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Zion National Park: Spectacular, A True Highlight!

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   WHEN DID WE GO: August 10-11, 2017WHY DID WE GO: USA Road Trip - en route to Yellowstone from Bryce CanyonHOW LONG WERE WE THERE: All damn day! I could've spent longer there!WHERE DID WE STAY: Hurricane/St. George KOA We got an early start as we left our Bryce Canyon KOA and drove west to Zion. It wasn't that long of a drive, but we knew that if...
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Two Week Countdown AKA Oh Is This Happening?

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Fourteen days left in the USA. Fourteen days left to get last minute items, figure out my phone situation (yep I should have already done that), say my last goodbyes, notify my credit card companies, write this blog post...And it's still not really hitting me. The countdown number gets smaller and I just keep chilling like "hey living with Mom and Dad for a couple...
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Packing for Remote Year: Part Two

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As promised, I have compiled my complete packing list for Remote Year. I have now packed for RY four times--and counting--as I continue to doubt myself, take things out, put them back in, reorganize, fold everything, roll everything and lie to myself about how much I am actually bringing.Fueling my internal fury is the harsh reality that this ongoing process has a hard stop.  I...
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Why Does This Blog Exist?

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I've never thought of myself as someone who would blog. Leave the writing to journalists and post on Facebook or Twitter to get your thoughts out...or just keep a journal... or just... talk to people?But I couldn't put in words how much I have relied on the blogs, vlogs and stories of Remote Year participants and other long-term travelers while preparing for this experience I'm...
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So this is a thing? Museum of Ice Cream edition

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If you haven’t heard of the Museum of Ice Cream then you’re probably not a female millennial that lives in either NYC, LA or SF who enjoys over-hyped trends. And if you’re not any of the above, then you’re in for a photographic treat below because, let’s be honest, getting a few good insta pics is really the true purpose of this whimsical pop-up museum....
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Bryce Canyon: An Underappreciated Gem of a Place

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   WHEN DID WE GO: August 9-10, 2017WHY DID WE GO: USA Road Trip - en route to Zion National ParkHOW LONG WERE WE THERE: 3 hoursWHERE WE STAYED: Bryce Valley/Cannonville KOAAs we left Grand Canyon, we had two choices. Drive to Zion and spend the afternoon or drive to Bryce. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to talk to my dad before we made this part of our...
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I should be good at this by now.

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Saying goodbye. Packing. Moving across the country. Getting rid of all my stuff. Unpacking. Buying all new stuff. Finding an apartment. Finding a new job. Making new friends. You get the point. Since I left home for college over 13 years ago, I have lived in 5 major metro areas, 8 cities, 12 apartments and have moved across the country 5 times. Trust me, I’m...
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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck – Summary

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WORK IN PROGRESS - Remaining chapters will be added soon 5. You Are Always Choosing We individually are responsible for everything in our lives Often the only difference between a problem being painful or being powerful is a sense that we chose it, and that we are responsible for it. We don’t always control what happens to us but we always control how we interpret...
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Grand Canyon: Massive & Amazing, But Worth the Hype?

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   WHEN DID WE GO: August 7-9, 2017WHY DID WE GO: USA Road Trip - en route to Bryce Canyon HOW LONG WERE WE THERE: 2 nightsWHERE DID WE STAY: Holiday Inn Express in the Grand Canyon Village (I don't recommend this hotel!) & the Mather CampgroundI'm just going to come right out and say it. I was underwhelmed by the Grand Canyon.Trust me, if you're reading that going...
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Things to do at work besides…

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For those looking for a little humor in the midst of all the sexual assault scandals  
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