Don’t Do it for the ‘Gram: Authenticity on Social Media

My Instagram is not ‘picture perfect’. I don’t follow a color scheme. There is no picture of me facing away from the camera and reaching my arm out as if I’m pulling you along. My Instagram is not an art gallery—but it is authentic. Why? Because I’ve come to learn that authenticity on social media matters […]

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Are there any “negative Nancy’s” in your life? You know, that person that complains about the wind being too windy or the traffic being too trafficky or the atrocious Starbuck’s order with 10 pumps of this and 2 squirts of that not tasting right. Maybe it’s your boss, maybe it’s your aunt that you only […]

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Don’t Be a Negative Nancy—Choose Your Words Wisely

They say travel changes you (“they” say a lot of things), and in this instance, they’re right. Travel humbles you. It grounds you. It shows you how big the world is, and how small you (and your problems) are. I learned this valuable lesson on my excursion from Thailand to Cambodia. I was ready and […]

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Be Humble, Sit Down, and Let Travel Change You

You’re not a car…but you burnout like one. You’re like Paul Walker, hitting the nitrous button on your life to get that extra push through the finish line. But once you make it through that, there’s another one ahead, and now you’re out of N20 and scramming to figure out how to beat burnout and win […]

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Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: How to Beat Burnout

Are you an art-loving, Instagram-posing, world-wanderer looking for a destination to fulfill your aesthetic adventures? If you answered yes to any of these descriptions, you’ve got to put seeing the Penang street art in Georgetown, Malaysia on your travel bucketlist. Georgetown is the capital city of Penang island, which belongs to the country of Malaysia. […]

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Penang Street Art: Hunting Down the Murals in Georgetown

Nothing can help you better understand cultural differences than actually experiencing the culture—and I had the opportunity to experience the raw, real Thai culture living as an expat in this country for one year.  Browsing around on Google, you can find a plethora of articles discussing the main cultural differences you will encounter when traveling in […]

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What Real Thai Culture is Like (from an Expat’s Perspective)

Sometimes in our lives, we get into situations that don’t feel “right”. This could be a job, a relationship, a relocation, or even something related to oneself. We don’t recognize it at first, but when we do, it’s important that we know when to move on and how to make that decision; know when to […]

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Know When to Let Go—Use Your Heart, Not Your Mind

Bali, one of the most desirable islands in Indonesia, is divided into 6 regions. The cities in South Bali (Ubud, Canggu, Seminyak, Uluwatu, and Kuta) are popular among most tourists. Uluwatu and Kuta are two cities in South Bali that are close to each other (30 minutes apart) and can be explored in a few […]

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Travel Guide for South Bali: Uluwatu & Kuta

Confidence and courage are the two guiding factors in making potent and lasting change in our lives. Change, although feared by some people, is something that should be sought after every single day. Because if you’re not changing, you’re not growing. And if you’re not growing, you’re not living. Everything that is alive in our […]

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Confidence and Courage: Choosing to Change Your Life