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St. Petersburg Top 10 Sites

By Sydney on June 19th 2014 in Mobile Lifestyle 2 comments

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Hi! Hope your summer is off to a great start. I’m on on the road for another week or two and am squeezing in some R&R. I want to share some of my pics from the incredible St Petersburg, Russia. I always dreamed about visiting Russia after hearing my mom tell stories of her visits […]

12 Reasons I Love Living In San Francisco

By Sydney on June 12th 2014 in Mobile Lifestyle 3 comments

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I loved Tony Bennett’s song I Left My Heart In San Francisco before I moved here, but it means even more to me now that I’m an SF resident. I used to dream about living here after I first came to visit in my teens, so I feel very fortunate that my dream came true! If […]

Don’t Forget To Travel, It Might Bring World Peace!

By Sydney on May 19th 2014 in Mobile Lifestyle 4 comments

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Even after visiting 25 countries and counting, I still look forward to my next trip abroad. I’ve been fortunate to see a lot of different places over the years, and the memories will stick with me forever. We all get busy and money can get tight, but I hope you don’t forget to travel whenever […]

An Untemplate Off The Grid Retirement

By Sydney on April 28th 2014 in Mobile Lifestyle 9 comments

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Both of my parents retired in their 60s. It’s impressive they both worked as long as they did because I have a hard time envisioning myself working full time into my 60s (25+ more years). My dad’s career was not an easy one, especially working blue collar jobs with multiple back injuries. But I’ve learned […]

Efficient Travel Tips From A Burnt Out Explorer

By Sydney on March 17th 2014 in Mobile Lifestyle 18 comments

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It’s been a while since I’ve written about travel, and I’ve got major trip planning on my brain. One task I have each year is to look ahead and decide where I want to go, which isn’t a bad problem to have. There are so many possibilities, and it usually takes me a good chunk […]

5 Inspirational Travel Destinations

By Sydney on November 7th 2013 in Mobile Lifestyle 9 comments

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There are so many fascinating places to see out there. I’ve been fortunate to travel a fair amount so far (25 countries), but there are still countless more cities, villages, trails, and marine parks I want to explore. It can be so hard to figure out where to go next! You’ve probably felt the same way […]

The Sweet Taste Of Victory: YES! Holy Smokes I Did It!

By Sydney on August 26th 2013 in Mobile Lifestyle 12 comments

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There’s no greater feeling than the moment you achieve a goal, cross the finish line, and complete something remarkable. The sweet taste of victory is euphoric and filled with immeasurable happiness. But it takes a lot to get there. I’m talking sweat, anxiety, conquering fears, taking risks, and building mental toughness. But a lot of […]