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Base of Cathedral Rock vortexes

A Spiritual Quest to Find Vortexes in Sedona

My boyfriend and I visited Sedona, Arizona over the Valentine’s Day/Presidents’ Day long weekend in February. Sedona has been on my bucket list for some time now so I was excited to finally visit! It’s roughly a 2-hour drive north of Phoenix. It was our last trip right before corona put...

Coastline view from top of Cape Kiwanda Sand Dune, Oregon - Oregon Coast Road Trip

Oregon Coast Road Trip Guide: 3 Days of Nature

An Oregon Coast road trip is perfect for a long weekend getaway! The coastline is full of stunning viewpoints, nature, and trails. As with any road trip, it’s hard to do everything so here are my highlights. If you have more time, you can stretch it out to spend more time at each...

panuchos - Yucatan food

Yucatan Food: 14 Delicious Dishes You Cannot Miss in Mexico

There’s so much more to Mexican food than just tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and fajitas! Yucatan food is extremely unique. Mexico is similar to the US or any other country as a matter of fact, where different regions, states, or areas may have their own distinct dishes and flavors. For...

Spray painting graffiti of my tattoo (sun and flowers) in Melbourne, Australia

What I Learned as a Graffiti Artist for a Day

I never thought I would ever one day be spray painting graffiti. Unless one was a legit street artist at the level of Banksy, I always thought graffiti was done by general ne’er-do-wells or teenagers looking for kicks. However as I walked the streets of Melbourne, I marveled at the...

My full Trinidad Carnival costume from Rogue

The Ultimate Guide to Trinidad Carnival as a Tourist

It’s that happy time of the year – Carnival! I’m suffering from a bad case of Carnival tabanca right now after seeing all the posts and pictures from this year’s Trinidad Carnival. Tabanca is Trinidadian (or Trini) slang that refers to a strong heartache and longing for anything you...

Kelingking Beach, Nusa Penida, Indonesia

10 Places to Inspire a Visit to Nusa Penida

If you enjoy jaw-dropping coastal cliff views, beaches, or snorkeling, then you need to visit Nusa Penida in Indonesia. Nusa Penida is the largest island of the 3 islands neighboring Bali. Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan are the other two islands. Most people go to Nusa Lembongan for...

Gunung Kawi temple with shrines in Bali, Indonesia

15 Incredible Temples to Explore in Bali

Bali is known as the Island of the Gods or Island of a Thousand Temples. It’s easy to see why since there’s a temple (pura in Indonesian) everywhere you look. A temple could be as simple as a shrine in a family housing compound. Once you step onto the island, it’s hard to ignore the...

Adult male Komodo dragon, Komodo National Park, Indonesia

Where to Find Wild Komodo Dragons in Real Life

Have you heard of the famous (or infamous…) Komodo Dragon? Komodo dragons are the largest lizards on the planet. These prehistoric beasts are badass mofos that you do not want to mess around with BUT there is an opportunity to see them in real life in Indonesia. You can briefly pretend to...

Sunset view from klotok river boat

The Best Way to See Wild Orangutans in Borneo, Indonesia

Imagine yourself sitting on the open air deck of a boat with the engine puttering as the boat drifts down a river with the rainforest jungle on both sides. Bright lush greenery as far as the eye can see with palm trees growing straight out of the water. There’s no phone service so no...