Author archives: Phoebe

20 Things To Go Do By Yourself

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There is something to be said for doing things alone, for forging your own path and moving through life to the beat of your own drum. It is a trait we admire in solo adventurers like Cheryl Sayed in 'Wild', or the brave young man Christopher McCandless as he enters the woods never to return home again in 'Into the Wild.' There is something alluring and magne[...]

Only 2 Weeks Of Vacation? Here's How To Get The Most Out Of Your Time

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There is never enough time. Time to see, taste, touch, and explore all the places, cultures, and vast spaces in this world. Finding time to do the things we love outside of work is an ever-present problem. Last week in our Live Travelettes feed we had a lot of American ladies asking about traveling with only two weeks of vacation, as it is the hard truth of [...]

How to Au Pair in Australia

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I wanted to live in Australia since the day I heard Steve Irwin say 'crikey mate' as he cruised around white sandy beaches searching for crocs. When I imagined life in Australia it was a glowing picture of surfers with man buns, poached egg perfection, sun-tanned skin, and days where everyone called me 'mate.' I graduated college and found myself at th[...]

Here's How to Represent Travel on your Resume

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You've just returned from a year abroad, a couple months, or maybe a lot longer. You bought that return ticket by choice, or out of necessity, and now it's time to combine all that you've seen, experienced, and done onto a 9 x 11 piece of paper. Photo via How can you package the personal growth? How do you explain the value you bring to an organization b[...]

Find Happiness With Microadventures

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"How are you doing?" Recently, this seemingly harmless and polite question has been paralyzing. An automatic, 'I'm good how are you' spills out like word vomit. Am I good? Am I – at this point in my life sitting in my office at 2 PM on a Wednesday – happy? I'm not alone; according to Forbes, over 50% of people are unhappy at work, which bubbles over into ot[...]

Badass Women Breaking the Gender Barrier by Bike

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Close your eyes and imagine the first bicycle ride you took without your training wheels. Feel the cool breeze of freedom on your face, taste the blood from a scraped knee from your first inevitable fall, and feel the sunshine hit your face as you move out of the shadows. Now open your eyes and imagine a world in which you're not allowed to ride a bike simpl[...]

6 Instagrammers That Make You Want to Escape into the Montana Wilderness

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'Live and let live' is the Montana state motto, and every inch of this state embodies the wild American spirit. The sky really does seem bluer and bigger, the beer tastes better from a rustic town tap, the roads are winding, and the wildlife isn't afraid to get up close and personal. As I gear up for my last-minute road trip through the Montana wilderness[...]

Keeping Austin Weird With These 5 Festivals

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Living in a city that embraces its weirdness is probably the most incredible thing in the world. But, what is weird? According to Webster, weird is defined as suggesting something supernatural, others go on to define it as strikingly odd, or interesting. Austin, Texas is a mixture of old western meets weird. It is dogs riding in strollers, graffiti passi[...]

A Guide to the Perfect Sunday in Austin, Texas

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"There's a certain freedom you feel the closer you get to Austin, Texas." — Willie Nelson  The Austin secret is definitely out. With an average of 100 people moving to Austin per day, everyone who visits Austin has something wonderful to say about this city. Austin is the capital of Texas, and is also known as the live music capital of the world for its[...]