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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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How I Earned 2 Years of Free Flights with a Southwest Companion Pass

Some people have a natural ability to manipulate points to their best advantage. I am not that person. Airline points are like calculus to me. It generally goes right over my head. So how, then, did an airline points dummy like me manage to fly Southwest for free nearly two years? Not only did I fly for free, but Ryan flew for free anytime he traveled with me.

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Weekend Getaway: Things to do in Santa Fe

New Mexico is one of those under the radar states in the US and Santa Fe has long been thought as a jaunt for those of a retirement age ready to lay some serious cash for one of a kind art pieces. A weekend getaway to Santa Fe promised to be filled with it’s charming adobe buildings, its own style of Southwestern cuisine (oh wow is it spicy) it’s bursting art scene, and easy access to outdoor activities.

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Weekend Getaway: Camping in Joshua Tree National Park

Only a couple hours from tinsel town, Joshua Tree National Park transports you to a landscape like nowhere else on this planet. From twinkling night skies to hiking among fuzzy Joshua Trees and boulders the size of buildings, it’s easy to spend a weekend camping here. The only thing left on your to-do list after a weekend getaway to camp in Joshua Tree National Park is to plan your return trip.

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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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Photo Break – The Beauty of Thailand

Fuel your wanderlust with photos from the beautiful country of Thailand. Famous beaches, lush jungles, bustling cities and amazing food are all within reach in this inexpensive Southeast Asia paradise. We commissioned a Songthaew to drive us to Wat Phra That Doi...

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