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How Has Travel Changed You? image

Think back to that first trip that really changed you… For me it was South Africa & Swaziland in 2013. Imagine this Imagine waking up at 5am to the sounds of wildlife and having no idea what it is. Once you realize it’s not a dream you jump out of bed and peek through the window, hoping to catch a glimpse of anything moving. You grab the camera and quietly open the door, trying to not scare anything that might be roaming nearby. And there you see antelope wandering around in herds and monkey running along the gravel path while giraffe and zebra roam freely, coming within feet of the rondavel. You stand there in awe, taking it all in and ...

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What to Do: Gauteng province, South Africa image

Catching up 2015 has been full of travel, moving and more travel, resulting in falling behind on posts. I’ll be catching up, posting 1-2 times a week now. Not only will it be great to relive it myself, but I can’t wait to share all the amazing adventures with you. In doing so, hopefully it inspires YOU to go travel and explore this big, beautiful world + in the process, perhaps it will make you consider destinations you hadn’t thought about. New series There are currently two blog series: Thursday Thoughts, which encourages you to share your thoughts, and At a Glance, which shares highlights + an overview after a trip. I’m excited to introduce the next series: What to Do, ...

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September Reflecting image

9.11 First off… as this beautiful day begins, today is different. It marks the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the USA. I remember this day 14 years ago well, sitting in english class in middle school. There was a somber feel and erie silence that spread around the building. The evening was spent watching the horrible footage and updates from the day. So many powerful and heartbreaking images. My thoughts are with the families and friends of those who died, as well as with the many survivors, volunteers and first responders. Remember You never know what each new day has in store. People aboard the flights had bags packed they would not live to open. People left for work thinking ...

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At a Glance: Month Overseas image

So what happened? In February I left on the first big trip of 2015 + one month full of unforgettable travel, although it feels like I was gone a year… 3 continents, 3 islands, 5 countries, 13 cities, 5 flights, 4 airlines, 2 train rides, 1 cruise, many bus tours/transfers, thousands of pictures and countless memories! So grateful for this AMAZING adventure with my mom! Image below: Flying over the Alps (New York City > Milan, Italy) was truly beautiful! Morocco Casablanca + Rabat + Meknes + Fes + Sahara Desert, Merzouga + Ouarzazate + Marrakech + Essaouira This trip all started with a ASTA travel agent conference in Marrakech. My mom was able to invite one guest, and lucky ...

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