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The Inner Journey

We are all travelers in this journey called life. Where are you in your journey? In the calm, sandy beaches on the Caribbean or in the midst of chaos and frenzy of a crowded city? Either way, we must learn to fully appreciate where we are right here, right now…

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I’m Awesome. (And You Are, Too!)

Hi beautiful friends! This massive self-discovery travel adventure started when I first arrived on the magical island of Ibiza three years ago. It was my first time living and working abroad, my first time integrating into a new culture and way of life, and my first...

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Simplicity in the Yucatán

UAYMA This is Uayma, Mexico. In January 2018, I spent two weeks here on a meditation retreat.  The crowds and parties in Cancun were only three hours by car away, but this place was such a peaceful, simple pueblo where time seemed to stand...

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Authentic Peru: The Santa Cruz Trek

I gasp for oxygen in the thin air. Kneeling next to me, a fellow hiker from Italy, Andrea, passes me his homemade granola. I take some with gratitude, and we motivate each other to keep going. As I stand up, the world around me spins out of control. Altitude sickness...

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Baños: Ecuador’s Adventure Capital

We arrived in Baños with zero expectations, possibly the best way to discover a new place. We hopped off the old, worn out bus and walked through the streets with childlike wonder. Where are we??? I silently asked myself. The small town was centered in between lush...

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Monthly Recap: November on the Road

Greetings from yet another bus in South America! November has been full of movement. There have been countless adventures, big challenges, heartwarming connections, and the realization of some lifelong dreams. For those of you who haven’t been following the most...

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Exploring Small-Town Colombia: Salento

  We walked through Salento’s busy town square, stopping to talk with every Colombian in cowboy boots. We were determined to find a good deal for a day of horseback riding. Eventually, we made a deal with two teenagers who promised us a full day of horseback...

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Stairway to Heaven: La Piedra del Peñol

Colombia's Piedra del Peñol "The Best View in the World" Just outside of Medellín lies the legendary Piedra del Peñol, a massive granite rock with rewarding views of the surrounding lakes. With an entrance fee of 18,000 pesos, you can climb 740 steps to see what...

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