New Zealand Adventures: 2 Months on the Road

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The First 24 Hours in New Zealand

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2016 Travel Plans: I’m Going to New Zealand!

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What Ethical Travel Means to Me

Ethical travel has become a major travel trend recently and it’s likely to continue growing in popularity. Beyond eco-travel, ethical travel encompasses good for all (including nature, humans, and communities). Unfortunately, “ethical” has become little more than a buzzword by now, along with “sustainable” and “responsible”. Every sector is using “ethical” tactics to garner good… Continue reading What Ethical Travel Means to Me

Translating a Place: My Experience in Glacier National Park

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Saying Goodbye to Jackson Hole

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Uprooted

(Originally Posted May 2014) It’s not easy to make big changes, even if you tell yourself every day that change is all you want. We get comfortable in our lives. As much as we might hate the routine, we still cling to it because it’s familiar. Change is risky. Change is scary. The idea of… Continue reading Uprooted