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Once Driven, Forever Travel.

Once Driven, Forever Travel.

Traveling is difficult when you go for long stretches at a time, but you always come back refreshed, feeling that you've accomplished something. I'm on my knees before I go anywhere in this world.

Travel for a professional

Travel for a professional

I've been lucky enough that I can gather all sorts of experiences and find inspiration by traveling around and by spending time with people I admire.

Travel Innovate Your World.

Travel Innovate Your World.

When I am traveling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep; it is on such occasions that ideas flow best and most abundantly.

The Ultimate US 395 Freeway Stops and Road Trip Itinerary

The US 395 road trip is one of the most action packed adventures in the west.

Having driven it many times between where I grew up (SoCal) to where I live now (Reno), I keep discovering new things to do along the way regardless of the season.

Here are some of the best things to do, slight detours, and stops to make on the US 395 freeway, my (second to PCH) favorite road trip in California.

1. Red Rock Canyon

If coming from Los Angeles, your first exciting stop is the Red Rock canyon.

This isn’t much of a detour at all and you’ll reach it before the town of Ridgecrest and after Mojave at the 14 junction.

If you don’t feel like stopping, you can see some of it from the road, but the seasonal four-wheel-drive route through the canyon is pretty impressive!

2. Lone Pine –

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Here’s a New Year’s DIY Retreat You can Do at Home (for Cheap or Free)

It is a challenge to spend New Year’s alone. Of all of the holidays, I see it as most spirited and optimistic. Everyone looks forward to a great new year and many of us make resolutions. 

And although it’s hard for me not to be dancing with my friends today, I’m taking it as an invitation to have an internal, exploratory New Year’s instead.

I’m holding my own mini retreat, just for me, full of self care and expansion for the next week starting tonight, because I deserve it and so do you. 

The following is a framework — a smorgasbord if you will — of resources (some paid but most free), to help you create your own diy wellness retreat for New Year’s:

How to Engineer your Own Retreat

Allow me to populate this post with photos I never shared from my Egypt retreat right before the ‘vid it.
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15 of the Best Things to Do in Oaxaca

Enjoy this guest post by Dottie, of Dots on a Map, a travel blog for adventurous eaters:

This year, I was fortunate to visit Oaxaca for my second time. My first time was in 2017, and I was immediately charmed by the city’s cobblestone streets, majestic cathedrals, and bustling marketplaces.

And the food! From complex mole sauces and succulent grilled meats to meat-stuffed tlayudas and crunchy cricket snacks, Oaxaca has a little something to please everyone. 

Thinking about taking a trip to Oaxaca yourself? Here are 15 things to do that offer a little bit of everything — culture, history, nature, and good eats:

1. Take a Free Walking Tour 

Intriguing wall art

Walking tours are a great way to get your bearings in a new place. Seasoned local guides can teach you about a destination’s culture and history, and you may even pick up a few friends to

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Why You Should Not Earn World of Hyatt Globalist in 9 Nights

Free breakfast, free suite upgrades, early check-in, and late checkout, what’s not to like? You can shortcut your way to all these perks as a World of Hyatt Globalist after only 9 nights. But here’s why you shouldn’t.

Reader, Sagy, texted me to ask about the World of Hyatt Globalist shortcut.

“I got approved for the World of Hyatt card. I’m going for Globalist. Does this mean that I now only need 20 nights since in 2021 they give Globalist at 30?”

World of Hyatt has reduced the elite status requirements for 2021. You can earn Globalist status after only 30 nights.

Pro-tip: New World of Hyatt cardholders earn 10 tier qualifying nights their first year.

As such, with the reduced elite requirement for next year, you would only need 20 hotel stays to qualify for Globalist status.

Pro-tip: You can shorten that to 9 nights

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15 of the Best National Parks to Visit in the Winter

Most people tend to plan their vacations for the summer months, but visiting national parks during the winter can offer a different perspective to some of the most beautiful sights in the USA.

Plus, many national parks that are packed during the summer months can offer smaller crowds and better conditions when the weather is cooler. The following are some of the best national parks to visit during the winter:

1. Yosemite National Park – California

yosemite winter hikes

The sights in Yosemite are as breathtaking in the winter as they are during other seasons, but are not visited quite as often. While millions of people visit the park between the months of April and October, they often stay away when the snow comes. Visiting during the winter months ensures that you get a more secluded experience with the beauty of the park.

While the weather determines whether or not some roads are

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8 of the Best Festive Airbnb Experiences

The holiday season certainly looks different this year than it did last Christmas. For a lot of us, it can be an isolating time where we would love to be able to experience the holidays with our friends and family. 

But there are some creative ways that people are virtually getting together, whether it’s with loved ones or new people online via virtual experiences. 

The following is a list of some of the best holiday and anytime-themed Airbnb experiences to jump into on your own, share with others, or send them as gifts – it’s the season of gifting, afterall:

1. Vegan baking 

If you’re like me and you have a sweet tooth mixed with a penchant for baking shows (Great British Bake Off anyone?), you may have found yourself wondering if you couldn’t just make some delicious baked goods at home.

But baking isn’t like ‘normal’ cooking where a

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