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I’ve been to 27 countries!

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Here's a cool website where you can map out countries or states you've visited: https://www.amcharts.com/visited_countries/. I've visited 27 countries so far!
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I’ve moved to England!

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I've moved to the southwest of England, to Exeter in Devon county to start a master's program in social psychology. I've wanted to study the intersection of politics and religion for a long time now. I'll be living with one of Mike's friends at first until he moves here in the new year. This is me on River Exe at the quay (pronounced "key") on...
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Driving into the Hurricane

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I was home for less than a week when I started hearing the hype about Hurricane Florence bearing down on the North Carolina Coast. A couple of good friends of mine live in the area projected […]
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The next Morning: Hurricane Florence

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Friday, September 14, 2018 Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Cat 3. My small team of three took the light of morning to find and secure a COC (Command Operations Center) for continued SAR […]
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Off the Beaten Path: Bahai Solano, Colombia

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I love experiencing places that are off the typical tourist trail so when a friend of mine asked “hey, want to spend a weekend in the middle of no-where in Colombia?” My answer was a […]
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THE LOFOTEN ISLANDS

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Far into Norway's untamed North lies the famed archipelago of Lofoten. Here, craggy mountains that resemble the back of some amphibious creature reach steeply into the sky as they twist and turn around the turquoise-y, blue waters of this rugged coastline. Linked by roads, bridges, and tunnels the islands are dotted with picturesque, colorful fishing villages, grazing sheep, the mercurial Northern Lights on clear winter...
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HIKING TROLLTUNGA

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A spectacular, and wildly popular Norwegian hiking destination, Trolltunga, literally "troll's tongue," is a sliver of rock that juts out 700 meters above Lake Ringedalsvatnet, affording panoramic views in all directions. The lake and surrounding cliffs were carved out by glaciers some 10,000 years ago. Although not for the faint of heart, the difficulty in this hike lies in the distance and less in the...
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T-5 Days & Counting!

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Holy crap you guys. So this year has FLOWN by, and somehow (I suspect time portals were involved) it’s already September, which means that as of my writing this, in just 5 days, Rule is going to be on shelves. (Side note: this also means Amazon is offering a pre-order discount for these next few days—32% off hardcover!) AHHHH. To say I’m freaking out is an understatement. My...
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Coping With Life after an EPIC Year of Travelling

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  Ok – so clearly I failed at writing blog posts during my year of traveling but I was truly living the life I always dreamed of and forgot…sorry not sorry? Honestly, the trip itself was amazing, but it’s the life I’m living now that’s more interesting. No one talks about this transition and how much it sucks! So here’s how I’m dealing: 1) Being...
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Travels with Trinity: The Vietnam village you’ve Never heard of Can Tho

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I love to explore the places that are off the typical Tourist traps, places that you may have never heard of. Villages like those in Northern Peru, where the locals are as interested in you […]
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