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Akea Rivera

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite.

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A Local's Guide to the 35 Best Restaurants in Chicago

A Local’s Guide to the 35 Best Restaurants in Chicago

Everyone comes to Chicago for the deep dish and Chicago-style hot dogs, and that’s all well and good, but how many consecutive meals of...
7 Awesome Things To Do In Chicago, USA

7 Awesome Things To Do In Chicago, USA

In the heart of the United States’ Midwest region is a thriving, urban center filled with some of the world’s best museums, food, comedy,...
Kick Off Camping This Summer With Go RVing

Kick Off Camping This Summer With Go RVing

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Go RVing. All opinions are 100% mine. One of my favorite things to...
6 Essential Things to Do In Cartagena, Colombia

6 Essential Things to Do In Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia is a melting pot of African, Caribbean, and Indigenous Colombian cultures. Women in traditional African dress carrying baskets of fruit on their...
Staying Fit While Traveling: 14 Tips For Taking a Running Vacation

Staying Fit While Traveling: 14 Tips For Taking a Running Vacation

While I always try to stay fit on my travels as much as possible, whether that means booking a stay at a hotel with...
What to Wear In Cartagena: Your Comprehensive Packing List

What to Wear In Cartagena: Your Comprehensive Packing List

With its colorful streets, rich culture, and laid back vibe, Cartagena, Colombia is exactly what I was looking for in a bachelorette party destination....
The Ultimate Travel Itinerary For 3 Days In Tokyo

The Ultimate Travel Itinerary For 3 Days In Tokyo

With over 38 million residents, Tokyo, Japan is the #1 most populous city in the world, yet one of the cleanest and most orderly...
A First Timer's Guide to Visiting a Japanese Onsen

A First Timer’s Guide to Visiting a Japanese Onsen

When Hope and I traveled to Japan for the first time last month, one of our priorities was to visit a Japanese onsen, or...
15 Fun and Unique Things To Do In Tokyo

15 Fun and Unique Things To Do In Tokyo

There is no shortage of bright lights, good food, and a combination of the cute and weird in Tokyo, and you would be remiss...
What To Eat In Japan: An Introduction To the Japanese Izakaya With MagicalTrip

What To Eat In Japan: An Introduction To the Japanese Izakaya With MagicalTrip

When Hope and I visited Japan for the first time last month, one of our primary goals was to indulge in as much traditional...
What We Loved, Hated, and Learned From Our 2018 Travels

What We Loved, Hated, and Learned From Our 2018 Travels

4 continents. 17 countries. 59 cities. 42 flights. My travel experiences of 2018 were some of the most diverse, ranging from summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro...
Ultimate 4 Day Romania Road Trip

Ultimate 4 Day Romania Road Trip Itinerary

Covered in castles (including the famous Dracula’s Castle) and mountains, Romania is the perfect place for history and nature lovers alike. Curiously, it is...

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A Local's Guide to the 35 Best Restaurants in Chicago
7 Awesome Things To Do In Chicago, USA
Kick Off Camping This Summer With Go RVing
6 Essential Things to Do In Cartagena, Colombia
Staying Fit While Traveling: 14 Tips For Taking a Running Vacation
What to Wear In Cartagena: Your Comprehensive Packing List
The Ultimate Travel Itinerary For 3 Days In Tokyo
A First Timer's Guide to Visiting a Japanese Onsen
15 Fun and Unique Things To Do In Tokyo