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If Your Brain’s a Tangled Mess, Read This

The snooze is real, like too real.  I seem to be hitting that button more and more these days, and I’m counting down the hours until Thanksgiving break, maybe even minutes.  Life has felt like 25/7 lately, and I know I’m not the only one feeling stress of the pre-holiday rush to get everything done. … Continue reading If Your Brain’s a Tangled Mess, Read This

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4 Things to Do in Scotland for the Artsy, Outdoorsy Traveler

Strolling around a castle and exploring the town where Prince Will met Kate aren't out of the question.  Grace Huguelet did both of these and more.  She's spending her a semester abroad in France and took a trip to Scotland.  She shares some of her favorites from her time in Edinburgh and beyond.  (And if… Continue reading 4 Things to Do in Scotland for the Artsy, Outdoorsy Traveler

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The revised & redesigned 40 Ways to Travel Better

About a year ago, I published my first book, 40 Ways to Travel Better.  Publishing a book is both exhausting and exhilarating.  For the past several months, I've been hard at work revising, updating and redesigning.  I teamed up with graphic designer, Catherine Reifschneider, and I'm obsessed with her redesign. Here's a bit about the… Continue reading The revised & redesigned 40 Ways to Travel Better

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Travel Needn’t Be So Posh

Cramped on a blanket in the park on a Sunday afternoon, we sat discussing French while eating croissants and gourmet cheese.  It’d been a gloomy day, and I really didn’t feel like driving all the way downtown for this French honor society rendez-vous.  But I’m so glad I did. Even though our little group spans… Continue reading Travel Needn’t Be So Posh

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Around the World in 9 Months: Abby Heskett on the World Race Gap Year

You turn the tassel, pick up the diploma and shake the principal’s hand.  And then you move on with your life; you go to college or get a job.  But Abby Heskett didn’t take the traditional route after high school graduation.  Traveling to Cambodia, Honduras, Guatemala and Ethiopia, she embarked upon the World Race Gap… Continue reading Around the World in 9 Months: Abby Heskett on the World Race Gap Year

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Why I Switched From Amazon Publishing to Blurb

I'm ambitious, honestly maybe too ambitious at times.  I've always had an interest in writing, journaling and creating.  (In the sixth grade, I made my own newsletter for the boy band fan club I created.)  And that desire has only intensified as I've taken classes and matured as a person.  In 2014 I started my… Continue reading Why I Switched From Amazon Publishing to Blurb

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11 Travel Movies to Inspire Your Next Adventure

I’m living in the restless in-between, when adventures and new places feel both distant in the past and far-off in the future. While nothing cures that melancholy like booking a flight, the next best thing to satisfy that wanderlust craving is to queue up a series of travel-themed movies. While your wallet and commitments demand… Continue reading 11 Travel Movies to Inspire Your Next Adventure