Monthly Archive: September 2012

Exploring Neature in the Samaria Gorge

There are few things that I love more in this world than a good hike. Strapping on my backpack (or fanny pack if I’m being honest), filling up some water bottles, applying a boatload of sunscreen, and setting off into nature—what could be better? My mom will take full credit for instilling the love of …

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(Not So) High Speed Adventure on Four Wheels

Eleanor Roosevelt recommended that you “Do one thing every day that scares you.” In my opinion, if you can do something that scares you 365 days a year for years on end, then you’re a big baby. I mean, really. Who is scared of that many things? That said, I have recently tackled quite a …

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The Top 5 Series: Why You Should Travel Solo

As I mentioned in “Why You Should Travel With Friends,” there will always be benefits and drawbacks when hitting the road on your own or with a group. This Top 5 list outlines some benefits of solo travel enjoyed by those of us that head out by ourselves from time to time (or all the …

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The Top 5 Series: Why You Should Travel With Friends

  After a 2.5 week whirlwind tour of Turkey, our group of 6 disbanded at 8:30am on Thursday morning. In true “I’m on vacation so I DON’T CARE!” fashion, we went out until 5am the night before, so the goodbyes were short, sweet, and hurt like, well… like we had been out until 5am. Looking …

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Facing Fears While Wearing Floaties

I am deathly afraid of sharks. It is a largely unfounded, irrational fear that is the direct result of watching too much television. I’ve made baby steps towards improvement over the years—my first true snorkel session in Kauai comes to mind; once I stopped hyperventilating it was quite lovely—but then 20 minutes of Shark Week …

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Tagging Along in Cappadocia

If I’m being honest, I took a backseat on the Turkey planning front and left it largely up to my travel partners Erin and Dave. While this allowed me to relax and enjoy more of my vacation leading up to Turkey, it also means that I now have no idea where I am or where …

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