On Being Prepared for Anything

This is, primarily, a travel blog. However, I do occasionally like to delve into slightly different topics that I think are interesting or useful to know. We all love traveling for leisure, adventure, and fun…but what happens if we find ourselves suddenly in a situation where we need to travel unexpectedly? I’m talking about emergency situations, here.

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What Kids Can Learn from Traveling That They Can’t Learn in the Classroom

I’m excited to announce a contribution from freelance writer and mother of two, Jenny Holt. She loves nothing more than getting away from it and taking her pet Labrador Bruce for long walks, something she can do a lot more now she’s left the corporate world behind. She has written a post for us today about the benefits of traveling with your children. I hope you enjoy her article!

Stuck in a Rut? Travel!

Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in a rut? I know I do. Sometimes, the routine of doing the same things day after day, driving to the same places, sitting at the same desk, eating at the same restaurants, and going out to the same places starts to get to me. It’s almost like a case of cabin fever, except the cabin isn’t just my home but the entire city. I get to a point where I need to get out and explore. I need to do something, anything, that’s out of my routine. It starts to ache I yearn for it so badly.

Epic Hikes in the American West!

I love hiking. The more exciting and adventurous the trail, the more I love it. Since I’ve spent the entirety of my life up to this point living in the American West, I’ve of course explored a lot of trails and researched even more that I would like to do at some point. If you’re going to be in the American West and love hiking, you might want to check out some of these epic hikes.

Genius Packing Tips Found on Pinterest

If you guys aren’t using Pinterest yet, you really should be. It’s a place where people from all over the world come together and share fun ideas, beautiful photos, great tips, and wonderful recipes (and more). There’s nothing I love more than getting sucked into a Pinterest browsing rabbit hole for a couple of hours. However, today we’re going to talk about some awesome packing tips I found on Pinterest that I just had to share with all of you.

Check out L.A.’s Laid Back South Bay!

I might live in San Diego, but I grew up an L.A. kid. Once an Angelino, always an Angelino. I love L.A. like only a local can. That big amazing city is full of anything and everything you could possibly want in life, and plenty of things you don’t want. It’s a city of extremes. It’s big. It’s loud. It’s both beautiful and ugly at the same time. It’s full of traffic, but it’s also full of delights.

Yes, it’s safe to travel to the United States

I’ve heard people from other countries say that they are afraid to travel to the U.S. for a myriad of reasons. One reason is that they are afraid they may not get in (fair enough, our visa policies can be tough and I apologize for that even though I have no control over it personally). However, many others have expressed concern over things like gun violence, terrorism, or just a general feeling of unwelcome from Americans. These are the fears I am here to dispel.