Meet Paige

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Why Do I Travel:

It’s right there in the title – for the love of wanderlust. I truly have a serious and incurable case of the travel bug. I travel simply because I love it. I come by it honestly, my parents always made family road trips to historic sites, theme parks, national parks + kitschy stops along the way a priority in our lives. They taught me to be independent, to love the world around me and have encouraged my sense of curiosity about all aspects of life. I’ve always been a person who wanted to learn more and I truly feel like I learn something new everyday while on the road. Travel has shaped + strengthened many of my relationships, given me confidence + boundless opportunities to learn, and it has given me memories that I never would have had without stepping outside my front door.

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About the Wanderluster:

I have been traveling since I was 4-years-old and 22-years later I’ve never once looked back. My travel obsessions are taking road trips, hiking, experiencing new cultures, meeting new + interesting people, fumbling over new languages, making memories to last a lifetime, and of course photographing + writing about it all. I grew up in the Ozarks and stayed in Springfield, MO through college where I majored in cultural + linguistic anthropology and minored in Eastern religion.

After graduating, I spent some time traveling in the U.S. which led me to a move halfway across the country to Asheville, NC where I met the love of my life – my husband, Matt. We’re currently back in the Ozarks and will be for the next few months until we head off on our next big adventure. [We have one-way tickets to Bangkok in September!] We still call Asheville our home and plan to make it our permanent home-base in the near future.

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Although travel is one of the biggest parts of my life other things I enjoy are puppy cuddles with our dog, Brady, doing all sorts of crafty things – crocheting being a top choice, drinking craft beer with friends, cooking and reading. I also really love music – live, blasted in the car or on vinyl – I love it all.

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How I Travel:

I have a really hard time trying to pick my true ‘travel niche’ because I love it all. I’m always up for new experiences and I feel just as home on an epic road trip, on the Inca Trail, at the MoMA or sitting in a temple in Laos.

As of now, I’ve been to all 50 states in the U.S., and most states I’ve been to at least twice. I’ve traveled in 21 countries and I am constantly planning my next adventure.

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I’m a huge advocate for budget travel because I wish more people realized just how affordable travel can be! Plus, it’s what I feel most comfortable writing about because it’s how we’re able to travel so frequently. Sometimes it does take thinking outside the box + getting creative to pull it off, but it’s all so worth it to get to see the world. I believe this starts at home, and while my everyday life is way more boring than my time traveling, it’s worth it to have skipped that night out or that new phone when I’m spending months abroad at a time.

However, I also believe that if you save your money to get to exotic places you want to be able to do the things you came to see! After all, who wants to miss out on going up the Eiffel Tower or catching the sunrise at Angkor Wat?

Travel is what you make of it. If you go into with an open mind and sense of adventure, get ready for your life to be changed. Also, remember that everyone’s travel style + taste is different and it’s all about what you want to get out of it.

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Navigating the Blog:

Just some basics about For the Love of Wanderlust

Like I said above, because I love to try it all, it’s hard to define my niche. But, to make things easier, I’ve categorized my posts for you by Travel Activities that include hiking, beer and more!

Want to see Where I’ve Been? It’s categorized by country / state so you can easily find loads of information and photos from these places I’ve been fortunate enough to visit.

Want to talk shop? My Travel Talk section has posts with travel-related topics like ‘Is Wandering Dead‘ or Lessons I Learned on the Inca Trail and guides to Hostel Living, Saving Money and taking epic Road Trips.

Wanderlust Wednesdays are now monthly posts that come out the first Wednesday of the month and they’re filled with photos, books, movies, music + more that have inspired me.

Thanks for stopping by and getting to know For the Love of Wanderlust and the person behind it. I hope you will follow along and feel free to comment so I can get to know you too!

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DISCLAIMER: Any of the information and advice found on For the Love of Wanderlust is for general information purposes only. I work my hardest to take reasonable care to give my readers accurate and up-to-date information to the best of my knowledge. For the Love of Wanderlust (Paige Wunder) makes no express warranties of any kind and explicitly disclaims any implied warranties about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability of any information contained herein, travel or otherwise. Under no circumstances will For the Love of Wanderlust (Paige Wunder) be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage in connection with the use of this website. Any reliance you place on any of the information you received from this blog is done strictly at your own risk.

192 Comments

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    Davis Li
    June 17, 2011 at 9:08 am

    hey thanks!! nice to meet u.. i see that u like to travel too.. hehe…
    please keep in touch…

    http://www.about.me/davisli

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      ashleypaige4
      June 18, 2011 at 8:44 pm

      Yes I love to travel! I’m excited to follow up on your trip!

