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The Best April Fools’ Day Pranks in Travel

April Fools’ Day has always held a soft spot in my heart. Not knowing how to read a calendar, my little sister and I would wreck havoc year-round on any unsuspecting victim’s — usually my dad. We’d paint his toenails red and put paint chips in...

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Why You Need to do the Things that Scare You

This guest post is brought to you by guest author Alli Blair of The Vintage Postcard. When I was in university, I always dreaded the moment a professor would ask to pair up with someone. I would become paralyzed with fear and nerves. Instant partnerships would be formed...

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Life Outside! [#4]

Life Outside! is a fortnightly series of small bits and pieces meant to inspire you to get outdoors and into some fresh air, escaping whatever space that confines you.  This week I booked a trip back home for June, and have a five day stopover in...

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Gettin’ Down in Krabi Town, Thailand

What the hell is going on!? I thought, as the man who served me lunch just hours before poured kerosene into his mouth. He aspirated it in one long exhale and ignited his breath into a flame. He beamed at me and pointed to the hotel staff of housekeepers, chefs,...

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Girl vs. Kite: Learning how to Kitesurf

When I moved to Perth, there was a minor quirk about the city that nobody had mentioned prior to my arrival. The wind. If you’re laying on the beach in summer anytime past 1:00 PM, prepare for a sandstorm. If you feel like going for a jog?...

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Life Outside! [#3]

Welcome back to the new fortnightly series, Life Outside!— a place where I will share snippets of microadventures, action sports, eco-friendly tips, and other adventure stories that hopefully inspire you to live a life outside of your home, work, or other space that confines you. Microadventures...

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Journal Entry from Buchenwald Concentration Camp

So, I actually haven’t finished writing all of my posts from Europe and this one has been floating around in my drafts for a while.  I copied this almost verbatim from my journal. I felt uncomfortable taking pictures, and only took four which are shared here. ...

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Life Outside! [#2]

Welcome back to the new fortnightly series, Life Outside!— a place where I will share snippets of microadventures, action sports, eco-friendly tips, and other adventure stories that hopefully inspire you to live a life outside of your home, work, or other space that confines you. “One...