Packing to Move Abroad

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Guess what? I’m moving today! All I need to do is hit “publish” on this blog post, and I can take off to my new home. Unfortunately, I’m not moving far away, or anywhere exciting. I’m staying in the same city, only going about 20-30 minutes away. Even so, I am super excited to be in this new place. Hopefully it’s my “forever” home. I’ve never lived in the same place for more than two years since leaving my parent’s...
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YOU SHOULD READ THIS Link Round-Up for August 29th

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Every Friday, Sara and Candice put together a list of interesting reads from around the interwebs and tell each other “YOU SHOULD READ THIS.”   Candice Thinks Sara Should Read   Smarty Cents – The Sharing Economy: How to Find the Cheapest Travel Accommodation Although I don’t mind spending money on stuff I really want, in general I’m kind of a cheapskate. Accommodations are usually the most expensive part of traveling, so it was...
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Adventures in Not-So-Underage Drinking at Bavaro Princess, Punta Cana

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Soon after I got back from working abroad in Japan, I had the chance to stay at an all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana: the Bavaro Princess. I went to Punta Cana before I started up this travel blog, so I didn’t take lots of pictures with an eye towards publishing them for the world to see. Hopefully you’ll enjoy the pictures I do have! This was my first experience with all-inclusives and I was...
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24 Things To See & Do In Vancouver In (Just Over) 24 Hours

The Let's Go Ladies, Vancouver, BC, British Columbia, travel, tourism, west coast, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Granville Island, Stanley Park, Tuc Restaurant, ocean, bikes, beer, Canada

Well, I’m back! I got to spend nearly two glorious weeks in British Columbia (#westcoastbestcoast) and it. Was. AWESOME. It was the perfect kind of vacation: disconnected, lots of time to relax, but also full of amazing experiences. B.C. is a beautiful province with a crazy amount of things to see and do. I made it to  quite a few locations during my visit, but I think I’m going to start at the end. We didn’t...
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The Let’s Go Ladies Recap The Amazing Race Canada: Season 2, Episode 7!

The Amazing Race Canada, TARC, The Let's Go Ladies

Howdy, Go-Getters! Ready to race? Tonight is episode 8 of The Amazing Race Canada and usually I live-blog the whole thing starting at 9 p.m. EST. The problem this week is that I’ve been travelling home from my west coast adventures today. I might make it back in time to live-blog the episode. If I don’t I’ll just do another recap like last week, okay? Okay! In the mean time, let’s check out this week’s Amazing Race Canada question: Race Question: ?...
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What Do I Mean By Fangirl Travel? Letting My Fandom Flag Fly At the CNE

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I went to the Toronto CNE  this weekend and stumbled upon the most wondrous, magical exhibit (that was clearly created with me in mind). An exhibit completely devoted to fans and fandom. There’s something I’ve been trying to put into words ever since we started this blog. Walking through and seeing all the amazing pieces on display helped solidify a few things that I’ve been ruminating about. One of the main reasons I want to travel the world...
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Travel Narrative Book Review: Learning to Bow by Bruce Feiler

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In a fit of nostalgia, I went looking for travel narratives set in Japan, and stumbled upon reviews for Learning to Bow by Bruce Feiler. Learning to Bow tells the story of Feiler’s experiences teaching English in a small rural town close to Tokyo, Japan. It was well written, and it doesn’t surprise me to learn that Feiler went on to write another dozen or so books. Each person he wrote about had their own...
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Guest Go-Getter: Kelly! Traveling to Make a Difference

The Let's Go Ladies, Ecuador, Kelly Squire, Habitat for Humanity

At 25 I hit, what I think was, a quarter-life crisis. Everything around me was changing and I felt that I hadn’t yet done all of the things that I thought a 25 year old should have accomplished by then. I had gone straight from high school to college and then from college to my career and hadn’t taken the time to explore the world or find myself through travel. In the midst of...
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The Let’s Go Ladies Recap The Amazing Race Canada: Season 2, Episode 7!

The Amazing Race Canada, CTV, The Let's Go Ladies

Howdy, Go-Getters! Ready to race? Tonight there’s another new episode of The Amazing Race Canada and usually I live-blog the whole thing starting at 9 p.m. EST. The only problem this week is that I’m actually travelling on the west coast, which means I won’t be able to live-blog along with the original broadcast. Oops! Don’t worry though! I’ll still recap the whole episode for you, it just won’t be live. Sorry about that! In the mean...
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The Lazy Girl’s Guide To Storing Travel Mementos

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I love to write about my travels. Telling stories about the places I’ve been, the people I’ve met, the adventures I’ve gone on – it’s the reason why this blog exists. Blogging is not the only way I document my travels, though. Despite wanting to travel light, I sometimes come back with my suitcase stuffed full with bits of memorabilia. I know I’m not the only one. What to do with all those keepsakes, souvenirs and mementos we bring back with us? If you go on...
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