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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What to Know Before Visiting Cuba

Traveling to Cuba (especially as an American citizen) can be a rather unique experience. Having been rather isolated from the rest of the world, visiting Cuba feels like an otherworldly experience. Tourism has been a growing industry in Cuba within the past few years and I highly recommend taking an adventure down there to support […]

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Highlights of Cuba: A Four Day Itinerary

Ever since Cuba became a more tangible place for Americans to visit in 2016, I knew I had to visit someday. Despite your political views and opinions on US-Cuban relations, the island is truly a vibrant, historical, and cultural place making it an amazing vacation destination! Even with recent travel restrictions as of June 2019, […]

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My 2020 Travel Plans and Wish List

It’s that time of year again, where I find myself booking new destinations for the upcoming year as well as daydream of places and adventures I have been dying to explore. Here are the top places I am hoping to visit in 2020 (with some places confirmed): Japan (September 2020) I’m happy to announce that […]

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