Author: Chantae

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The Pokemon You Meet When You Travel

Here are the Pokemon you’re likely to meet while traveling, where to catch them, and how to lure them. Weedle Weedle is the timid, scared backpacker who during the midst of an early-life crisis, booked the cheapest flight out of her hometown of Smalltown, USA. Though she’s...

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Hipmunk Hotels: Thrill and Adventure in Flagstaff, Saint George, Billings, and More!

This post was originally published by Backpacking With a Book on March 4, 2016 by Jona. The beauty of the U.S. mountain states lies in their diversity. Imagine climbing some of the highest mountains in the country or driving through a wide expanse of desert lands — or...

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Campervan Shopping: What Did We Get Into?

“What just happened?!” Mo asked. I nodded. “Nobody will ever believe this.”  Minutes before, Mo and I checked out a campervan that fit most of our criteria. We want a van with less than 200,000 kilometers on the odometer, a diesel engine, equipped with a roo-bar, three seats, and...

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How to Stop Being an Environmental Slob While Traveling

This month, we’re diving into Plastic Free July, a time where we can finally shine the light on plastic consumption like the fluorescent bulb at a department store changing room. Talking about plastic consumption isn’t pretty, can be uncomfortable, and at times shows flaws in ourselves that...

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When Kitemares Come True: My Worst Kitesurfing Moments

Kitesurfing is a high-maintenance sport. There’s absolutely no refuting this. Let’s just look at the gear. You throw down a fortune on the kite, harness, bar and lines, board, and bindings. Any gear that’s torn, rusted, or sandy is sure to be a safety hazard and needs...

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Mainz, Germany: The City You’ve Never Heard of that Changed History

First, we scribbled ancient messages on the walls of our caves. Then, we fine-tuned our hands to write words and stories by putting ink to paper. Now, we use keyboards, swipes, and emojis through the touch of our fingertips. The printed word has spread religion, started wars, inspired...