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Assateague Island: A Weird and Wild Place

Wild Assateague Island! There is an island on the East Coast of the United States that is hard to define. The island itself is a bit of a shape-shifter: a lighthouse that once stood proudly on the coastline guiding mariners, now stands, no-less-proudly, five miles...

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Liebster Award 2016

Oh, hey! My first blog nod! TravelExperia has nominated me for a Liebster Award… and as a super new blogger, I’ll take any kind of award I can get. 😀 Here are the questions they asked: Who or what inspired you to travel? When I...

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BACK Working at the Circus

As of yesterday, I have made my way to Orange County and settled in with a most-generous relative and as of today, January 28th, I am officially working at the circus again. Instead of working in the box office like before, I’ll be working in one...

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Wine Tasting in Ensenada

Another day, another dolla’! And by dolla’ I clearly mean “city.” Another day, another city to explore. In this case, it’s even a different country. Welcome to Ensenada, México! Home of delicious wine. I don’t know about you, but before a dear friend of mine...

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Slab City: the Last Free Place On Earth

150 miles northeast of San Diego, situated just east of the Salton Sea, lies Slab City. Slab City gets its name from the concrete slabs that remain, an afterthought of the World War II Marine barracks that once dotted the landscape. Since the first migration...

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Photos of Slab City, California

Words are probably insufficient to adequately describe the wonder known as the “Last Free Place on Earth,” so here are some photos of Slab City, California. For a bit of the history and my personal experience at the Slabs, you can check out this link: Slab...

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Adventures in Sedona, Arizona

I’d been meaning to do a weekend trip up to Sedona, Arizona for the entire two months I was in the Phoenix area, but THIS HAPPENED, so Sedona didn’t happen. So, even though it added extra drive time and I’ve totally back tracked at this...

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Hot Air in Lake Havasu II

Day two of the festival proved to be better than day one. And not because I was less tired. Cause, man, when that alarm went off, I wanted to kill someone. Or die. Or both. I was not ready for the day. But alas, the...

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Hot Air Balloons in Lake Havasu

I’m super excited on the inside, but man my body is tired right now. Yesterday was my last day at work for the holiday season, and I have so many adventures planned for this week. So this morning I packed everything into my car super early,...

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Accidentally Homeless

I’m accidentally homeless as of this week. Oops! I thought I knew when my last day of work was and I wasn’t terribly satisfied with my living situation, so I moved out. Okay, “Not terribly satisfied” is an understatement. I really didn’t like the lady...