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    Little Fingers
    June 17, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Hi Ashley Thanks for dropping comment at my blog, I came here and instantly fell in love with your travel posts. I have similar interest like you traveling, photography. I will add you to my reader, would love to read your travel posts 🙂

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      ashleypaige4
      June 17, 2011 at 5:01 pm

      Thanks for stopping by mine, and for the compliment! I really appreciate it! I’ll be sure to follow your blog too! Happy anniversary, by the way 🙂

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    bagnidilucca
    June 18, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    I’m coming along for the ride.

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    thirdeyemom
    June 19, 2011 at 7:16 am

    I just checked out your blog and you sound like a younger version of me! I recently watched Midnight in Paris and loved it! Especially since I spent my junior year abroad in Paris (way back in 2003!!!!)….anyway, I saw you checked out my blog about Machu Picchu…check out my thirdeyemom blog as well! ALso, I didn’t see a “subscribe” button on your site….is it there? I’d love to get emails of new posts! 🙂

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      ashleypaige4
      June 19, 2011 at 8:22 am

      Thanks for checking out my my blog! I love your thirdeyemom blog! I just added a subscribe button, thanks for asking about that. I think the fact that I’m still learning about blogging is showing! 😉 Definitely subscribe, and now that I know that exists, I’m going to subscribe to yours as well! Thanks!
      Didn’t midnight in Paris seriously make you want to go back?

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    Gosbert
    January 7, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    That’s an amazing picture, inspiring, it captures the mood of your blog perfectly.

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      ashleypaige4
      January 7, 2012 at 6:42 pm

      Thank you very much, and thank you for subscribing to my blog!

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    Anuradha Sarup
    January 10, 2012 at 10:07 am

    wanderlust Wednesdays what a great idea. Very inspiration 🙂

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      ashleypaige4
      January 10, 2012 at 2:44 pm

      Thank you! I love looking at that kind of stuff and think about travel all the time, and it allows me to blog when I’m not traveling! Thanks for reading!

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    Stuart Hyde - shpics
    January 16, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Great blog Ashley..Thanks for visiting mine.

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      ashleypaige4
      January 16, 2012 at 3:10 pm

      Thanks for returning the favor and stopping by mine!

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    cynryan
    January 23, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Hi Ashley,

    We seem to be kindred spirits. I can’t get enough of traveling to all parts of the globe. Thanks for commenting on my blog, Cancer Hits the Streets.

    I’ll be back to read more!

    Cynthia

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      ashleypaige4
      January 23, 2012 at 11:18 am

      Hi Cynthia! Thanks for stopping by my blog; I think we are kindred spirits, and that’s what I’m loving most about the WordPress Community because I’ve gotten to meet so many people that feel the same about travel! I can’t wait to see where your feet take you and read about your adventures!

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    thenicethingaboutstrangers
    January 28, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Greetings from a fellow Paige! Looking forward to trading ideas as we wander (on past each other, perhaps?)

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      ashleypaige4
      January 28, 2012 at 11:05 pm

      Well, hello, fellow Paige! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I can’t wait to read more about your travels. I really love the quotes you put with your photos! Can’t wait to read more!

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    kathryntjones
    January 29, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Ashely,
    Love the Twain quote and your blog. I’ve got a few years on you (more than a few!) and have always found time and money to travel, even when it seemed impossible. I wish you many adventures and a wonderful life! –kathy

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      ashleypaige4
      January 30, 2012 at 9:57 am

      Kathy,
      Thanks for stopping by my blog, and the compliment on it! That Mark Twain quote is probably my favorite quote of all time. I’m glad to hear that you think the time and money is well worth it. I can’t imagine my life without travels! Thanks for commenting and I hope you also have many adventures and a beautiful life!

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    Time Zone Hopper
    January 31, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Hi Ashley,
    Thanks for giving my start up travel blog a visit. I’ve been traveling for 10 years, and have amassed a collection of photos and stories that I used to share on FB. I’m taking my photo and traveling life off FB as soon as I have my blog all set up and running.
    Some places that I’ve been to are: Most of the western European countries, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Nepal, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Mongolia and pockets of the great white north, Canada.

    Keep in touch!

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      ashleypaige4
      January 31, 2012 at 4:58 pm

      I can’t wait to see more photos, sounds like you have a ton of stories to tell! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    ahart
    February 9, 2012 at 2:16 am

    Hi Ashley,

    You seem like you’d be a great guest for my new travel site (Atlas Sliced – http://atlassliced.com). Would you be interested in sharing a travel story?

