5 awesome things that can happen from getting pickpocketed in Paris

We’d been in Paris a grand total of maybe 20 minutes. As we stood waiting for the next train in a desolate metro station, my dad patted his front pocket and looked up at me in surprise. “My wallet’s gone.” A brief moment of “oh, shit” passed between us. My dad tried to piece together […]

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KLM World Business Class: Toronto to Amsterdam

Even the most seasoned travelers tend to hate the “getting there” part of travel: the long, cramped flights, the annoying layovers, the security lines. I get it; a lot of things about travel, particularly air travel, suck. So with the seats getting smaller and smaller and the legroom getting shorter and shorter, I’ve definitely come to […]

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People you meet on the road: Two drunk Scots

One of the best parts of travel is meeting other people, locals and fellow travelers alike. I love getting to know random strangers and hearing their stories. While only a few are noteworthy enough to share, recalling my experiences with these people always brings a smile to face, so I thought why not share them here. It’s only […]


Going to the Sun Road, Glacier National Park

A trip to Glacier National Park wouldn’t be complete without a traverse or two of the famous Going-To-The-Sun Road. The winding 53 mile road cuts through the center of the park, from east to west. It’s the only road that really goes through the park and it’s the only road you really need to take. […]

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Ultimate guide to toilets on the Inca Trail

Planning to hike the Inca Trail in Peru? Worried about the toilets? Let’s face it, toilets aren’t exactly the first thing most people think of when they’re planning for a trip, but maybe they should be. I definitely did not do my homework on the toilet situation before leaving for Peru and was just a […]

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Watkins Glen: The fairytale gorge of the Finger Lakes

One of my all time favorite parks and probably one of the most visited in the Finger Lakes Region of New York is Watkins Glen. Sitting just outside the small town with the same name, the park follows along a narrow gorge that looks like something straight out of a fairytale. A bubbling creek flows […]

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Robert H. Treman State Park: A hike through the green gorge

The favorite t-shirt slogan, “Ithaca is Gorges”, is a pretty corny play on words, but it’s not an overstatement. Ithaca, NY is home to Cornell University, Ithaca College, and some of the most stunning parks in New York state. The glaciers that carved out the Finger Lakes many years ago left behind creeks and rivers […]


Italy: Three Loves and Three Lows

Three Loves: 1. The food Oh my god, the food. Italy is known for its food for good reason. It’s amazing. Never in my life have I had so many consecutively delicious meals. I had a ton of pizza there. So much I can’t even count. And almost all of it was better than any […]


Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica

I can only take so much resort time. I don’t know how people spend a week or even more at a resort, just lounging every day. So while my brother and I were vacationing at the Marriott Los Sueños on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, it was no surprise that I was antsy after […]

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A weekend in Athens

After a couple weeks in Italy, my brother and I hopped a flight for a quick weekend stop in Athens, Greece. Even after all of the history and beauty we had seen in Italy, I was still excited to see Greece. No two cultures illicit such visions of ancient times and mythology. While in Italy, […]