Articles written by: Courtney Lambert

Courtney is a full time writer covering soccer, travel and the outdoors. You can find her scouting out hole in the wall joints for the perfect carnitas taco, jumping in the ocean under the light of a full moon or exploring the beautiful Florida wilderness and documenting her adventures in her blog,

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How to Deal with Culture Shock after Traveling

Travel is medicine. It is indeed a high unlike any in the world. A single dose will spread throughout, detoxing your body and soul, making you dream, desire, appreciate and simply smile more. But, there’s always an end to every high. There’s the end of an incredible journey, the long […]

6 Must See Sites in Myanmar

6 Must See Sites in Myanmar

Take in the smells of spicy foods cooking along the streets, men smoking cigarettes through giant homemade water pipes, and children and street dogs trotting alongside traffic on roads stained burgundy with splashes of betel nut spit. In a land where Buddhism reigns, the glittering tips of pagodas and temples […]


A Woman Backpacker’s Guide to Packing Light for Southeast Asia

Ladies, you’ve done it. You’ve booked your plane ticket to Southeast Asia…a most exciting and pivotal step in planning for your life-changing trip. Now, it’s time to buckle down and think about resources, gear and a backpack. Southeast Asia is filled with varying cultures, where conservative tradition is highly regarded […]


6 Savory Vietnamese Dishes for Every Traveling Foodie

Vietnam is a mecca for foodies; a Southeast Asia gem with a rich cuisine that accompanies a culture just as rich in history, beauty, and tradition. If you and your palate are gearing up to take this scrumptious, exotic smorgasbord head on, there are a handful of delectable dishes you […]

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6 Tips for Surviving Thailand’s Songkran Festival

The Thai people know how to throw a killer New Year’s celebration. Forget the sequins, ball drops and champagne—why not just shut down businesses and have a nationwide water fight for three days instead? That’s what I’m talking about. The Thai New Year, Songkran, is held every April 13-15 and […]

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8 Tips for the Solo Female Traveler in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka—the pearl of the Indian Ocean. Following a long civil war, this tiny island nation is beginning to get notice in the backpacking world, and rightly so. It’s a travellers treasure trove, filled with rich history, exploding with untouched wilderness and as for meals and accommodation—the locals are friendly […]

6 Signs That It’s Time for a Career Break (and go travel)

6 Signs That It’s Time for a Career Break (and go travel)

Taking a career break to travel can be super scary, and while toying with the idea, some might call you crazy or say to do so would be detrimental to your financial future- but is it really? And you must ask yourself- what got you to the point of considering […]

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6 Stunning Sinkholes from Around the World

Sinkholes are kind of eerie. But, they’re also quite awesome. Some sinkholes result in mass destruction while others have become incredible travel destinations for diving, swimming, and exploration. Looking for something out of the ordinary on your next trip? Check out these 6 stunning sinkholes from around the world. The […]

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Plan Your Florida Keys Trip Off the Beaten Path

The Florida Keys are magical—and even then, magical is an understatement. I mean, there is no other place like it in the USA, with beaches that will steal your heart, water that will cleanse your soul, and nature that has managed to remain virtually untouched despite years of tourism. Comprised […]

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7 Beautiful U.S. Road Trip Destinations

It’s road trip season, people; a favorite American pastime that has taken travelers all over this majestic country to some of the most beautiful and varied landscapes in the world, whether it be coastal, mountainous, or through quirky small towns where culture is rich. Here are 7 must see road […]