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Inspiration for following your dreams and living a life you love
Hey, I'm Christine
A pizza craving, adventure-seeking, soul searcher. I’m always looking for experiences and shared moments that fuel my soul and fill my heart with joy.
I don’t believe in settling for an average life. Why should we? We’re only given one! Let’s make it something worth remembering. I follow my passions daily and make life as fun as it can be. I hope you can find something here that inspires you to do the same.
Some people think that to “live a life you love” is to be idealistic. I don’t. You’re cheating yourself out
I have always had a problem with being too nice. Everyone in my life has told me that I apologize
*This is one of the more personal posts I have put out there. With a year off from writing, I
For backpackers, hostels are a way of life. They’re where every new adventure begins. They’re where we meet all our new
The lifestyle of a frequent traveler is something that seems out of reach for most people. Many of you wonder
With each new travel adventure comes another thrilling round of packing luggage. Packing your bags is the first step in
When it comes to traveling, I hear the same excuse all the time. “I really want to go there. I
For any of you who keep up with me in the slightest, you probably know about Margaret. You’ve either shared
So, you’ve booked a trip to Vietnam! Excellent choice! You’ll soon find yourself surrounded by natural beauty, friendly faces, and
I love a good opportunity to stick my nose somewhere it doesn’t belong. Especially when it’s to right some wrongs.
When you quit your job to travel full time but severely injure yourself two months into your journey, it’s a
I’ve been single for most of my life. And I mean that. My last boyfriend was four years ago, and
Travel is one of those things that many people only get to experience through their devices. You read action-packed blogs,
After another great year of Holy Ship in the books, I feel an obligation to share what I consider to
Congratulations! If you’ve made it this far it means you’ve gotten a kick out of me making a fool of
Ooops! I did it again. Welcome back for Part 2 of me mailing creepy love poems to strange boys. You’re
Traveling for your first time can be an exciting and nerve-racking experience. What should you expect? How do you know
If I had to pick my all-time favorite day trip it would have to be The Great Ocean Road in
I have hand written and mailed love letters to complete strangers. Well, maybe not complete strangers – but pretty close.
Being the overly excited Halloween enthusiast that I am, I wasn’t even halfway into September before marking up my calendar
Thailand is famous among young travelers for its massive beach party that takes place every month under the full moon.
If you have never been to Greece before, I suggest you go buy a plane ticket and pack your bags
Yes, this post is about food. And no, I really don’t care if it’s silly to post pictures of my
I turned 25 years old three different times last fall. Twice last September in Bali, and once last October in
Many young travelers who enjoy a good party have all heard about Yacht Week. You and a small group of
So, you’re planning a trip to Bali! Bali had always been on my bucket list too. So when a friend
We’ve all been told the same thing about life in your twenties. They say they’re the best years of your
Need some positivity your way? These are some of the most inspiring quotes I’ve seen on the internet. Here are
When traveling to a new destination it’s always good to be prepared. Most people do some basic research on what
The Lollapalooza music festival held in Chicago, Illinois is known for its massive lineups that boast big-name acts such as
Most of you pessimists out there probably scoff when reading “the power of positivity.” And I get it, because I
The thought of traveling by yourself may seem scary, but it’s actually much easier to make friends while solo traveling
We’re all guilty of it. Mindlessly scrolling through social media feeds for what seems like eternity. We don’t know why
Southeast Asia backpackers stick out like a sore thumb. We look the same, eat the same, and do the same
When you work at a party hostel you get the chance to meet many interesting people. Some of them you
If you think your life could have been ripped straight from a movie, you’re not alone. Anyone who knows me
Behind all the epic Facebook posts and Instagram pics, there’s a sad truth about travel that rarely anyone talks about.
Can you think of anything worse than getting stuck in a middle seat during a long-haul flight? What about a