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Travel: The Pros and Cons – Depicted From One Traveler to Another

Travel has the capacity to reward someone in several ways. These may range from trivial moments such as admiring a Moroccan sunset or over-indulging in pastizzis in Malta, to larger life-changing experiences like tutoring a refugee and helping them conquer obstacles ahead. On the other hand, travel also brings about moments of frustrations and difficulties.… Continue reading Travel: The Pros and Cons – Depicted From One Traveler to Another

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Backpack Across Europe: What to Pack

You just found yourself beginning an adventure of a lifetime: you’re backpacking across Europe. I’m excited for you, and I’m sure you are excited too. At some point you're asking yourself, what should I bring? Certainly you’ll be hitting up several instagramable locations, so you want to look better than your Sunday sweats. You also… Continue reading Backpack Across Europe: What to Pack

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Studying Abroad: 4 Biggest Mistakes

Many people say studying abroad was one of the most rewarding experiences of their lives. However, when you ask, "why?", the answer isn't about the traditional way we think about studying. People talk about what they experienced, new activities they tried, and landscapes they saw for the very first time. While abroad, studying takes other… Continue reading Studying Abroad: 4 Biggest Mistakes

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2 Must-See National Parks in Utah

Every time I’ve visited Utah I feel like I’m in a scene of, “The Hills Have Eyes,” and I’m about to get slashed, or even burned to death by the scorching heat. However, any one who has spent any time there will tell you Utah is its own unique adventure paradise. This state is actually… Continue reading 2 Must-See National Parks in Utah

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A Dose of Vitamin Sea

Sit back, relax and let me take you to a beautiful oasis. The land of Hollister for a preteen, of avocados and acai bowls for 20 year old girls, of palm trees, ocean breezes and almost around the clock sunshine for a retiree. The home of a naval base for a navy seal, of uggs… Continue reading A Dose of Vitamin Sea

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My (Healthy) Addictions

Somehow you found yourself on my blog page, and I thank you for that, because this wouldn’t be as much fun without you! My name is Abby Arend. I’m a 23 year old Midwesterner. The stereotype sums me up pretty well: a friendly, uninteresting farm-dweller. Despite the debate, I’d like to believe that one of… Continue reading My (Healthy) Addictions