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, www.localtravelgal.wordpress.com.

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 [...]

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8 Beautiful U.S. Destinations to Make a Splash

When it starts to warm up, nothing makes a vacation better than adding some water fun to the mix. Whether a lake, river, beach or waterfall- a wet destination is the best for enjoying natural beauty and cooling off in the hot sun. Explore some of the most stunning U.S. [...]

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10 Tips to Survive a Music Festival

Two words: music festival.  What emotions do those words evoke? Extreme exhilaration? Do you smell those porter-potties? Dancing around your room dreaming of days in the woods, no showers, and festival friends old and new? It’s festival season people- here are a few tips to help you survive the delicious [...]

6 Illegal Activities You can do Outside the U.S.

6 Illegal Activities You can do Outside the U.S.

Before we get started, let me just say that this is not condoning illegal activities or for the most part, condoning activities that can get you seriously injured or thrown in jail. But, let’s be real–when traveling, why stick to the same old same old when you can live life [...]

7 U.S. Cities to Celebrate St. Patty’s day

7 U.S. Cities to Celebrate St. Patty’s day

Oh Saint Patrick’s day…an Irish holiday filled with music, food, parades, festivities and all things green. You don’t have to travel to Ireland to celebrate, and America boasts some of the best parties around. Check out these 7 cities from around the U.S. to get down and get green for [...]

Affordable Round Trip Airfare Between U.S. and Europe Could Become Reality

Affordable Round Trip Airfare Between U.S. and Europe Could Become Reality

This year, the dream of round-trip airfare from the U.S. to Europe for under $500 with taxes and fees included could become a reality. You read right folks. Norwegian Air Shuttle made the confident announcement in early February, pricking excited ears all over the world while also rubbing the travel [...]

6 Florida Dream Spots for Paddlers

6 Florida Dream Spots for Paddlers

Florida is gaining in popularity, not just for its beautiful beaches, but for the wondrous freshwater springs, rivers and creeks that invite kayak and canoe enthusiasts to explore and experience truly amazing wilderness that the Sunshine state has to offer. Grab your paddles- Here are 6 Florida paddle spots you [...]