New Year, New Goals: 2018 A Year In Travel


I don’t know about you but I’m more than happy to be done with the dumpster fire of 2017. It was a trying year personally, one ripe with opportunity for personal growth but also challenges that tested my fortitude. Couple that with the societal challenges we face as a country and 2017 was uniquely perplexing. … Continue reading New Year, New Goals: 2018 A Year In Travel

5 Ways To Live In The Present While You Travel


Wanderlust: meaning “A strong desire to travel.” This term has been thrown around a lot the last couple of years. Something that has become more and more embraced as a way of life in recent years. Many young people, young professionals, and those in transitional periods in their lives are putting off having that fancy … Continue reading 5 Ways To Live In The Present While You Travel

Let’s Talk About Coming Home


You’ve taken the leap and embarked on a journey into the unknown. You’ve left home and traveled to some far off destination and in the process have had amazing experiences, learned so much about yourself and the world you live in, and you have come home changed. You’ve come home brimming with excitement and with … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Coming Home

Mistakes I Have Made Have Helped Me Grow


By Kolena Allen Growing up I never had a big interest in traveling, but as I got older something told me there was a larger world out there, something amazing beyond the confines of my comfortable bubble. So I decided to set out on my first international trip to Kenya in my early twenties. My … Continue reading Mistakes I Have Made Have Helped Me Grow

Guest Post: How to Review a Small Business (California by Train, Part 2)


Originally posted on The Green Stars Project:
Since I’ve never really gone into it before, I want to say a little bit about how I research and write Green Stars reviews of restaurants, cafés, bars, stores, etc. I did look at Starbucks in a recent post, but smaller businesses are a different kettle of fish…