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Girl’s trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

I’m back from Thanksgiving weekend in Puerto Vallarta! Anna, Sarah and I booked this trip since we each couldn’t go home for Thanksgiving (we’re all from the east coast and flights were $$$), but we miraculously found cheap flights to Mexico, and so we packed our bags and I met them straight from my Guatemala… Continue reading Girl’s trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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Guatemala days 3-5: Hippie vibes and restoration in Lake Atitlan

After a very active and busy first few days in Guatemala, the second part of my trip was spent relaxing in gorgeous Lake Atitlan. There are several towns surrounding the lake, and I chose to stay in San Marcos since it’s known for its hippie community, gorgeous surrounding nature, and relaxing vibes over more popular… Continue reading Guatemala days 3-5: Hippie vibes and restoration in Lake Atitlan

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Guatemala days 1-2: Exploring colorful Antigua + epic hike up Acatenango Volcano

My Guatemala solo trip was a short but very sweet one. The trip was basically divided into two parts: a very active portion and then relaxing and restorative portion. The first two days were on the active side so let’s dive right in to that. Day 1: Exploring Antigua + reconnecting with Jared I took… Continue reading Guatemala days 1-2: Exploring colorful Antigua + epic hike up Acatenango Volcano

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Life and reflection after Colombia

It’s been a week since my trip, and I have about a million thoughts to share. I’ve been keeping in touch with my backpacking friends from Colombia all week, sharing pictures and hearing about each other’s continued travels or life back home…it’s beyond heartwarming to know that our world is getting smaller, and I love… Continue reading Life and reflection after Colombia

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Colombia days 10-12: coffee, hiking & horses in Salento + can’t believe I made it

My last few days in Colombia were spent relaxing in a little town called Salento, in the heart of Colombia’s coffee triangle. Like Medellin, Salento was also not originally on my itinerary, but since I was already in the area and I am a huge coffee nerd, I couldn’t say no to visiting. And so,… Continue reading Colombia days 10-12: coffee, hiking & horses in Salento + can’t believe I made it

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Colombia days 7-9: deep appreciation in Medellin + paragliding!

These past 3 days I spent in Medellin, one of Colombia’s most popular cities due to its reputation for a violent history of cocaine trafficking. The city has gone through a lot of changes and today it’s one of the most beautiful cities in the world, in my opinion :). As you may know from… Continue reading Colombia days 7-9: deep appreciation in Medellin + paragliding!

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Colombia days 3-6: dream come true in the Amazon + spontaneous detour

I’m back from 3 amazing days in the Amazon Rainforest! This trip was hands down the most I’ve ever roughed it, but it was one of the best experiences of my life. I’ve dreamed of going to the Amazon since I was little, so the whole experience was truly a dream come true. Day 3:… Continue reading Colombia days 3-6: dream come true in the Amazon + spontaneous detour