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Business Travel Essentials

Whether you have to travel to a conference, trade show, or business meeting, chances are you know how exhausting it can be to travel for work. Below are a few tips on how to make these trips easier. 1. Devices a. Bring only what you need to. For example, you might be able to bring only your [...]

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This is What Being Alive Is: A Journey to the Top of Mount Kilimanjaro (Part 4)

This is part 4 of Suzanne’s journey to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in support of the American Foundation for Children with AIDs. To read the rest of the series, click here. Day 4 begins. If I recall, my hair was getting dirty enough that it was eternally tangled. Each morning, my ritual now not only consisted of [...]

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Wilderness, Peace and Being American

The national parks have been touted as America’s best idea and obviously I agree. National parks and public lands as a whole bring more value than sanctuary for wildlife, they offer sanctuary for us, the curious, hopeful, tired, or any other adjective that you’re currently feeling. When the Wilderness Act of 1965 was passed, the [...]

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Traveling Through the Andes Mountains

Santiago de Chile is about 20 hours away by bus from Buenos Aires, but thankfully in Latin America bus companies provide several options besides just a regular coach bus seat. Many offer options called ´semi-cama´ (semi-bed) or ´cama suite´ (bed suite) which basically means that your chair will bend almost 90 degrees so that you can sleep comfortably (especially [...]

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What to See and Do in Kyoto

Kyoto is a beautiful city in Japan with an ancient past. If you appreciate seeing firsthand how the foundations of a culture were laid as well as centuries-old architecture, you can’t miss it. Probably the easiest and most cost-effective way to get to Kyoto from Tokyo is to take the Shinkansen (high speed train). Along the way, you’ll be rewarded [...]

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Visiting North Carolina's DuPont State Forest

The DuPont State Forest is a great system of trails for hikers, swimmers, bird watchers, bikers, and more. It’s about an hour’s drive from Asheville, North Carolina, and a lot of the terrain is rocky so I can’t stress enough that you’ll want good shoes. There are several waterfalls in the area, all of which are [...]

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Beach Camping in La Push

On my last trip to Seattle, my friend and I took a trip to La Push on the coast. Nerd alert: it was because it looked pretty in Twilight. We arrived with a couple sleeping bags and a tent and some food, but no plans of where we would sleep that night. As we were driving, we stumbled [...]

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Like Being on Mars: A Journey to the Top of Mount Kilimanjaro (Part 3)

This is part 3 of Suzanne’s journey to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in support of the American Foundation for Children with AIDs. To read the rest of the series, click here. Later, we got to finally meet our crew. Our crew, who carries our mobile city so cheerfully, who greets us as we walk into camp with [...]

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How to Find Your New Favorite Outdoor Place

No one likes to play favorites when speaking on things we’re passionate about – like friends, for example. It’d be rude to announce a party but only tell certain folks they’re invited because they’re your favorite. So when speaking about my favorite expeditions, I find it tough to say I have certain adoration for particular areas when they all [...]

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