New Blog Alert! The Unlikely Athlete

Hello fellow blog community! It’s been a while since I’ve been traveling and focusing on the blog. But that’s because I’ve started focusing my energy on tackling my next adventure: major athletic achievements as a “less than average” athletic person! I completed my first half marathon about two weeks ago and I’m considering signing up […]

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“Pura Vida”: Highlights of Costa Rica

Note: I traveled to Costa Rica in July 2021, prior to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant. I know there are mixed opinions on whether it’s smart or safe to travel internationally, regardless of being vaccinate, so take this as you will. After a year and a half of staying […]

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Maine Treasure Hunt “Level 3”: Find the Pairs (And Stuck on “Level 4”)

For the past 3 months, my husband, Sean and I have been playing Dirigo Treasures Maine, a Maine-based real-world treasure hunt gaming experience! For those just tuning in, you can learn more about how the treasure hunt and its levels here. But in a nutshell, the game involves identifying 52 locations throughout the state of […]

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A Weekend in Lake Placid, New York

The Adirondacks is a mountainous region located in upstate New York, north of Albany and Syracuse. And it’s basically a mountain-lovers’ paradise! While this region is quite large and impossible to explore in one weekend, we ended up having our sights on Lake Placid, home to the 1932 and 1980s Winter Olympics. It’s a 4.5 […]

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Maine Treasure Hunt “Level Two”: Find the Clues

My husband, Sean and I are on a quest to search for Dirigo Treasures, a real-life treasure hunt throughout the state of Maine! For those just joining my adventures, you can learn more about the rules of the scavenger hunt in my older post. While we’ve been going “out of order” by jumping around each […]

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Maine Treasure Hunt “Level One”: Identiyfing The Maine Locations

My husband and I are on a quest to find hidden treasure buried somewhere in the beautiful state of Maine ($20,000 to be exact!). Dirigo Treasures Maine has taken the fun of a scavenger hunt to a whole new level as well as encouraging those to get out there and explore some beautiful places. To […]

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Dirigo Treasures Maine: A Real Life Treasure Hunt!

Like many imaginative children, I always dreamed of going on a wild treasure hunt. I never thought that I would actually be embarking on one in my adulthood! As a way to celebrate the state of Maine’s bicentennial/200th year anniversary, a couple has hidden $20,000 somewhere in the state and created Dirigo Treasure Hunt! Adventure […]

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My 2021 Travel Plans And Wish List

I usually don’t wait until April to share my hopeful travel plans and wish list. But in the age of the Coronavirus, it’s challenging to plan any adventures, local or abroad. But now that I’m finally in the process of getting the COVID-19 vaccine (I just received my first one and get my second one […]

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Things To Do in Gold Coast, Australia

Located just south of Brisbane on the east coast, The Gold Coast is a vacation hot spot in Australia. Known for its long sandy beaches, surfing spots, inland waterways, shopping, and theme parks, this city has something for everyone. If you’re looking for something to do while spending a few days in the city, check […]

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How To Spend Three Days in Sydney, Australia

Sydney will always have a special place in my heart. From its architecture to its laid back vibes, Sydney is a special city that has a lot to offer. If traveling to Australia, I highly recommend spending at least 3 days in the city. Here are some ideas of how to spend that time: Take […]

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