What to see & do on a perfect trip to Thomas, West Virginia

What to see & do on a perfect trip to Thomas, West Virginia

Because the Monongahela National Forest is jaw-droppingly beautiful,  the state has spent a ton of money turning the area into a well-maintained park system.  Thomas is located on the edge of the state park, and has taken up the torch of being the "stopover towns" for hikers and skiers. 

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An Easy Way to Do Good While Traveling: Pack for a Purpose

An Easy Way to Do Good While Traveling: Pack for a Purpose

Pack for a Purpose is a non-profit organization that provides travelers with the information they need to take supplies to local charities and projects. Using the extra space in their suitcase, travelers can bring supplies with them as a hostess gift to the community they are staying in!   

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A Wool Shop in Portugal You Can't Miss

A Wool Shop in Portugal You Can't Miss

Portuguese wool was something I'd heard of before coming to the country, but not in the same way I'd heard about port, tiles, and little custard tartsWool wasn't at the top of my 'Things to Find While in Portugal' list. (Did you heard the part about custard tarts? I was busy.) That was until I discovered a tiny, beautiful wool shop in Porto. 

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What Would The Perfect Hostel Look Like?

What Would The Perfect Hostel Look Like?

In my time traipsing around this globe, I have stayed in some hostels that felt like a home away from home. 

But I have also stayed in some... less than pleasant accommodations.

While in Sarajevo, my friends and I laughed about this fact, and decided to come up with a list of qualities "the Perfect Hostel" would have.

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