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Women in Backpacking: What you Need to Know While Traveling Solo
Female Adventure Travel: Is it Safe to Brave it Alone? When you’re a female solo backpacker, you are going to hear the question, “Is it safe?” a lot. In fact, some people might even try to discourage you from going alone.
How Mindfulness Enhances Backpacking
Mindful Travel: Peace in a Noisy World We’re slowly learning to disconnect from our digital devices and reconnect with ourselves. In the digital age, it’s getting more and more difficult to tap into our inner voices. An endless onslaught of information
Backpacking: 5 Reasons to Drop Everything and Hit the Road
Backpacking: Is that even a thing anymore? Right after my college graduation in 1993, everyone talked about backpacking through Europe. It was a rite of passage started by the “hippies” in the 1970s, which gained popularity in the following decades. My
The Timing of a Rainbow
Although I have traveled to Holland several times, I had never seen the fields of tulips until this past April. On this visit to my ancestral home with my daughters in tow, I truly understood—every time you visit a place,
How to Really Learn History
You can read hundreds of books, but nothing replaces seeing, breathing and feeling history. In Monument Valley, Arizona, the monuments or sandstone buttes stand in the landscape like teachers waiting for students. Come in and listen. What I have to share
The Importance of Being Fit When Traveling with Kids
In my travels BC (before children), I realized how important it is to not just be fit, but be strong the first time I went snorkeling. It was in Belize in 2000, and although I could swim with the
Taking Kids on a Hike: Lessons from Hiking Trips
I won’t lie; the first time we took the kids on hike, it did not go so well. It was in 2015, and we were in Yosemite National Park in the summer with lots of other people. We decided to walk
How to Avoid the Snorkeling Nightmare — Motion sickness!
Going out on a day trip to snorkel is a fun way to engage with nature and see a whole new world—the underwater world. However, this fun day trip can quickly turn into a nightmare if one of your kids
Mule Trekking in Bryce Canyon
Trust a Mule? With your life and yours kids’ lives? Why should you?! I did—and here's why
What to Pack for Your Family Vacation
I spend hours planning our family excursions, and once plans are made, I spend hours thinking about what to pack and how to improve my packing list from our last trip--especially when we have forgotten important items! It seems inevitable
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