What's In My Backpack(s): Traveling Abroad for Nine Months

What's In My Backpack(s): Traveling Abroad for Nine Months

Ah the joys of packing for a week-long vacation, five-day work trip, month-long holiday, or something else. You think you need that extra shirt, swimsuit, pair of shoes, or stick of deodorant that's just going to take up a bit more room in your suitcase? Think again!

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My Five Favorite Locations in Europe

My Five Favorite Locations in Europe

Now that my time in Europe has come to a close, 3.5 weeks after I had planned and many more countries then I thought possible, I want to share my favorite places from the 14 different countries I visited. Obviously, this is by no means an exhaustive list, but for my three months on this continent, I can safely say I've seen roughly half of it now (visited a few other countries on previous trips). There are certainly places I didn't get to see and I will absolutely be coming back to in the future to try and knock the other 50% of this continent off my list. I also didn't see everything there is to see in each country I visited, so spare me some of the harsh criticism about what I didn't see and enjoy the places I did see and where I'd recommend. 

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North American Road Trip By The Numbers

North American Road Trip By The Numbers

After a week at home, I've finally been able to process some of the stats from my trip across North America. I've done one road trip before driving from Chicago to Los Angeles, but never something this extensive or widespread. After nine weeks of driving, flying, and exploring this place many of us get to call home, I can honestly this place is amazing. From coast to coast, there is something for everyone: beaches, forests, mountains, deserts, and more. The opportunities for exploration and discovery are endless. If you haven't already, get out and explore it. North America is a special place. 

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