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Share The Love – 6 Youtubers I’m Watching

As a freelance writer and blogger, much of my personal and professional life involves social media. Whether or not you have a digital career like I do, social media probably plays some kind of role in your life. Like it’s own search engine, a lot of what we learn about each other, news and brands comes from social platforms. Spaces like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Youtube can be a place of support and inspiration, or shame and fear. Thank God there are people like these,…

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Travel Diary – Making Connections

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Try New Things: Earlier this year I traveled to San Pancho. This was my 1st visit to Mexico & I was surprised by how many friends hadn’t experienced Mexico outside of “all-inclusive” resorts. For us, the jungle…

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Real Talk – Who Am I?

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Who am I? If someone asked you to answer this question about yourself, what would you say? This used to be difficult for me to answer. I thought there had to be a clear adjective…

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OPTIMISM | One Positive Thought

Now and then we come across extraordinary people. Truly, everyone is extraordinary, but very few have the courage to embrace their passion like Joany Yi. I met Joany at Go Blog Social in Des Moines and became immediately drawn to…

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Real Talk – Why Limit Yourself?

First, let me say that I understand the importance of staying true to your brand; this post is both about and not about branding. I think many bloggers or freelance writers find themselves pigeonholed by a particular topic or industry, but lately I…


Let’s Go To Portland, Oregon

If you’re one of the millions of people who love Instagram, you have likely gawked over the breathtaking images that come out of Portland, Oregon. Any avid traveler, photographer or outdoorsy type should understand why i’ve always wanted to visit. To…


Escape to Europe – Eurostar Train

Earlier this year I had a life changing travel experience. London and Paris were filled with pinch-me moments, for sure, but one memory I can’t shake is the Eurostar Train… We boarded in London at St. Pancras – I highly recommend arriving early…

Tailwind Jungle Lodge - San Pancho, Puerto Vallarta Mexico
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Checking In – Tailwind Jungle Lodge

Have you ever considered ecotourism, aka eco-travel, aka green-travel, aka traveling like a hippie? Eco-travel has become a trendy new way to approach all angles of the jet-setting experience, but many cut the cord when it comes to their accommodations.…