cost to you. I haven't spent all that much time on boats.  I didn't grow up on them or anywhere near them, really, but in my time traveling and working seasonally, on a lake, I've…

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Delicate Arch Hike: A Must-Do On Any Visit To Arches National Park

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. For some reason, I insisted on doing the Delicate Arch hike. "It's only, like, three miles I said." "It won't be that bad."  HA!  Good one, me.  Good one. Spoiler alert: It's worse…

Guinea Pigs and Clowns in San Andres, Ecuador

San Andres was the town I could never remember.  I knew I liked it, but I didn't know what it was called.  I didn't, and still don't, know what most of the places we stopped in Ecuador were called.  Something to work on in the future I suppose.  Thankfully, back when I saved my pictures,…