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Fall in D.C.: Photos

There is something about the fall that always feels like coming home. After spending the past six years and three years in Florida, respectively, Meghan and I relish our time in the district during autumn. Fall in D.C. is something entrancing. Having spent the majority of our lives in a D.C. suburb, we’re no strangers […]

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How to Plan a Trip

I’ve taken some amazing trips. And, each trip was unique. But, I plan all of my trips in very similar ways, even though the final product can look drastically different. Of the 18 days that I was in New Zealand, 16 of them were on a small group tour. But, when I backpacked Europe for […]

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Why Traveling Sucks-And Why it’s so Worth It

It will happen, when you’re traveling, something bad, or annoying, or horrifying will happen. Travel is a beautiful thing that will transform you into a wonderful, adaptable, loving, and interesting person with awesome stories. But, there are a few negatives that come with the territory. You need to learn to be adaptable, and prepare yourself […]

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How do I Save Money to Travel?

In 2014, I wrote a post about how I Saved $5,000 to backpack Europe. The $5,000 actually lasted about six weeks, and also covered about a thousand dollars worth of first-time traveler supplies. It’s been about two and a half years since that trip, and I’ve still managed to take several amazing trips during my […]

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New Zealand with Haka Tours

I wanted to go to New Zealand.  I grew up in a place with four seasons, surrounded by mountains and crisp air.  In college I watched snow fall, and even though the cold chilled me, it also was kind of beautiful. But now, I live in Florida.  And the summers are unbearably hot.  So, I […]

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Three Days in Iceland

Iceland: the land of fire and ice.  Just the nickname of the country is enough to inspire ideas of adventure and daring, and bring to mind gorgeous, endless landscapes.  And Iceland more than lived up to the connotations of its name. I visited Iceland on the tail end of a one month solo European journey. […]

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Ireland with Shamrocker Tours

“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life – and travel – leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks – on your body or on your heart – are beautiful. Often though, they hurt.”-Anthony […]

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The Serbian Road Trip

When I first planned my trip to Serbia I asked my friends if five days would be enough. I figured that three days for Belgrade, and a couple day trips thrown in would be sufficient. But, my friends had other plans. “Five days? Five days Kelly? You need more time.” I countered with ten days, […]

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