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Tips for Solo Female Travel to Muslim Countries

Solo travel. It's a bit scary, but with a little extra preparation and awareness, it's a wonderful experience.

Is a Long Layover in Dubai Worth it?

Over the past 60 years Dubai managed to push its way onto the traveler's radar. Boasting the world's tallest building, opulence, and luxury that will make you feel like royalty. Dubai: the Las [...]

How to Prepare for a Trek – Nepal

So I've got a confession to make. It's a pretty big one too...

Lake Haiyaha in Rocky Mountain National Park Winter Trip Report

The 3:30am wake up call came with some ease this go around. Surprisingly, my eyes naturally popped open without an alarm. It's as if my natural body clock knew what was coming. I rolled out of [...]

Why You Should Travel to Indonesia

I was 48 hours deep into a long, weary journey from Bali to Jogjakarta. During that time I had traveled by local bus, suspiciously un-seaworthy ferry, crappy bus, inconceivably crappier bus, [...]

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The Adventurer’s Gift Guide

It's tough to shop for an adventurer. When it comes to gear we can be pretty particular. Those unfamiliar with the scene often feel intimidated with all the options and the steep price tags. [...]

So You Want to Spend a Weekend in the Woods? – Beginner Backpacking Gear Guide.

Gear. It's intimidating. It's complicated. It's personal. It's expensive. I've had a lot of people ask me about gear and getting started. People think that you need to have everything and [...]

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Couchsurfing – Making the World Smaller Since 2010

A lot of people look at me sideways when I tell them I use Couchsurfing. I usually get a shake of the head "you're crazy." Or a gasp, "You let strangers stay in your house?" Or, my favorite, the [...]

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Notes on Solo Hiking

5 miles deep in some tougher terrain. The trail was slick with ice and snow and at times littered with rocks and boulders. Overall it was nothing too difficult, but I had been the only person I'd [...]

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Cottonwood Pass – Camping in the Snow Trip Report

Despite the challenges, reaching the base of Jones Mountain while being enveloped by the weather at Ptarmigan Lake made that extra mis-mile of hiking worth it. Sitting next to a roaring fire with [...]

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