The Explorer

Downtown Sydney and Waterfront

City Guide: Sydney

Recognized globally for its kangaroos and koalas, Vegemite, Opera House, Aborigines and golden beaches, to name a few, Australia is a continent that boasts a multitude of things to do,…


Tips For Traveling On A Budget

While living on a Mediterranean island has its own perks, it can also get a little stifling. Believe it or not, even an excess of sun-drenched days and sparkling blue…

Our little hut at Evening Rain Farm (2)

WWOOF-ing It

WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) is an organization which connects volunteers with farm hosts around the world. The host typically provides food and accommodations in exchange for four…

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Why We Travel

There are things in life that are absolute chance (like what color you’ll land on in Monopoly and how many times in a row you’ll flip a coin to heads),…


Take A Spring Break

Everyone looks forward to spring break, and rightfully so. With temperatures slowly rising, spring is the time to invite the ones you love to help welcome the lengthening of days…

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Vacationing In The Off Season

Whenever it’s time to take a vacation we describe it as slowing things down, taking time off, getting some R&R and clearing our minds. Yet, in the summer we ship…

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City Guide: Florence

Florence has been guide-booked more times than most, yet there still seems to be an ever evolving list of medieval shops and centuries old craftsmen to see. Perhaps that’s the…


Five Things Ireland Taught Me

1. Patiently, hopefully, work toward your dreams. As a young girl I dreamt of Ireland. My grandfather taught us traditional Irish songs, and constantly had them playing at his home….


City Guide: Seattle

Nestled along the shoreline between Lake Washington and Puget Sound, Seattle is both home and on the travel bucket list of many an individual. Fisherman, coffee fanatic, art enthusiast, rain…


Living Abroad For All It’s Worth

Living abroad can be incredibly rewarding, but let’s be honest, it also comes with its sacrifices. Although we make many new friends, learn to trust strangers and speak new languages,…

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Making The Move

When considering a move, it’s sometimes difficult to foresee it as the next step in our story. Not until we’re knee deep in a new way of life are we…