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Meet Headed Anywhere

Hi! I’m Daina, a Chicago native turned Southern Californian. I didn’t quit my job to travel, but my limited vacation days can’t stop me from finding adventures both abroad and near.  Adventure is out there, you just have to know where to look for it.

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An Authentic Hawaiian Experience: Hiking Halawa Valley on Molokai

Hiking into Halawa Valley on Molokai is hiking into one of Molokai’s most ancient places. The Halawa Valley trek will lead you past the ruins of structures believed to have been built by Polynesians around 650 AD, through thick foliage, and through a river. You will ultimately end at the double tiered 250 foot Mo’oula Falls…

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How To Plan a Surprise Trip

Planning a surprise trip for someone is an exciting and fun way to integrate travel into your life. Finding any excuse, like a birthday or a promotion, is a great excuse to plan a surprise trip and celebrate whatever occasion it happens to be.

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Tips for Planning a Trip to Tonga

Planning a trip to Tonga can pose a number of challenges that range from not finding the information you are looking for online to having to understand cultural practices that can and will impact your travel plans. Traveling to destinations, such as Tonga, that are much less …

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Fall in Love with the Amazingly Beautiful Cook Islands

Far removed from a fast paced life and tucked away in the expanse of the South Pacific is the ocean’s best kept secret. The treasure trove of 15 atoll islands, known as the Cook Islands, is truly a place to disconnect and experience island life. The islands attract...

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Photo Break – Colorful Colombia

During our 10 days in Colombia we experienced the warmth of the people (seriously, some of the nicest people I have ever met), the natural beauty of the country, and the richness of both food and culture. If you ever have the opportunity to visit Colombia, do it!

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Our Amazing Cross Country Road Trip

A little over a year ago Ryan and I began our cross country trek to our new life in San Diego. How that year went by so quickly is beyond me, but here we are and I have yet to share photos from our week-long journey. Gothenburg, Nebraska Our first touristy stop along...

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