    – Alexa

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    shawnandsuzanne
    February 14, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Ashleigh, go to our blog 2/14 we nominated you for a VBA!

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      ashleypaige4
      February 14, 2012 at 10:39 am

      Thank you very much! And congrats on your nomination!

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    a note of gratitude and thank you – Liebster, Kreative Blogger, Versatile Blogger & 7 super shots « visual journey
    February 22, 2012 at 2:44 am

    […] that you chose my blog in your lists. Special thanks go to Otto Von Munchow, Emilino Emloile, Ashely Paige, Kathryn and every other person who remembered me (forgive me if forgot to mention you – […]

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    Arohika
    March 14, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    You have a wonderful blog Ashley and i would keep coming back 🙂

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      ashleypaige4
      March 14, 2012 at 4:00 pm

      Thank you for stopping by, and for the compliment!

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    Tim Shey
    March 31, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    I like your quote by Mark Twain. Here is another good quote:

    “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”

    –William Shedd

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      ashleypaige4
      March 31, 2012 at 3:11 pm

      I love that! I actually have a tattoo of a ship on the inside of my wrist that represents the Mark Twain quote, so I love the analogy of ships with travel! Thanks for really going through my blog! I’m enjoying all the comments and feedback!

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    Travel Bugster
    April 29, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Hey Ashley..Keep up the wanderlust. I totally agree with you about not waiting to travel. I’ve spent my life travelling with my wife and sometimes without. 25 cruises later and many places in between. No regrets. May not have the retirement that alot of folks have because of it, but I never wanted to be rich walking the beach with a walker or worse a wheelchair trying to remember why I waited. Pack in the memories girl. Check out my gallery for some great travel destinations.

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      ashleypaige4
      April 30, 2012 at 1:06 am

      Thanks for stopping by my blog! I’m glad to hear there are others not wanting to wait! I think about having to use a walker or wheelchair while traveling too. It just doesn’t make sense to me to put off things when I’m young and adventurous! Hope you and your wife keep making amazing memories!

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    whitt88
    May 20, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    At such a young age, following Mark Twain’s advice, concentrating in anthropology, then creating an informative and entertaining blog site is quite an accomplishment already. There’s no need to worry about how well you will apply your abilities; past, present or future, you’ve got it made.

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      ashleypaige4
      May 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm

      Thank you so much; every time I get a comment from you it makes my day! I appreciate your comments and you reading my blog so much!

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        whitt88
        May 22, 2012 at 10:24 pm

        You’ve very welcome. I’m just impressed with the way you’ve learned to work.

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    pviette
    September 12, 2012 at 6:26 am

    Thank you for liking my blogpost, Ashley, and I couldn’t agree with you more : “sail away from the safe harbor, dream, explore, dare”. Age, obviously, has nothing to do with it :). Patricia http://www.pviette.wordpress.com

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      ashleypaige4
      September 12, 2012 at 6:28 am

      Thanks for checking out my blog! I agree that age as nothing to do with it! Everyone who wants to explore, dream and discover just needs to get out there and do it!

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    adventurousandrea
    October 10, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Great blog, Ashley!

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      ashleypaige4
      October 10, 2012 at 10:54 am

      Thank you very much, and thanks for ‘Following’ me! I appreciate it! Hope you continue to like it!

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        adventurousandrea
        October 10, 2012 at 11:07 am

        You’re so welcome. 🙂

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    pnicholl
    October 21, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Here’s another Paige checking in … great blog, and thank you for commenting on mine! Love your pages of travel quotes, and you need to include New England in your wanderings. I love to travel too … I’ll be following along! 🙂

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      ashleypaige4
      October 21, 2012 at 8:02 am

      Thanks for stopping by! I would love to go to New England, I just haven’t been able to tear myself away from the West yet 🙂 I’m dying to hit up the historical sites and Acadia National Park! Thanks for commenting and I hope to hear more about your travels!

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    anliette
    October 21, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Thank you Ashley for commenting on my blog post. 🙂 I am looking forward to hearing more about your travels, looks like we’re kindred spirits! 🙂 Anliette

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      ashleypaige4
      October 21, 2012 at 3:25 pm

      I think we are! I really enjoyed your blog and can’t wait to read more!

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    Jo Fredric
    October 27, 2012 at 1:17 am

    Thanks for stopping by and liking our post. You have been to some great places – the stories are making my wanderlust stronger (if that’s possible!)

