Try a Solo Trip

Try a Solo Trip

“At first you feel awkward…then after a while you just begin to live.” At 24, I’ve traveled alone twice journeying to Mexico and — most recently — Cuba. Traveling alone means that in the most practical ways, you don’t have the luxury of...
What Birthday Trip Would You Take?

What Birthday Trip Would You Take?

She chose the Greek Islands full of sun, sights, and stairs Whenever a sibling in the Mikan family turns 40, they get to choose a destination for an epic birthday bash. They’ve celebrated birthdays in Costa Rica, London, and Vegas. This past August it was Sondra’s...
Travel to New Zealand

Travel to New Zealand

Katie and Jake stand on Roy’s Peak Pike in New Zealand. Katie McBroom’s experience in New Zealand can be summarized through a single story. Ten days into her epic outdoor adventure with her husband Jake, they decided to embark on a hike through the Tongariro...
California is a Big State!

California is a Big State!

Last year, my family left the continent for a vacation in the Scottish Highlands, so this year I wanted to do something that was simple, less expensive, and stateside. We decided on a two-week trek through California.  Pretty much the whole state.  Turns out it’s a...
Don’t Wait On Others… Discover Key West

Don’t Wait On Others… Discover Key West

An ocean view of a sailboat, seen from Sunset Pier. Jennifer Harned was tired of waiting on her friends’ busy schedules to travel. The girl needed a beach and she needed it now. So, 12 years ago, Jenn made a decision that changed her life: She wasn’t going to wait on...