A not-so-sleepy beach town, Tamarindo is located in Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. The 1994 documentary The Endless Summer II put this small town on the map for surfers, and now both tourists and wave-seekers alike flock to the now nicknamed “Tamagringo” for their own taste of Pura Vida. I am no exception. It was easy…

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Long layovers can occasionally be a total drag – but they certainly don’t have to be! While en route to Kenya, I purposefully booked a flight that left me eight hours in Amsterdam so that I could get a glimpse of the city between flights. It’s not uncommon to have layovers like this at Schiphol…

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Soft sandy beaches, clear blue waters with skies to match, tiny little pigs pedaling through the waves…wait, what? Pigs at the beach? Yes that’s right! All the swine-y cuteness you could ever want is located at Pig Beach on the islands of The Exumas in the Bahamas. If you’re anything like me, the surprising site…

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    I cancelled a trip to Costa Rica on a Monday, and decided to fly to Israel on Wednesday. With such little time to plan ahead I was essentially winging it, except for one thing that I knew I wanted to see: Petra. Located near Israel in the Jordanian desert, Petra is a city that…

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It’s easy to see why Thailand has become one of the world’s most popular backpacking destinations. Whether you prefer the lively city of Bangkok, hiking mountains in Chiang Mai, or soaking up the sun in the Andaman Sea, there is something for every type of traveler. There are endless things to do in Thailand, and…

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