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      ashleypaige4
      October 29, 2012 at 1:39 pm

      No problem, thanks for checking my blog out, too! Thanks, for the amazing compliment! I can’t wait to read more from you as well!

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    Anastasios
    November 2, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    hey! i love the way how you see the life!! have you a facebook account ?

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      ashleypaige4
      November 2, 2012 at 2:56 pm

      Thanks for the compliment and for stopping by my blog. I have a personal account on facebook, but not a blog one.

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    Esmé
    March 17, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Hey there, I really like your blog and reading about your travel experiences, so I decided to nominate you for the Liebster award! Read my article to know what to do next: http://littlehiddenplace.wordpress.com/2013/03/17/the-liebster-award/
    Cheers, Esmé

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      ashleypaige4
      March 17, 2013 at 10:44 pm

      Thank you so much for reading my blog and also for nominating it for the Liebster Award! That is so generous of you!

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        Esmé
        March 18, 2013 at 7:52 am

        You are most welcome! Looking forward to reading your answers 🙂

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    March 21, 2013 at 11:04 pm

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    Ajaytao2010
    April 18, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Nice reading about you

    Thanks for visiting my blog Ajaytao2010@wordpress.com. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may definitely find something of your interest.

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      ashleypaige4
      April 18, 2013 at 6:01 pm

      I’ll definitely have to check it out! Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and go through it! I really appreciate it!

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    Ellie Greathead
    May 5, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Hi! I have nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blog Award! I love reading your blog 🙂 Check out what to do next. http://eleanorgreathead.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/another-award/

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      ashleypaige4
      May 6, 2013 at 8:17 am

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate it and can’t wait to do the post! Thank you again!

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    rachelynne
    May 25, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    A girl after my own heart. I did a senior trip to Italy in high school too and have been in love with traveling ever since =) I don’t know if it was the Italy trip in particular that did it for me or others, but I get where you’re coming from.

    Can’t wait to read more!

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      ashleypaige4
      May 25, 2013 at 3:30 pm

      Traveling is just such a spectacular experience. I’ve never done anything that even comes close to it. Thank you for reading and following!

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    angelinahue
    July 7, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Thanks for visiting my blog and the Mark Twain quote’s one of my favourites too!

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      ashleypaige4
      July 8, 2013 at 5:16 pm

      No problem, and thanks for visiting mine! It’s a great quote and it really is something to take to heart!

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    Ineke
    July 19, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Hi Ashley, where did you find the infograph on the world languages? I need the original (plus source) for a magazine 🙂 Love your blog, Ineke

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    Vikrant
    August 31, 2013 at 2:14 am

    Hi Ashley, thanks for stopping by at my blog….gave me a chance to visit yours which is a absolute delight to go through…share your passion of traveling and love the wilderness….have traveled extensively in the Himalayas. Good luck to you for your future travels. http://svapaksh.wordpress.com/

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      ashleypaige4
      September 2, 2013 at 8:25 am

      Thanks for returning the favor! I’m loving your blog, and cheers to you, also, in future travels!

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        Vikrant
        September 2, 2013 at 11:58 pm

        Thank you.. : )

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    addareview
    September 5, 2013 at 5:53 am

    Hi! Amazing blog; very inspiring – almost too inspiring for someone who is meant to be applying for jobs haha. Thanks for liking my post! Happy writing/travelling 🙂

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      ashleypaige4
      September 6, 2013 at 2:54 pm

      Thank you for the compliments! That’s the story of my life- trying to grow up, but all I want to do it travel! It’s a problem! 🙂

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    Kimberley Williams
    September 12, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Thanks for liking my post. I too love the spell of wanderlust! I have travelled many places already and still want to keep going. I’ve moved to Melbourne from Canada so it is harder to go oversees from here but I just managed to do 5 weeks in July, which is amazing. Check out my blog more and any feedback or collaboration you think would be cool as I would love to get to know more of fellow bloggers who love to travel. I’ve also add my love for fashion and photography into my blog as well. http://www.he11okiki.com

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      ashleypaige4
      September 15, 2013 at 6:22 pm

      I just went through your blog a bit more, and LOVE it! Thanks for returning the favor! What took you to Australia from Canada? I love really getting to know fellow bloggers, and have created some genuine friendships from it. I also love collaborating, so let me know if you want to.

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    Expat Eye
    September 13, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Hi Ashley, thanks for visiting my blog and for liking my post! Linda.

