Month: August 2020

The Cost to Travel Everywhere in the World

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Picking a destination for your trip isn’t always easy. There are so many factors to consider, like what kind of weather you want, what activities you enjoy, and what cultures intrigue you the most. Being real, though, the biggest consideration is usually finances.

I’ve been to 6 out of the 7 continents on planet Earth, and each has its own price point, but that varies even further depending on which part of the continent you’re traveling through. It can be pretty confusing coming up with a budget, so after about 20 hours of research (from my own travels and some from other great resources out there in the interwebs), I’ve come up with the comprehensive guide for what it costs to travel anywhere in the world, broken down by region.

Keep in mind, these estimates are for mostly budget-minded people who aren’t big spenders on vacation, with tips

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Hawaii Packing List

When swaying palms, gorgeous beaches, and some of the best snorkeling in the US beckon, you must be planning a trip to Hawaii.

When it comes to prepping for your trip, there are considerations for a Hawaiian vacay that don’t exist for other states in the US. It’s truly unique in terms of what you need to bring, the tropical weather, and surprising variation in temperature that one can encounter depending on the island.

From a girl who has spent a good chunk of time on all of the visitable islands, this the perfect Hawaii packing list:

Weather in Hawaii

Expect warm temperatures and tropical vibes in Hawaii year-round. Some islands will be drier than others (I’m looking at you, Lanai) and some islands will also be more tropical than others (hello, Kauai) and some islands, like the Big Island, can experience several ‘seasons’ in a day during rainy

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Chakras 101: The Solar Plexus Chakra

For part three of this new series on the chakras, we’re focusing on the seat of the soul – the solar plexus. This is the third of the main seven chakras in the human body. (If you’re not caught up, be sure to check out part one on the root and part two on the sacral chakra!)

The Solar Plexus Chakra at a Glance

Chakras 101: The Solar Plexus Chakra

The solar plexus chakra, or manipura chakra in Sanskrit, translates to, “city of jewels.” Located in the upper belly at the diaphragm, it acts as the center of personal power. This chakra governs personality, ego, and identity, as well as personal freedom, choice, and authenticity.

The solar plexus chakra also has much to do with motivation, willpower, and purpose, which stem from one’s sense of personal efficacy. Self-confidence and view of the self connect to the solar plexus chakra, as well. Furthermore, this chakra governs

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Chakras 101: The Sacral Chakra

Welcome to the second chakra in the body – the center of our creativity, sexuality, and inspiration.

Not sure what the chakras are? Check out the first post in this series about the root chakra, the history, and how to bring your energy into balance.

The Sacral Chakra at a Glance

Chakras 101: The Sacral Chakra

The sacral chakra, or swadisthana chakra in Sanskrit, has received the nicknames, “the sex chakra,” “the social chakra,” and “the creation chakra.” Located in the center of the lower belly or, as some believe, in the the genital area, it acts as the individual’s center of pleasure and passion — both sensually and creatively. This chakra governs reproductive systems and processes, sexuality, relationships, emotions, and sense of adventure.

Sexuality tends to be the first thing that comes to mind at the thought of the sacral chakra, but creativity is an often overlooked aspect of it as well. It

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The Perfect Colorado Road Trip Itinerary

Colorado is one of the best states in America for road tripping and camping. A bold statement, I know, but once you see the diversity and beauty I’m sure you’ll agree!

The Rocky Mountains straddling the middle of the state give way to the vast desert and red rock plateaus in the west. In the south, the landscape turns arid, and small rural towns give it a unique character. Colorado’s diverse scenery just doesn’t stop! 

Home to the largest amount of “fourteeners” (mountains higher than 14,000 feet) in the United States, Colorado is a beacon for outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world. In summer, the state offers camping, mountain biking, and hiking; and in winter it is one of the best places for snowboarding and skiing in the United States. 

Below are 10 best stops for your Colorado road trip where you will find some of the most beautiful

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An Awesome South Dakota Road Trip Itinerary

South Dakota is a vast state with many natural wonders and a small population – making it a great destination for outdoor lovers looking to escape the crowds!

This three-day itinerary is designed to be driven east to west, but can easily be completed in reverse order. It is ideal for a long weekend, or as an addition to a longer trip on your way to the western or southwestern United States.

With this South Dakota road trip itinerary, you’ll see the best destinations the state has to offer:

Day 1: Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls South Dakota Riverwalk

Start your road trip with a stop in Sioux Falls, the most populated city in South Dakota. This city has a cute downtown with an Americana vibe and plenty of shops and restaurants to choose from. 

Falls Park: Start exploring Sioux Falls in Falls Park, an expansive park that is home to the city’s namesake waterfall. It

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