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An Introvert’s Guide to Conferences

Conferences are exhausting for introverts. Don’t get me wrong — they’re great. I love them. It’s an environment full of energy, full of people, and full of possibility. The networking opportunities are endless, and there are typically workshops, exhibitors, and events going on from the early hours of the morning until well into the night. There’s […]
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Buying Vacations in Bulk: Getting More for Less

Note: Here at Outbound Adventurer, we’re always looking for cheap alternatives to the traditional vacation. It’s why we tend to lodge through Airbnb and Travelocity and fly discount airlines like Frontier and Wow Air. Recently, Russell Hryvnak from Sundance Vacations approached us with a whole new take on making trips affordable, particularly for American families. […]
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How to Afford Part-Time Travel: Blogger Tips & Tricks

You might think that having a full time job would make traveling more affordable, but that’s not always the case. Traveling in short spurts can be much more expensive than traveling slowly over a long period of time, if you’re not careful. You’re more likely to stay in expensive hotels and eat out at expensive restaurants. […]
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Breaking Free: (Finally) Making Travel a Priority

I’ve been spending a lot of time reflecting lately, and as a result, I want to deviate from my usual location or activity review today. Instead, I want to talk about why I’m here in the first place. Fair warning: this is going to be a longer post than usual. I’ve been going back and forth […]
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Hiking Sedona: Climbing Cathedral Rock

In my overview of our visit to Sedona, Arizona, I mentioned Cathedral Rock, one of the most iconic hikes in the area. It was the first thing that we did when arriving in Sedona, but we knew absolutely nothing about it going in. The trek came on the recommendation of a friend, and all I […]
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Exploring Sedona: From Mysticism to Mountains

Over Martin Luther King Day weekend Tara and I took advantage of the awesome Frontier Airlines fares between Houston and Phoenix. I’ve been meaning to knock Arizona off my list for pretty much forever, and even though we had just returned from the Christmas holidays we were ready for another vacation. Rather than stay in Phoenix […]
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Travel Croatia: 5 Ways Croatia Defies Expectations

Even though Croatia has been getting a lot of hype in the travel realm lately, it continues to be a victim of misconceptions among many Americans (and by “American” I am referring to my United States brethren). This was no more obvious than in the days leading up to my trip there. While some seemed excited, […]
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