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19 Things I Learned From 10 Years Blogging

Back in January 2008, I’d just returned from my trip around the world. I was broke and got a temp job at a hospital. My job was to sit there, answer phones, open the mail, and just generally …

Visiting Salisbury: Home of Stonehenge

A stunning hour-and-a-half train ride through the English countryside from London takes you to Salisbury, home of the famous Stonehenge as well as the Magna Carta. It’s an easy day trip, but …

The Saturday City: Chicago

I first visited Chicago at the end of my U.S. road trip in 2006. I spent three days there before leaving to explore the rest of the world. I’d always heard a lot about Chicago and was excited…

The Saturday City: Caye Caulker, Belize

Set off the coast of Belize, Caye Caulker is paradise. It’s small, it’s beautiful, it’s youthful. Everyone here is friendly, and no one moves quickly. There are no cars, only litt…

Perfect Paia: The Surfer Town Soul of Maui

If my recent Maui coverage has made anything clear, it’s this: I’m an East Maui kind of girl. And if there’s one town that I personally consider the soul of the island, it’s…

Hostel Crush: Aloha Surf Hostel

A hostel, in Hawaii? I know, it might seem crazy at first for an island more famous for its five star resorts and luxury condos. But if my four day camping trip around the Hana Highway taught us an…

Our Guides Take On the Everest Marathon

Already heard about Mel and Elder’s Everest Marathon challenge and want to donate?Our guides are pretty amazing people. They’re understanding, adaptable, enthusiastic, hilarious, superh…