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    How to Have the Best Great Barrier Reef Experience

    Since I was a kid, I’ve been enamored with the Great Barrier Reef. I longed to see the colorful coral, the turquoise water and the majestic marine life in person rather than just on tv. GUESS WHAT?! I knocked this off of my bucket list yesterday!! I’m a little embarrassed to share this with you, but I’m going to do it anyways. As a kid, I watched documentaries about the Great Barrier Reef while eating a big bowl of mac and cheese. This was my thing. After my mom pulled me away from the tv, I pretended to be a fish. This annoyed her to great lengths, but it provided…

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    What You Should Know Before Your Road Trip on the Great Ocean Road

    Epic views, adorable small towns and a coastline that’s truly magnificent—this is what the Great Ocean Road is all about. It’s regarded as one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives. After traveling to 72 countries and seeing beautiful sights all over the world, the Great Ocean Road is truly one of a kind. Here’s what you should know before your road trip so you can get the most out of this impressive drive. This post contains affiliate links to the products that I use and trust. This means that I might receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) if you make a purchase using any of my…

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    Almaty, Kazakhstan Travel Guide

    To be completely honest, the first time I heard of Kazakhstan was in my Intro to World Politics class in college. When we started this world trip, I genuinely had little desire to visit this country. We were in Dubai a month ago and the cheapest ticket out of there was to Almaty. Amos gently broke the news to me and I unenthusiastically agreed to go. I started doing my research and came to the grim realization that there weren’t very many travel blogs written about this country. I didn’t know what to expect. My whole mindset changed a few hours after we landed. I realized that this country has…

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    Grosvenor House-My Favorite Thing About Dubai

    Dubai is a whimsical place. In my opinion, Dubai is a cross between Walt Disney World and Las Vegas. Except times ten. Remember going to Disney World as a kid for the first time and your eyes got so starry and magic just pulsed through your veins? That’s how I feel when I go to Dubai. It’s a unique and scintillating city. I used to think that New York City was the most unbelievable city I had been to until I had the pleasure of visiting Dubai. Move over, NYC–you have some tough competition. I’ve been fortunate to visit Dubai twice now and I’m already plotting my return back.  In this post,…

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    What You Should Know Before Visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau

    I’ll just start off this post by saying that this will probably be one of the most gut-wrenching posts I write on this blog. I learned about the history and horrors of Auschwitz-Birkenau briefly when I was in school. Even then, I was not able to fully comprehend the atrocities that took place. Visiting these concentration camps in Oświęcim, Poland was, without doubt, the most educational and eye-opening experience I’ve ever had. Being in the very area where so many horrendous things happened gave me an entirely heightened sense of understanding. My heart is breaking as I write this post, but I want to share with you some of the…