How To Plan for Hawaii on a Budget

Here are some tips on planning a trip to one of our most beautiful states: Hawaii. - Tony Sailboats silhouetted in a Waikiki sunset. (Photo by: gavdana) But that doesn’t mean a budget traveler cannot afford the tropics. In fact,…

Planning for an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike

Thinking about thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail–that 2,174-mile footpath between Springer Mountain, Georgia, and Maine’s Mt. Katahdin? Great! I highly recommend the journey, which was one of the most soul-satisfying, difficult, wonderful, uncomfortable, inspiring, tiring, exhilarating, challenging, and fun experiences of…

Tuesdays with Laura: Paris

I am a solo traveler. I am also the kind of traveler that does not plan, does not book hotels ahead of time, and does not have a set itinerary. I am in Paris now traveling for the first time…

Character Building

Remember my post about a couple of weeks ago about the most fabulous run I had that day? How my body and mind just felt so fluid and strong? Yeah, today wasn't one of those days. Today's 12 miler was…
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