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Is The Dead Sea Dying? thumbnail

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea. — Isak Dinesen Is the Dead Sea dying? Clever sensationalist headlines often claim so, and driving through the the banks of what was once underwater certainly insinuates it might be. Like for many of the voracious travelers in my Vibe Israel group, visiting the…

Barefoot Luxury in an Overwater Bungalow: Our Weekend at Telunas Private Island thumbnail

Jumping out of chronological order to skip ahead and tell you about my February adventures! We’ll be back to Hawaii soon <3 After our incredible introduction to the Riau Islands province of Indonesia at Telunas Beach Resort, we packed up and took a five minute boat ride to a whole new level of barefoot luxury. Years…

Oahu’s Disney Aulani Resort… For Adults! thumbnail

Ian and I tend to fancy ourselves a pair of fairly with-it twenty-somethings — though I admit I’m concerned that saying so is the blogging equivalent of wearing non-ironic mom jeans. When we travel, we like to book boutique hotels, chic apartments, or design hostels; go out to eat at trendy local cafés and restaurants; and…

Chicago By Mat, By Board, and By Rooftop thumbnail

The black hole of content from August of 2016 to April of 2017 — when I jumped forward to blog the summer of 2017 as it was happening — have been haunting me. I’m so excited the time has finally come for me to catch up on them! I can’t wait to turn my detailed notes…

Exploring the Unexpected Surf Culture of Florida’s Cocoa Beach thumbnail

Right now my body is in Thailand and my blog is in Florida, but my heart is in Las Vegas… I don’t know about you, but when I think major surf destinations in the United States, I think Hawaii and California. And that’s it. So imagine my surprise when I arrived in Cocoa Beach to find…

Sunshine and Smiles on The Space Coast thumbnail

Confession: I may be obsessed with Florida, but before the Space Coast invited me to come over and explore this summer, I had to look for it on a map. While Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach and beyond are wildly popular getaways for cruise-addits heading out to sea, families looking for cheap beach-front condos, and those fascinated…

Fresh and Healthy New Orleans thumbnail

New Orleans — a city known for healthy livin’ and coming home leaner than how you left, right? Ha ha! Not. The Big Easy is known for being a city of unbridled indulgence, and dang if you can’t do some of the country’s finest eating and drinking there. But there’s no reason you need to leave…

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