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My Favorite Free Things to Do in San Francisco

I became very excited when our plane finally touched down in San Francisco, a city I hadn’t visited in over 15 years but had frequented in my 20s. Memories of climbing Coit Tower, driving on Lombard Street, visiting Golden Gate National Park, touring Alcatraz, exploring Fisherman’s Wharf and attending the latest opera came flashing back like […]

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Going to Church on Easter Island

As I dipped my fingers into a shell filled with holy water, I stood for a moment at the doorway making the sign of the cross and taking in the church interior which was simply decorated with Rapa Nui art. I knew then that what I was about to experience was miles away from the Catholic […]

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Picking Berries for Megan in Ireland

Megan wasn’t feeling well and so had been staying in the house for the previous few days. Cabin fever set in as she missed the outdoors and all that it had to offer: the sunshine, her friends and berries. Mindy and I had become fond of Megan; after all, she was the very first resident […]

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Valle de la Luna in the Atacama Desert, Chile

Valle de la Luna – A Different World

“You must go to Valle de la Luna”, the Chilean woman at the Cejar Laguna told me, “It’s like a different world”. And so Valle de la Luna was solidified on my bucket list! Out of all the daily adventures my mother and I took in the Atacama Desert, considered the driest place on earth, […]

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Winnifred Beach, Jamaica

Winnifred Beach in Jamaica’s Portland Parish (northeast) has a very special vibe to it, unlike any other beach we’ve ever visited. It was lively, had ample shade and was filled with welcoming locals. After we scraped the car once, we decided it was best to park our small rental car and walk the rest of […]

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Vegan in Ireland

Being Vegan in Ireland

Food isn’t necessarily the first thing that comes to mind upon the mention of Ireland and even if you do think of traditional Irish food, it usually comes to mind only after images of lush green countryside, James Joyce and perhaps even Guinness. As vegans, however, food is one of the first things we consider when […]

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Sleeping at the Dublin Airport

I should have known that my evening in the Dublin airport would be eventful when the excelerator in the bus that had picked me up in Sligo suddenly stopped working about a mile away from the airport. We began inching our way every so slowly as we drifted in neutral as far as we could […]

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Things to Do in Strandhill, Ireland

Strandhill is a small community located just outside of Sligo Town on the west coast of Ireland. Perhaps most popularly known for its surf, Strandhill lies along the Wild Atlantic Way and sits at the base of Knocknarea, a distinctive mountain with history dating back to the Stone Age. With powerful waves crashing against the […]

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We’ve been to Hell and back!

We piled into the car and could already feel that this was going to be a hot day. My Grammie insisted on sitting in the backseat despite our numerous offers to sit up in front. She claimed she “wanted to sleep” in the back so we eventually gave in. Once we were all buckled in and […]

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Visiting Jamaica as a Lesbian Couple

Jamaica has a reputation for being one o the most homophobic countries in the world, so before embarking on our mini-vacation we did some research (as we always do) to find out exactly what we might be up against and to decide whether or not to be out as a lesbian couple while exploring this […]

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Around the Rim: Exploring Crater Lake

Crater Lake was the very first item on our Oregon bucket list. To prepare for our visit, we looked up everything we could about it: how it was formed by the volcanic eruption and subsequent collapse of Mount Mazama, how it is the deepest lake in the United States and how the evaporated water is […]

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Sisterhood of the World Blogging Award

We were nominated for a Sisterhood of the World Blogging Award!  We are very honored and thankful to Amanda Burger of burgerabroad.com Wait, what is this?… The SOTW Blogging Award is a peer-nominated travel blogging award given to women, by women! Once you get one, congratulate yourself, have a small party, then thank your awesome nominator and […]

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Free Things To Do in Boston

Boston, a city rife with historical significance, is one of the most expensive cities in the US. High living costs often lead to overpriced hotels, expensive parking lots, such as the one under Boston Commons at a staggering $8 each 30 minutes, and costly tours. If you are looking to reduce entertainment costs while visiting this wondrous city […]

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Visiting Lan Su Chinese Garden

To be honest, we weren’t that excited about visiting Portland’s Lan Su Chinese Garden, but it came up on our Google search for things to do in the city and several locals recommended it, so we went. We had been to China. Could Lan Su really give us a comparable experience to being in a Chinese […]

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The Aspen Inn in Fort Klamath, Oregon

Located only 20 miles south of Oregon’s famous Crater Lake, The Aspen Inn in the quaint town of Fort Klamath is the perfect alternative to the very expensive and always full accommodations inside Crater Lake National Park. The Owner Heidi McLean purchased The Aspen Inn in June of 2003 and has never looked back. With a background […]

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Our Favorite Cave Experiences

There is something alluring about caves. Whether a cave experience is with a guided tour or a solo adventure with a head lamp, stepping into a cave is like entering a completely different world. Caves hold a mysteriousness that speaks to the adventurer in all of us. Amidst the stalagmites, stalactites and beautiful crystals live bats […]

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The People of Nepal

On April 25th, 2015 an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 hit Nepal causing more than 7000 deaths and an immeasurable amount of injuries. The world watched in horror as reporters showed images of treasured UNESCO World Heritage sights in Kathmandu reduced to rubble and people sleeping on the street for either fear of aftershocks or […]

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