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30 countries before 30

As I sit down to write this, I’m staring into the face of my 30th birthday in less than eight hours. I just returned from visiting Egypt this week, which marked the 30th country I’ve ever visited. I honestly can’t believe I can say that! After all, I didn’t start traveling until my early 20’s. […]

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December 1, 2022

best vacations for nature lovers

We all know that the best way to experience a new destination is to get out there and explore! For nature lovers, some amazing countries are just waiting to be discovered. From dramatic landscapes and pristine waterways to misty forests and snow-capped mountains, these destinations will surely take your breath away. So, if you’re a […]

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June 28, 2022

thailand's friendly people

There’s something about picking a new travel destination that just feels exciting. You get to explore a new place, meet new people, and experience different cultures. But sometimes it can be tough deciding where to go – there are so many places to choose from! And while you’re deciding where to go, the last thing […]

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June 8, 2022

party destinations around the world

People travel for numerous reasons. Some for history and culture exploration, and some just to let their hair down and have some fun. So, if you’re the latter and looking to plan a party vacation, a bachelor or bachelorette party, a birthday, or just looking to have some fun after the sun goes down, here’s […]

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May 9, 2022

vacation quotes

As a person who’s been traveling for almost a decade, I’m constantly looking for inspiration from meaningful, thought-provoking quotes about travel, vacation, and general wanderlust.  Travel quotes always help me express how I feel when exploring new destinations. I love finding quotes on Pinterest to add to my Blog or Instagram captions.  From doing extensive […]

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April 4, 2022

instagram photos of the philippines

The Philippines has effortlessly made its way to the top of my “favorite countries to visit” list for many reasons. I spent a total of three and a half weeks in this tropical paradise, and after it was all over, I only wished for more time to explore the country. There’s a reason why #itsmorefuninthephilippines […]

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February 21, 2020

the messy bun traveler

Last month, the Messy Bun Traveler turned one year old! To celebrate this remarkable achievement, as well as recognize the start of the new year, I thought I’d write a post dedicated to highlighting achievements, and some failures, of the Messy Bun Traveler. I’m thankful for what this past year has brought and hope it […]

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January 10, 2020

new years resolutions

Hey MBT fam, can you believe it’s 2020 already? I could have sworn it was only a couple of months ago when I was ringing in the 2019 new year with some of my best friends in a San Francisco nightclub. But here we are, exactly one year later. Where has the time gone?! 2019 […]

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January 1, 2020

first spartan race

My first Spartan Race was in 2017. I know that doesn’t seem too long ago. But, when you add an additional nine races since that day, mixed in with a little amnesia due to post-traumatic stress, the details become a bit hazy. For those of you who know me personally, I’m never one to shy […]

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December 31, 2019

travel health

So you’ve probably stumbled across about a hundred blog posts about the many health benefits of travel (hell, even I have a post about it). You’ve also probably scrolled through your Instagram feed and come across pictures of influencers in Paris, New Zealand, and Bali shooting some incredible photos of themselves doing some incredible things. […]

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November 13, 2019

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