Why Snorkeling The Silfra Fissure In Iceland Was My Favorite Adventure

Why Snorkeling The Silfra Fissure In Iceland Was My Favorite Adventure

When we arrived, there was one other person who had signed up for a wet-suit who changed her mind so out of hundreds of people snorkeling for the day it was just Kristin and I braving the cold. We were told it was the choice between driving a school bus and driving a Ferrari, of course we chose the Ferrari!!!

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How to Rent and Travel by RV Anywhere You Want To Go

How to Rent and Travel by RV Anywhere You Want To Go

No matter where you want to travel, renting and traveling with an RV can be a great and memorable experience. Whether you decide that you want to vacation overseas or somewhere in the country, there are ways to rent and travel by RV anywhere you want to go. 

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10 Things To Do In Tempe Arizona

10 Things To Do In Tempe Arizona

Man, every time I go to or through Arizona I just fall more in love with that state! From the desert wilderness, to the red rocks, to the mountaintops, it just gets more and more beautiful! But when I had the chance to visit Tempe last month I wasn’t sure what to expect other than a fun little college town.

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5 Unusual Things to Do In and Around Santa Cruz

5 Unusual Things to Do In and Around Santa Cruz

True California beach towns are going extinct. All up and down the coast, former strongholds of surf and bohemian culture are being transformed into exclusive neighborhoods for wealthy transplants. Five-star restaurants have been replaced with taco stands, while million dollar mansions now loom where beach bungalows once stood.

However, there are exceptions to this growing rule.

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10 Tips For Traveling With Pets

DON’T GET A DOG! I heard it soooo many times throughout my life. First, I was too young, then I was too busy, next it was “wait until you’re married and have help”, and finally “you travel too much” (YUP!) The truth is, like any big decision; starting a job, quitting a job, moving, having kids, or having a dog…there really is no “right time” to make the leap.

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Women in Travel Summit - The Premiere Event For Ladies Who Love Travel

Women in Travel Summit - The Premiere Event For Ladies Who Love Travel

The Women in Travel Summit is full of amazing panels ranging from working with brands, to family or solo travel, to diversity in adventure, and so on. It’s a place where everyone is welcome and we build each other up. I’ve made amazing friendships and collaborations from this event.

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10 Things To Do In 24 Hours at Niagara Falls

10 Things To Do In 24 Hours at Niagara Falls

I took an extra day to spend at Niagara Falls and see how much I could in 24 hours. These 10 things prove that you don’t need a long time in a destination to have an amazing time!

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To Raft or Not to Raft...

The Killer Kern. That's what they call it. The Kern River has claimed over 280 lives since 1968 and another 8 this summer alone.

When story after story started coming out about the extremely dangerous water levels this year and the accidents started piling up I had some MAJOR second thoughts.

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Pushing Out of My Comfort Zone...and Beyond!

Pushing Out of My Comfort Zone...and Beyond!

I've been afraid of almost everything I've done on this show which has made it all such an epic adventure and helped me grow so much as a person. I try to stick within my safety limits and hover right between exhilarating and scary. Little did I know a place like Pismo Beach would push me right to that edge!

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The Power of Chicago

The Power of Chicago

There's something about Chicago. It's sort of like the mean neighbor you tried really hard not to like but there's just something about him that you can't stop thinking about...and before you know it you're in a full on love affair! At least that's how this city was for me. 

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Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park

Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park

When people think of Costa Rica they think of adventure. So what better place to go and do as much as possible than Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park. It's a one-stop shop for adventure! 

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The Springs Resort & Spa - Costa Rica

The Springs Resort & Spa - Costa Rica

I never believed that where you stayed could make the trip. I always figured the destination was the only thing that mattered and then give me a motel, a tent, my car, or even just the ground to close my eyes in between adventures. And then I stayed at the Springs Resort and Spa in Costa Rica. Talk about luxury and bringing a vacation to another level!

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Why YouTube Scares Me

Why YouTube Scares Me

I've been creating and hosting Monica Goes for over two years now and I have a confession...YouTube scares me. This entire social media, blogging, and vlogging world scares me! I feel a bit old and late to the game. When I started, I had to google "how to use twitter". All I ever wanted to do was host and inspire people to go on adventures! 

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Monica Goes...Let's Keep Going!

Monica Goes...Let's Keep Going!

When I started this show I had no idea what it would become. All I knew was that taking adventures, pushing out of my comfort zone, and inspiring people to do the same was something that meant a lot to me and that this was a way for me to share that. I had no idea how much it would change my life! Five minutes into shooting the first episode I knew that this was what I was meant to do for the rest of my life! 

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National Park 100 - For the Newcomer...

National Park 100 - For the Newcomer...

As I sit here and I think about how a few years ago I didn't know anything about the national parks, how I could barely list 5 of them, and how now I've fallen in love and made a passion out of exploring them, I'm blown away!

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