Posts made in 2015


Updated on: 12/22/18I arrived in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile with a sense of coming home. It was warm, there were cacti, and it smelled like the desert. Essentially it felt like home. After stashing my bags and taking my first shower in three days, I set off to see what activities could be had in the area. The consensus seemed to me more lakes, more geysers, and sandboarding. While the lakes in South America are beautiful, I've had my...

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Updated on: 01/7/19We no longer use OptinMonster as we have decided to reduce our plug-in load on our sites in order to maximize site speed. However, we stand by our review below as published. For the longest time we've been quite resistant to installing pop-up opt-ins on our sites. It wasn't so much that they annoy us (like most, we're desensitized to them) but it was more for the fact that we never knew how to do it right on our own...

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Updated on: 03/4/19Watkins Glen State Park, located on the southern tip of Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes, feels like something that doesn't belong. This particular region of upstate New York is full of rolling hills as far as the eye can see as well as numerous glacier carved lakes.  It is not the place where you would expect to find a 400-foot gorge.  But Watkins Glen is just that, and due to its unique location at a very...

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Updated on: 01/7/19Since returning home from our long-term trip, we've been brainstorming a number of business ideas that we could pursue from home. As much as we love sharing our international travel stories here, which we plan on doing for a long time to come, we needed to do more in order to meet our income goals and achieve financial independence. One of the ideas we had was launching a new travel blog focusing on a specific city....

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Updated on: 03/4/19The Finger Lakes region of New York is not all about wine, even though Finger Lakes wineries are one of the major reasons we visted. To find out what else this amazing part of the state has to offer we spent quite a bit of time away from the vineyards to explore the nearby cities and museums. The city of Corning, just south of Seneca Lake, is not famous for wine.  This city is home to one of the largest glass...

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