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Overcoming the Pre-Travel Jitters

My post today addresses something that I think a lot of people struggle with. Maybe not everyone, but I believe most people feel some sort of uneasiness, lapse of confidence, or feeling of nervousness prior to embarking on a big trip, especially if it’s to somewhere considered “exotic”—somewhere outside of the realm of the everyday… Continue reading Overcoming the Pre-Travel Jitters

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What It’s REALLY Like On an African Safari

For me, before I left my comfortable suburban home to go on an African safari, I was—to put it frankly—a bundle of nerves. Despite nervousness being part of my general disposition on a daily basis, the fact that I was quite literally about to depart the U.S. for an experience completely and utterly foreign to… Continue reading What It’s REALLY Like On an African Safari

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3 Easy Dehydrator Snacks for Backpacking

This post is going to be a bit different than most of the others I’ve done, but no less informative! Part of the main premise of this blog is to help the everyday person to travel cheaper and this is going to be invaluable information for someone interested in getting out and experiencing nature or… Continue reading 3 Easy Dehydrator Snacks for Backpacking

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How to Pack for a Backpacking Trip

How to pack for a backpacking trip can vary greatly depending on the environment you’ll be going backpacking. For instance, if you’re doing a backpacking trip through Europe and staying in hostels or backpacking through an extremely cold and mountainous environment, this video may leave a few things out that you would want to consider. But in general, if you’re going on an overnight hike in a spring-summer-or fall climate and would like some general packing tips, this video is for you!

 

Please let me know how you liked the video format of this post and if you’d like me to do more like this in the comments!

As Always,

CAITLYN WITHOUT A COMPASS

Destinations

South Africa: 3 Common Misconceptions of Traveling There

Recently, I was fortunate enough to check another big one off the bucket list; taking a trip to South Africa. The continent of Africa as a whole is so enormous and boasts such a wide range of travel options that I hadn’t even set foot there yet and was already planning my next trip (which… Continue reading South Africa: 3 Common Misconceptions of Traveling There

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Which Sandals Resort in St. Lucia is Right for You?

After my unforgettable trip to St. Lucia a few weeks ago, I can’t help but think of the place as the isle of love. Not only did we stay at one of the most couples-oriented resorts out there, but the fact that I got ENGAGED while on the trip also makes it stick in my… Continue reading Which Sandals Resort in St. Lucia is Right for You?

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Terrorism and Zika: Should I Still Go?

First, I need to apologize for not posting in such a long time—I’ve actually been moving, settling into the new house, and working like a madwoman. So this is not only the first time I’ve had a spare moment since I started moving, but it’s also the first time I’ve really been particularly inspired about… Continue reading Terrorism and Zika: Should I Still Go?