Selina Siak Chin Yoke: Food as a Novel Character

Thank you to Selina Siak Chin Yoke, author and food lover, for sharing how food impacts her memories and became a central character in her writing. It even includes a recipe for Mee Siam, a spicy Siamese noodle dish! Do you eat to live, or live to eat? Being of Malaysian-Chinese origin, I definitely veer toward the latter. My earliest memories are of family and food: eating under a … [Read more...]

Jacksonville – The Perfect Destination for Music Lovers

Disclosure: This post was created in collaboration with InterContinental Hotels Group. As always, all opinions are my own. Florida is many things to many people. Beach people. Food people. Adventure people. But what I didn't realize is that Florida is a great place for music people. In particular, the city of Jacksonville is the perfect destination for music lovers. Jacksonville has a deep pool … [Read more...]

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An Inspirational Trip to Idyllic Indianapolis

Everyone in Indianapolis is nice, warm and welcoming. We’re supposed to discourage stereotypes but darn it, sometimes they are so accurate you can’t help but repeat them. When they say people from the Midwest are nice, they aren’t kidding! My first experience was when I had the honor to visit Detroit as a Buick ambassador in early 2015. I fell in love with the innovation and resilience of the … [Read more...]

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5 of America’s Most Unique Lavender Farms

Summer is just heating up and that means one thing to me. Lavender. There is nothing quite like walking through a heady field of lavender. As your senses take in the deep piney-floral aroma of the beautiful purple flowers, it's easy for your mind to wander to the south of France. However, you don't have to hop on a plane to Aix-en-Provence to visit a lavender farm, there are hundreds of … [Read more...]

Birding in Box Elder County – Adventures in Birding at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post brought to you by Box Elder County. As always, all opinions are my own. One of the most surprising things about my year-long road trip in an RV was discovering just how cool birds are. Through our experiences in New Mexico, Florida, Wyoming, and Utah, I was exposed to some magnificent creatures. The morning when I stood at sunrise and listened to the … [Read more...]

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Top 6 Tips for Booking a Private Charter Jet

Disclosure: This post was written in partnership with Early Air Way. I asked them to provide a guest post with tips on booking chartered flights because it is something that is becoming increasingly inexpensive, at least in urban areas like the San Francisco Bay Area. Top 6 Tips for Booking a Private Charter Jet If you need to schedule a flight but don't want to get stuck in long lines, deal … [Read more...]

Project Discover Week #20

Hello from Indy! I arrived in Indianapolis on Wednesday evening for BlogHouse, an annual travel blogging mastermind weekend. I’m going to write a whole post about my experience so I will leave you with the rest of this week. It was nice to be on the road again. Somehow it felt like momentum. After 13 months of constant moving, the fact that we had been stationary inside the RV for 5 months … [Read more...]

3 Hot Coffee Shops in Washington, DC

Washington DC is brimming with unique, local coffee shops. Having visited many coffee shops throughout DC, I am going to highlight three must see shops next time you visit our nation’s capital. Compass Coffee Located in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington DC, this beautiful building displays the compass logo on the corner of the brick. The cafe is large and well lit with a friendly feel. … [Read more...]

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Project Discover Week #19

Hey Phoenix, we're back! Well sort of.  Tonight is Boise, tomorrow Provo, Sunday Vegas (baby!) and Monday Phoenix! Portland, it's been fun. Not really. That's you I'm seeing in my rearview! It's funny, the more people I talk to about Portland, the more it seems like it is an amazing place to visit, but not that awesome for living.  Or for at least for the Misadventures profile. We … [Read more...]

6 Useful Travel Photography Tips for Beginners

Photos can help you tell a compelling story. And as a blogger, having the right photos can prove to be extremely crucial in getting your message across to your readers. Travel bloggers in particular need to have great photos to highlight their stories and these 6 useful travel photography tips for beginners (and non-beginners alike) will help you capture what you need to make your content … [Read more...]

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