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      ashleypaige4
      September 15, 2013 at 6:22 pm

      Thanks for returning the favor, Linda!

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    timidtraveller
    September 19, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    i love your wednesday wanderlust! can’t wait to hear more about your travels

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      ashleypaige4
      September 25, 2013 at 9:07 pm

      Thank you for the compliment! Also, thanks for reading and commenting!

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    Ben
    October 1, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Hi Ashley, I’ve been following your blog for a while and think it’s fantastic. That quote by Mark Twain is my favourite too, whenever I have to make a big decision in my life I always think of that one. Thanks for following my blog, it’s much appreciated! 🙂

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    setiawandri
    October 4, 2013 at 3:23 am

    Hi Ashley, thanks for visiting my blog…your blog is kinda awesome!

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    Sasha Wang
    October 13, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Love your photo and the quote of Mark Twain! So true that travel can make us fall in love with live, and open up our eyes and heart! 🙂

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      ashleypaige4
      October 14, 2013 at 9:22 pm

      Thank you! I absolutely love travel and cannot get enough of it! Thanks for stopping by!

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    sueslaght
    October 15, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’d appreciate any feedback or thoughts you might have. Love your site and admire your work!

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      PaigeBrown
      October 20, 2013 at 10:23 pm

      Thank you very much! I can’t wait to go through your blog and read more! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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    kathyfoote
    October 16, 2013 at 4:08 am

    Love your site. Your format looks fantastic. WordPress, huh? Thanks for stopping by my site.

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    annetbell
    October 16, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Thanks so much for the like. I hope you will stop by again soon and often. Namaste. . . . .

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      PaigeBrown
      October 20, 2013 at 10:24 pm

      Thanks for returning the visit!

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    honeydidyouseethat?
    October 17, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Love your outlook on life. Will be back when I have unlimited internet. Thanks for dropping by “Honey.”

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      PaigeBrown
      October 20, 2013 at 10:27 pm

      Thank you very much, and for stopping by and commenting!

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    derrickli718
    October 17, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Thank you for stopping by our blog ‘another couple’s blog’! Like you, we love traveling as well! Just hope to visit as many places as you’ve been to in the near future 😛

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      PaigeBrown
      October 20, 2013 at 10:28 pm

      Thanks for returning the view! I’m sure you’ll see just as many, if not more! 🙂 Keep traveling!

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    petchary
    October 19, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I love travel too – wish I had more time and money for it…

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      PaigeBrown
      October 20, 2013 at 10:32 pm

      Thanks for returning the visit! Travel is something I have always loved and do what it takes to find time and money! 🙂

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    AKGM
    October 20, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Thanks for following my blog. I’m very excited to see you love to anthropology too and can’t wait to read some of your perspectives on things, but alas, it’s after midnight so it will have to wait till tomorrow! 🙂

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      PaigeBrown
      October 20, 2013 at 10:35 pm

      Haha! Thanks for stopping by! Hope you slept well- it’s about that time for me now! Hope you enjoy!

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    roxy1709
    October 21, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Thanks for reading my post! Geez I am looking forward to reading some of yours, ahhh travel is such a wonderful thing and I am loving that we can share it all 🙂

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      PaigeBrown
      October 30, 2013 at 6:56 pm

      Thanks for stopping by my blog! Travel is so amazing, and I love the blogging community because we can all share so many amazing experiences together! Thanks again for stopping by! 🙂

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    kvjinc
    October 27, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    I can relate. Well-written profile fellow wanderluster.

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      PaigeBrown
      October 30, 2013 at 8:23 pm

      Thank you, and thanks for stopping by!

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    fotoeins
    October 28, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Hi, Paige. Thanks for liking my post about my fave five in Germany. Your recent post about the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art spoke to me, and reminded me of my own visit to the area in April 2012. I’m now following your blog, and I’m looking forward to reading about your travels!

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      PaigeBrown
      October 30, 2013 at 8:32 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by and following my blog! I can’t wait to read more from you as well!

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    Jak Bennett
    November 18, 2013 at 7:28 am

    Hey Paige, thank you very much for the favourite. Inspirational blog you’ve got here, now following! I’ve noticed Iceland isn’t a place you’ve yet explored. I’d highly recommend it ;). If you’re one for adventure, then Iceland is definitely a place to lose yourself in.

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      PaigeBrown
      November 26, 2013 at 1:52 pm

      Thanks for returning the favor, Jak! Iceland does look pretty fantastic! I love hiking and the outdoors so Iceland is definitely on my list!

