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 This blog is full of stories, advice, and tricks to help you avoid the missteps I’ve made along my travels.

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Complete Guide to Matka Canyon (September 2019)

Matka Canyon: The Total Guide to Macedonia’s Natural Wonder Reasons to  Matka Canyon Not Overly Crowded With Tourist Great Hikes Cheap Great Local Food Caving Cliff Jumping Planning a trip to Matka Canyon? But unsure how to get there, when to go, and what to do once you arrive? Luckily, you’ve landed

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18 Outstanding Day Trips From Paris By Train (New 2019)

Day Trips From Paris The Ultimate List Most travelers aren’t aware of all the awesome day trips from Paris. But stick with me, and in the next few minutes, you’ll discover over a dozen adventures outside of the city. I’ve visited Paris over 9 times. And on each visit, I make

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102 Adventure Quotes About Life, Love, and Travel

102 Adventure Quotes  Sayings ABout Life and Travel Adventure quotes help inspire us, fuel our dreams, and give us the courage we need to face our fears head-on. As adrenaline junkies, we’re often faced with pushing ourselves past the uncomfortable and into the unknown.  I used quotes about adventure to

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20 Best Islands in Croatia: The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Visit

The 20 Best Islands in Croatia   (With Pictures) Looking for the best Islands in Croatia? Are you wondering what’s the difference between Hvar and Vis?” Or looking for the best beaches? This post answers those questions and more.  The problem with the islands on the Dalmatian coast isn’t a problem

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Skopje: The Complete Travel Guide to Northern Macedonia Capital (2019)

Skopje Macedonia: The 2019 City Guide Reasons to  Visit Skopje Not Overly Crowded With Tourist Awesome Food Cheap Great Local Food Fun Day Trips Hundreds of Statues Iconic City Pin this Post Skopje Macedonia’s capital city, isn’t anything like I expected. To be honest, I wasn’t sure what I was picturing in

Backpacking Greece: Complete Guide to Plan Your Trip

Backpacking Greece: The Total & Complete Guide for 2019 Why Greece SOME OF THE KINDEST LOCALS IN EUROPE STUNNING ISLANDS ANCIENT RUINS A LAND FULL OF MYTHS AND LEGENDS GREECE IS THE BIRTHPLACE OF DEMOCRACY RICH CULTURE NIGHTLIFE Backpacking Greece is to embark on a journey to postcard-worthy white houses

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How to Get Married in Sweden as a Foreigner

Getting Married in Sweden Everything You Need to Know So you want to get married in Sweden!? Congrats! And welcome to the club. I’ve recently went through the process, and it’s not nearly as confusing or arduous as you might think. Actually, Sweden is one of the easiest countries in

101 Italy Facts that Will Inspire You Wanderlust.

101 Fun Italy Facts Ready for some fun Italy facts? Every country has its small idiosyncrasies that shaped its history throughout the ages and formed the cultures we see today. This is one of the things I love most about backpacking Europe. You have dozens of countries squished together in

Upgraded Points Review: Get More for Your Miles

Get The most From Your Miles:UPGRADED POINTS REVIEW Follow the Journey on Instagram!  Earning miles, maximizing points, and finding ways to capitalize on these to get more out of my travels is a way of life for me. Because of this, I am always researching, and trying to find new

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Hi! I’m Stephen Schreck (pronounced like SHREK), but don’t worry I’m not green.

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