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Travel tips and itineraries to maximize your vacation days

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ABOUT THIS BLOG

Hi! I’m Lauren. One of my favorite pastimes is planning and going on epic trips. I decided to start this blog as an easy way to share my tips and itineraries with friends and family, and to serve as a resource for others trying to plan a fun adventure! Don’t let having a 9-5 job stop you- learn how to maximize your vacation days to still be able to check things off your bucketlist!

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Have any questions? Want me to plan your next trip? Just want to chat? Hit me up!

Want to follow my adventures?
  • Spent the weekend relaxing in wine country and exploring this new area! Who could have guessed that @lanoueeric planned this whole trip himself!? Our little trailer Airbnb on a farm surrounded by a vineyard was SO cool. If you’re looking for a wine getaway that’s chiller than Napa, this is it 🍷 .
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#pasorobles #visitpasorobles #centralcalifornia #pasorobleswineries #visitcalifornia #travelusa #daouvineyards #villasanjuliette
  • I love staying at hostels when I travel to a new place because of the awesome people you can meet there. This one in particular also had one of the best hostel views I’ve encountered with a private dock overlooking the volcano lake. Who needs 5-star resorts when you can get views like this for $15/night!? .
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#hosteldelago #lakeatitlan #sanmarcoslalaguna #visitguatemala #travelcentralamerica #visitcentralamerica #guatemalatravel #perhapsyouneedalittleguatemala #exploreguatemala #guatelinda #hostelworld #budgettraveler #backpackingcentralamerica
  • Looking for a quick weekend adventure this summer? Check out my  latest blog post for a guide to 2 days in Moab to check out both Arches NP and Canyonlands NP in one weekend! Link in bio. .
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#delicatearch #archesnationalpark #canyonlandsnationalpark #moabutah #visitmoab #visitutah #utahsunrise #optoutside #womenwhoexplore #lifeelevated #traveldreamseekers #exploreutah #travelusa #findmeoutside #liveyouradventure #utahunique #nationalparkgeek #nationalparklife
  • Keep on floatin’ on 🐠
HBD to my best friend Lindz from one of our favorite places!
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#greenturtlecay #gillambay #abacos #abaco #explorethebahamas #traveldreamseekers #caribbeantravel
  • This hidden gem was my favorite waterfall in Iceland. It’s a bit harder to get to than most waterfalls here - you have to navigate an unmarked trail. BUT this means that you can escape the crowds! 👏🏻
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#bruarfoss #icelandtravel #icelandscape #icelandadvice #traveliceland #djispark #optoutside #landofadventures #southiceland #exploreiceland #travelstoke #goldencircleiceland
  • I love this picture because it’s a true candid captured by @dansko_if_you_want_to. We woke up at 4am and hiked in the dark to see the Delicate Arch at sunrise, but instead of keeping our attention focused there we turned our backs to the iconic arch for a bit to sit in peaceful silence and soak in the view of the sun rising over the landscape around us. It’s moments like these that make all the planning and hiking and exploring worth it! .
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#archesnationalpark #optoutside #delicatearch #womenwhoexplore #visitutah #utahunique #womeninthewild #lifeelevated #liveyouradventure #landofadventures #nationalparkgeek #travelusa #visitmoab
  • One thing I love just as much as traveling is coming home and hanging out in my own backyard. Whenever I’m home I make a point to go outside and watch the sunset from the lifeguard stand. I’ve seen this view so many times (and have taken hundreds or pictures of it) and it still never gets old! .
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#hermosabeach #oursouthbay #hermosalocal #discoverla #visitcalifornia #southbayla #goldenhourlight #optoutside #bestlittlebeachcity
  • Celebrating this rad planet today and every day. Keep on exploring! 🌎
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#earthday #mooneyfalls #havasupaifalls #optoutside #visitarizona #southwestusa #womenwhoexplore #womenwhohike #findmeoutside #havasupai
  • Badlands, good view 🙌🏻
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to get to this amazing lookout point of the Borrego Badlands, you need 4wd to go through about 4 miles of sandy, bumpy roads. The journey is worth it for this epic view!
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#anzaborrego #fontspoint #optoutside #visitcalifornia #californiadesert #explorecalifornia #travelusa #badlands #californiastateparks #womenwhoexplore #lifeelevated #liveyouradventure
  • jurassic park vibes 🦖
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There’s over 100 of these statues scattered throughout the desert in Borrego Springs! Just a quick road trip away from LA or San Diego 🤙🏻
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#galletameadows #borregosprings #anzaborrego #anzaborregodesertstatepark #visitcalifornia #travelusa #discoverla #californiaroadtrips #optoutside #jeepwrangler #explorecalifornia #jeeplove #beabettertraveler
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