All in Travel

*Persist* It's not you, it's the straps.

<p> A half hour into a sandy 5.7-mile backpacking hike, J was struggling. She was sulking: feet fumbling, head down, arms limp and a yell of humorous (and not) dispair every hundred feet. She pointed out every portion of flat land with tree cover along the way, "We could just tent here. They won't check."  </p>

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5 Travel Tips for Engaging to Relax

<p> Often vacations are relegated to passive relaxation activities meant to reinvigorate the vacationer. But is that the passiveness the best way to recharge? It hit hard on this trip to Portugal that sometimes the best way to recharge is to engage. </p>

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