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Hawaii’s Big Island: 5 Must-Do Attractions

Having visited 3 of the 6 “visitable” Hawaiian Islands this past August, I can confidently say that it’s impossible to pick a favorite, and that’s because all of them are my favorite. Each island has something completely unique to offer, so each is my favorite for different reasons. The Big Island is my favorite for… Continue reading Hawaii’s Big Island: 5 Must-Do Attractions

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Everything You Need to Know to Backpack Haleakala National Park: Part 2

If you missed my previous post, Part 1 of Everything You Need to Know to Backpack Haleakala National Park, I strongly recommend you go back and read that prior to starting this one. It’ll help you organize your trip and lay a general plan for how the hike will go. Once that first (and possibly most important) step… Continue reading Everything You Need to Know to Backpack Haleakala National Park: Part 2

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Everything You Need to Know to Backpack Haleakala National Park: Part 1

Especially for those who have never been to Hawaii and are flying from somewhere in the mainland, backpacking through Haleakala National Park can seem like an exciting yet daunting task. What is the temperature going to be like? Will I be affected by the altitude? Will there be water readily available? Hawaii (and more specifically,… Continue reading Everything You Need to Know to Backpack Haleakala National Park: Part 1

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As a travel consultant, I’ve helped hundreds of travelers reserve and prepare for cruises. Over the course of my career so far, working with nervous first-time cruisers time and time again, I’ve started to see a pattern—almost everyone has the same burning questions. So I thought what better way to help than to compile a… Continue reading Subscribe to AUMTHEWORLD to Receive My New E-Book!

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Hiking the Jordan River Pathway

This past 4th of July weekend, Kevin, Maggie Mae, and I decided to make a last minute trip to hike the Jordan River Pathway. Slowly but surely we are attempting to hike all of the beautiful trails of Michigan. The Jordan River Pathway was gorgeous, just as all of the trails we have done so… Continue reading Hiking the Jordan River Pathway

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The 8 Coolest Spots in Iceland

I’ve been back from Iceland for over a month now and I still can’t get that surreal landscape out of my brain. It’s a place like no other. In the short week I had there, I had the honor of visiting many unique and awe-inspiring places, yet I know I could spend a few more… Continue reading The 8 Coolest Spots in Iceland

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What to Pack for Iceland: The Essentials for Any Time of Year

For my first post about my most recent adventure in Iceland, I figured I’d answer the question everyone’s been asking as well as my most Google’d topic prior to departing on my own trip. With just about every message board and blog out there stressing the unpredictability of the weather in Iceland, I didn’t even… Continue reading What to Pack for Iceland: The Essentials for Any Time of Year

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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