San Juan La Laguna Photo Diary

Summary of my day trip to the culturally enriching and artistic town of San Juan La Laguna, in Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. For the last ten days I've been volunteering at GuateSUP, an awesome paddle-boarding tour company in Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. My life here revolves around paddling, yoga and acroyoga, photography, shopping at the local market, …

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A Day In Aveiro, Portugal

This beautiful seaside Portuguese town is the perfect day trip from Porto, especially while on a backpacker budget. Day trips are the secret weapons of budget travel. You can venture out from the popular, well-known cities and spend a day wandering through unfamiliar streets and discovering hidden gems of foreign countries. In the northern region …

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12 Things To Do In Wollongong

Of all the different places I’ve lived, Wollongong may be my favorite. I’ve never felt so at peace somewhere, and so excited to see absolutely everything in and around this little city. Wollongong doesn't feel like a city because the town center is small and welcoming, yet there’s always something to do. Stunning beaches sit …

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6 Reasons To Visit Cinque Terre

Why you should add these charming, coastal towns to your travels in Italy. Located in Italy’s northwestern region of Liguria, Cinque Terre boasts some of the best scenery in the country. Literally translated as “Five Lands”, Cinque Terre is composed of five small coastal towns, Manarola, Vernazza, Corniglia, Riomaggiore, and Monterosso. Here are six reasons …

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Top 13 Things To Do In Florence

The best things to do in Florence, the famous, artistic capital of Tuscany. Florence remains high on many travelers' bucket lists, as it should. As the birthplace of the Renaissance, this beautiful area is home to legendary architecture and world famous artwork. As the capital of Italy's region of Tuscany, Florence is full of amazing …

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15 Things To Do In Sofia, Bulgaria

The best, budget-friendly activities in Bulgaria's capital. Sofia may not be at the top of many travelers' bucket lists, but it should be. As the second oldest capital city in Europe, Sofia has a rich history and a thriving sense of culture. As a relatively poor nation near the Balkans, Bulgaria is also incredibly cheap. So …

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2016 Reflections

All I’ve been hearing for the last month or so is how terrible 2016 was. Between international wars, humanitarian crises, shocking political events, deaths of pop culture icons, natural disasters, and disgusting displays of unnecessary violence, sometimes it seems like the tragedies will never end. One might actually believe that 2016 was “a year from …

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