Surfing 101

Truthfully, this blog is just as much for me as I hope it will be for other beginner surfers. 

After epically failing when renting a board and going out by myself for the first time on a trip to Ocean Beach, I opted to take the second surf lesson of my life to ask all the questions I had whilst getting pummeled by waves and fighting back tears the day before. 

Here are the top 10 game changers I learned the hard way, so you don’t have to.

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West Fork-ish

As much fun as exploring other states most certainly is, I was so excited to be back exploring my own with a friend this past Monday.

The preliminary plan: a day trip to Sedona and ice cream. Other than the need for packing a suit the morning of no further plans were discussed — just how we wanted it. 

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Oak Creek

Since I can’t seem to concentrate long enough to write a full blog, I have written a “mini blog.” 

And the topic of this itty, bitty “mini blog” is one of my favorite things to do in Sedona, AZ: play in the creek. 

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Traveling On A Budget

As the queen of not having a whole lot of spending money (or at least not any money I should be spending), finding even small ways to spend less money goes a long way. The most predominant time I encountered this setback was in Ireland last winter where I wasn’t able to get a part-time job to help with expenses. Since every dime I spent was eating away at my savings, I was constantly on the prowl for ways to save money. 

Here’s five tips for saving money while traveling (and in general). 

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6 Touring Tips & Tricks

  1. Take a Tour!!!

I cannot — and I mean cannot — stress this enough. The second you get to your location — take a dang tour. Find a tour that’s going to give you a good overview of wherever you’re staying. Find one that’s going to give you a taste of the culture there. Tours can be expensive but at the end of the trip at least you’ll know you had at least one truly riveting, enriching and exciting adventure. 

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