Adventure, Hiking, Travel

Guide to Visiting Mount Bromo, East Java, Indonesia

Belonging to the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, the famed volcano Mount Bromo sits ominously. Located in East Java, Indonesia, Mount Bromo is a peek into a prehistoric and archaic time. The topography mirrors scenes from Jurassic Park, donkeys are the local's main mean of transportation, and you won't see a McDonald's for miles.To arrive… Continue reading Guide to Visiting Mount Bromo, East Java, Indonesia

Adventure, Hiking, Travel

Top 4 Waterfall Hikes Near Portland, Oregon

Finding waterfall hikes near Portland, Oregon comes at little difficulty for the every-day adventure seeker. With such a vast selection of waterfalls to choose from, it's easy to become a waterfall chaser, sorry TLC. If you fancy placing your eyes on the best waterfalls the Portland area has to offer, continue reading my list below.… Continue reading Top 4 Waterfall Hikes Near Portland, Oregon

Testimonial, Travel

The Best and Worst of Bangkok

As one of the hottest cities in the world, Bangkok also showcased some of the hottest attractions. From golden temples and Buddha statues to parks and fortresses, Bangkok was my tourist's dream for a lesson in Thai culture. As much as Bangkok was filled with this rich culture, it was equally compiled of high energy, nightlife and… Continue reading The Best and Worst of Bangkok

Testimonial

Moving Without a Job

When it came to moving across the country, it felt like I was partaking in the Lewis & Clark Expedition, but 2k17 Abby style. This is mainly because I was moving west and it seemed fitting. I mean, let’s be real, most of my thoughts about moving to Oregon were based upon getting measles while playing… Continue reading Moving Without a Job

Climbing

How to Climb Mt. Hood

At an elevation of 11,250 stands the tallest peak in Oregon, Mt. Hood. The iconic mountain brings in roughly 15,000-20,000 visitors around the world attempting to summit each year.  Located just 50 miles east of Portland, Mt. Hood is a popular climb for urban city-dwellers and Pacific Northwest adventurers alike. In fact, Mt. Hood is… Continue reading How to Climb Mt. Hood

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9 Proven Ways to Increase Your Longevity

You eat kale, whole grains and even ride your bike to work everyday. After sitting behind a desk for 8 hours, you lift weights, catch up with family, have a glass of wine, then go to bed. All to do it again the very next day. You do the best you can, but is it… Continue reading 9 Proven Ways to Increase Your Longevity

State Parks

Best Places to Hike in Oregon: Smith Rock State Park

The 6:00 a.m. alarm clock blares off and your body jolts forward wondering why you set an alarm for a Saturday. You abruptly awaken from your dream of Channing Tatum and snap into reality, remembering today is the day you planned to road trip to the much talked about Central Oregon town of Terrebonne. With… Continue reading Best Places to Hike in Oregon: Smith Rock State Park

Travel

Happiest Places to Live in the World – What’s The Secret?

We spend the majority of our lives working, so it’s no wonder that the amount of work and what type of work we partake in greatly shapes our levels of happiness. Work-life balance, among many other facets, is a strong predictor of one’s happiness. Looking at data from the happiest countries on Earth, we begin… Continue reading Happiest Places to Live in the World – What’s The Secret?

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How to Spend 2 Days in Amsterdam

Amsterdam. You’ve likely had the urge to visit, and for good reason. The distinctive city in the Netherlands has the perfect combination of art, history and entertainment. It’s the triple threat. With remarkable canals, narrow buildings, cycling paths and remnants of the Golden Age, it will have you saying Amster(dayum)! This is a city overflowing… Continue reading How to Spend 2 Days in Amsterdam

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Travel: Pros and Cons – By ABnormal (Abby Arend)

Like all aspects of life, there are pros and cons to everything, and there is no exception when it comes to travel. With that being said, there is much more of an emphasis on the pros of travelling rather than the cons. Although we lack conversation about the negative aspects to the things we love,… Continue reading Travel: Pros and Cons – By ABnormal (Abby Arend)