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11 Unexpected Travel Expenses and How To Avoid Them
There is nothing worse than starting out your grand adventure, and then getting hit with a barrage of unexpected, un-budgeted travel expenses. Those hidden surprises can often break a trip (and your pocketbook).
The Green Traveler: Eco Friendly Travel Tips and Tricks
It sounds simple: just be a responsible adult when you travel. But when you start the planning process, things get a bit more complicated. From the carbon emissions to get to your destination to the convenient single-use packaging when you arrive. Lucky for you, there are some simple ways to make your next adventure friendly both for you and the environment.
The Twisted Volcano: Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve
Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve is located in the Berkley Hills in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay. It’s a large expanse, with a multitude of backpacking and hiking trails crisscrossing 928 acres. Did I mention that the park is dog-friendly? The trails wind through oak forests, across ridgelines, and past interesting rock formations.
Gear Review: Madera Waterproof Ultralight Travel Backpack
I tested Madera’s Waterproof Ultralight Travel Backpack in the wettest place I could reach: Hilo, Hawaii. Is the pack as waterproof as Madera claims?
6 Books To Inspire Adventure
Are you looking for adventure inspiration? Are you pining to get out and explore? Are stay-at-home order getting your down? Crack open one of these adventure books!
Are you an enlightened bean? An inside look at Buddha’s Cup coffee tour and tasting.
While visiting the Big Island of Hawai’i, I had the opportunity to visit Buddha’s Cup. As a coffee lover, I couldn’t say no! I was able to explore their five coffee farms on a tour and taste all five difference brands. Definitely a highlight of the trip!
4 Best Coffee Shops in Monterey
I am all about the coffee house experience. Some of my best memories are at coffee houses with my friends or engrossed in a good book. Both of my thesis papers were largely written and researched in coffee houses. There is not much that beats an afternoon spent at an independent coffee shop. The only thing better than a coffee shop is a coffee shop on the coast.
Don’t Be Fooled! The Importance of Accreditation in Zoos
It can be difficult to sift between good zoos and bad zoos. Yeah, did you know that good zoos actually exist?! The key to learning the difference is in accreditation.
Hawaiian Malsadas: An Island Dessert
Malasadas are a comfort food on the Hawaiian Islands. Since my first introduction to the dessert in Pokemon Moon, I made it my mission to seek out the Portuguese donuts!
Five of the Best Hidden Gems Around LA
Ah, yes. Southern California. Home of Hollywood, Disney, and Long Beach. Many people long for Southern California’s warm weather, palm trees, and sunny skies! As you make your travel itinerary (or dream itinerary in this Covid environment), don’t plan to spend your entire trip at Disneyland. After living in the area, I found the best local haunts. You will NOT want to miss these secret treasures!
Reduce Your Exposure: 5 Ways to Stay Safe and Travel During a Pandemic
It isn’t impossible to travel safely during the pandemic, but there are important steps to take to ensure the safety and well-being of yourself and those around you.