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Volunteer Tourism: Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica

As mentioned in my article Destinations on a Dime: Costa Rica, I was fortunate enough to spend a few weeks backpacking across Costa Rica and volunteering with a Turtle Conservation Project with IVHQ. For those of you who don't know, there are four types of sea turtles in Costa Rica: Leatherbacks, Greens, Olive Ridley and… Continue reading Volunteer Tourism: Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica

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Volunteer Tourism: 10 Reasons to Visit Burm and Emily’s Elephant Sanctuary

BEES Sanctuary was founded in 2011 with the goal of helping elephants who have been working in tourism or logging industries their entire lives finally retire and just be elephants. Check out these 10 reasons to visit Burm and Emily's Elephant Sanctuary!

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Destinations on a Dime: Bonaire

The first time I ever left the country was to visit Bonaire. I remember standing in line at the town hall in my hometown, waiting to get my photo taken for my first passport. Who knew it would spark such a strong desire in me to see the world and be  immersed in different cultures.… Continue reading Destinations on a Dime: Bonaire

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Destinations on a Dime: Iceland

Iceland is one of the most beautiful places I’ve seen in my life. The natural phenomenons that occur there; in landscape, weather, and overall nature is purely astounding. My trip to Iceland was planned on a whim with the sole intention of checking ‘see the northern lights’ off my bucket list, but it gave me… Continue reading Destinations on a Dime: Iceland

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Why all Women should Travel Alone at least Once in their Lives

When I told my boyfriend Austin I was going to branch off my Paris trip and take the train to Amsterdam and Brussels by myself to explore, he was not surprised. He was a little wary, but mostly happy that I would get to see parts of the world I've never seen before. In past… Continue reading Why all Women should Travel Alone at least Once in their Lives

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Destinations on a Dime: Costa Rica

As the first country I traveled to alone, Costa Rica has a very special place in my heart. I chose it for the turtle conservation program, but did not realize how much more I would get out of my visit. Here is where I backpacked and what I did, tips for keeping cost down, and… Continue reading Destinations on a Dime: Costa Rica