What’s on your 2016 travel calendar????

2015 was an epic year of travel. I was able to cross Japan, Dominican Republic, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Argentina, Costa Rica, and Peru off my list. Now that 2016 is upon us, I am pondering where to next. Last year I was reminded about the importance of giving the gift of travel …

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Thank you 2015!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wob0rTfj2y0   2015 has been an incredible year. I've visited places I've always dreamed of; met remarkable people; and started a blog.  I’ve been reminded that people can leave an indelible mark on your life even if you’ve known them for a short period of time. I reminisce fondly on my trip to Hong Kong …

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10 simple tips for becoming a Great Airbnb host!

This year was my first time trying out AirBnB. For those of you unfamiliar with Airbnb, it's a service where individuals may rent out their homes, apartments, and spare bedrooms. Airbnb is available in the U.S as well as many countries around the world. For some, Airbnb is more appealing than hotels because sometimes it's …

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Words of Wisdom to a First Time Traveler

I can remember my first international trip like it was yesterday. Senior year of college, fall 2006, I headed to Madrid, Spain to study abroad for the semester. I remember feeling a myriad of emotions from excitement, nervousness, to fear. During that semester, I learned about myself and I also learned how people perceived me …

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Reflections from afar

Cape Town vrs. Johannesburg One of the most striking ways Cape Town and Johannesburg are different is the people. For example, immediately upon arriving in Johannesburg, I felt like I was in Africa, specifically Sub-Saharan Africa. The distinction between northern Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa is important because people in Northern Africa tend not to resemble …

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Cape Town, South Africa

                         First Impression After a short 2 hour flight, Danielle and I arrived in Cape Town. Almost immediately, I could tell I was no longer in Johannesburg. As we were driving to our Airbnb accommodations, both of us marveled at how different Cape Town was from Johannesburg. At first glance Cape Town felt familiar; the …

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