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San Francisco, CA, USA

January 14, 2019

One big reason I chose Peru for my first international trip was because at the time my friend was living there teaching English to a Peruvian family and living with her Peruvian boyfriend. How exotic sounding, right? To have friends that have enough balls to leave all...

December 31, 2018

1. Book your flight 4-6 months in advance for international travel and 4-8 weeks in advance for domestic travel.

2. If you are a frequent traveler, you may have status or points with certain flight or hotel brands. You should always sign up for this free frequent trave...

December 24, 2018

As we head into the Holidays and I sit here in Skien, Norway where my great grandmother Berget grew up, I reflect on what Norwegian characteristics I notice within myself and my family. We are very stubborn. We don’t like to admit when we are wrong or give credit to ot...

December 10, 2018

1. Dress appropriately for the country and climate you are visiting. Don’t draw attention to yourself.  Try to blend in with the locals. Minimize jewelry and flashy items.


2. Study Google maps to familiarize yourself with the destination and the area around your accomm...

April 2, 2018

Does this sound strange to you? Why? I find myself talking to more strangers while traveling, but why am I missing out on this when I am home? We naturally learn from one another. I enjoy my conversations with people from all over the world while sitting on a plane, tr...

January 30, 2018

Krewe – New Orleans inspired designer eyewear

I found this gem of a brand while visiting Austin, Texas last Memorial Weekend. They had a pop-up shop inside of a trailer stationed in South Congress neighborhood. South Congress has so many fabulous shops and restaurants t...

January 1, 2018

"New Year, New Me" has now been replaced with "New Year, New Travels".

Last year I flew over 100,000 miles to reach 6 countries while maintaining a full time job. When you are a traveler, people tend to think you have a lot of money. Well my friends, that is not the cas...

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