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5 Leading Causes of Travel Anxiety and How to Kick Them to the Curb

As someone who interacts with soon-to-be world travelers on a daily basis, the biggest tip I can share with those plagued by pre-trip anxiety is not to fret the little things! Travel by nature is unpredictable, and if you’re going to travel halfway across the globe, there is some degree of flexibility and willingness to… Continue reading 5 Leading Causes of Travel Anxiety and How to Kick Them to the Curb

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The Manistee River Trail: Tips for the First Time Backpacker

What I refer to as the “Manistee River Trail” 3-4 day loop is actually half the Manistee River Trail and half the North Country Trail. I look back on that trip as somewhat of a whirlwind, like I do most backpacking trips. You’d think I’d learn to slow the pace a bit but every time… Continue reading The Manistee River Trail: Tips for the First Time Backpacker

Destinations

Montreal: A Long Weekend & How to Make the Most of It

Having lived in the metro Detroit area most of my life, Canada is only a hop, skip, and a jump away. As I’ve mentioned before, I use weekend road trips as a sedative for the seemingly insatiable travel urges that come over me when I haven’t been able to travel for a while. At this… Continue reading Montreal: A Long Weekend & How to Make the Most of It

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East Lansing, MI: A “Staycation” at the Wild Goose Inn B&B

This is for all you Michigan State University alumni and explorers out there! Looking for a place to get away but that is close enough for a quick weekend trip? Going to a Spartans game but want someplace unique to lay your head? Kevin and I stayed at the Wild Goose Inn Bed & Breakfast… Continue reading East Lansing, MI: A “Staycation” at the Wild Goose Inn B&B

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4 Ways to Calm the Travel Itch Between Trips

This topic is extremely relevant to me at this point in time and actually to a lot of others I’ve spoken with recently as well. I traveled to Peru in September and I’m currently planning a relatively large (and expensive) wedding and honeymoon–so to put it mildly, finances are tight right now. I literally fend… Continue reading 4 Ways to Calm the Travel Itch Between Trips

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Giving a Gift Trip: Things to Think About Before

It’s that time of year again. During the Christmas season everyone is racking their brains to think of the biggest and best gifts for the ones dearest to them. I see this all the time in my business—that kind-hearted family member or significant other waltzing into the travel agency with dreams of grandeur. A six-bedroom… Continue reading Giving a Gift Trip: Things to Think About Before

Destinations

Is Lake Titicaca Worth the Trip?

With seemingly endless sights and attractions to see in the beautiful country of Peru, planning a trip there can seem like quite a daunting task, especially when you have a limited amount of time to work with. As I was planning my personal trip to Peru, I looked at the map and plotted out all… Continue reading Is Lake Titicaca Worth the Trip?