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    leggypeggy
    November 19, 2013 at 4:49 am

    Thanks so much for stopping by and liking my travel blog. I’ll have fun exploring yours.

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      PaigeBrown
      November 26, 2013 at 1:47 pm

      Thanks for returning the favor! Cheers!

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    Chris
    December 6, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Thanks Paige for liking my Verona post. You have a really nice blog.

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      PaigeBrown
      December 6, 2013 at 3:18 pm

      Thanks for returning the favor!

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    rigmover
    December 11, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Hey thanks for the visit and like on my blog, you have a great blog here.

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    Susan And Wade
    December 11, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Hi, and thanks for the “like” today, Fellow Traveler. LOL! Hope you stop by again for a visit. Enjoy!
    Susan

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    Richard and Sally Read
    December 12, 2013 at 3:28 am

    Thanks for the “like”. Ours is a Senior Gap Year ( or 2+) of travels since retirement. So many travels to so many countries with so many different people, cultures and experiences. Probably the best so far was the moving experience that is “the killing fields” of Cambodia and our NZ adventure although all have been good in their way.

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    Uncle Spike
    December 17, 2013 at 10:25 am

    So Paige, you decided to join the small clan of Uncle Spike followers, sometimes known as The Spikey’s…. That makes me a happy blogger now – I really appreciate you making that special mouse click.

    Hope you like my upcoming posts and if you get bored one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too.

    If you have any likes, dislikes or suggestions about my blog, just let me know, either through ‘comments’ or via email. Always welcome reader input 🙂

    Have a great old day…
    UNCLE SPIKE

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      PaigeBrown
      December 23, 2013 at 1:15 pm

      Of course! I’m along for the ride now! 😉 Can’t wait to read more and look back at past trips!

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        Uncle Spike
        December 23, 2013 at 1:24 pm

        Go Paige 😀

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    Travelling Book Junkie
    December 19, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Hi

    I have just nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Here is the link:

    http://travellingbookjunkie.wordpress.com/2013/12/19/wow-my-first-blogger-award/

    The Rules
    1.Display the award logo on your blog.
    2.Link back to the person who nominated you.
    3.State 7 things about yourself.
    4.Nominate 15 bloggers.
    5.Notify these bloggers of the nomination and the rules

    Thanks

    Tam (Travelling Book Junkie)

    • Reply
      PaigeBrown
      December 23, 2013 at 1:48 pm

      Thank you so much for the nomination! I’ll have to do this soon! Cheers to more adventures!

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    aliewsMuses
    December 21, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Thanks Paige for your like of my Vietnam photo post. You got a good site going with your travel stories, I’ll be back to read your posts!

    • Reply
      PaigeBrown
      December 23, 2013 at 2:02 pm

      Thanks for checking my blog out! Can’t wait to hear more from you!

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        Dr. Bernard Dias
        February 25, 2014 at 8:42 pm

        Great to meet you and love your style. Thanks for stopping by Band’s Blog.

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          PaigeBrown
          March 1, 2014 at 7:37 am

          Well thank you so much! Can’t wait to read more of your blog!

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    gapark
    December 30, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    thanks for visiting! Our family did a lot of traveling when we were in the military stationed oversees. The kids were little and we saw a lot of amusement parks…Now that they are gone, my husband and I have BIG PLANS to see the world together.

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      PaigeBrown
      January 30, 2014 at 7:39 pm

      Thanks for reading and commenting! How cool to have that opportunity! My parents did some amusement parks with us when we were kids too! Haha! Where are you and your husband starting?

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    cyleodonnell
    January 27, 2014 at 1:23 am

    Thanks for coming by my blog and checking out my little hike through Tioman Island. I’ll look for more good stuff from your neck of the woods!

    • Reply
      PaigeBrown
      January 31, 2014 at 5:58 pm

      Thanks for returning the favor!

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    jeremystormsky
    January 27, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Glad you found my blog so I could find yours 🙂 Looks amazing and can’t wait to dig into it and see where you’ve all adventured! Cheers!

    • Reply
      PaigeBrown
      January 31, 2014 at 6:02 pm

      Thanks, Jeremy! I can’t wait to read more and more from yours as well! Thanks for finding mine! 🙂

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    Sarah Ann Welsh
    January 30, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Hi Paige! Thanks for liking my blog. We have very similar interests and that quote by Mark Twain is also one of my favorites! Best of luck with all your travels!

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      PaigeBrown
      January 31, 2014 at 6:14 pm

      Thank you, Sarah! I hope to read more about your adventures and see where all life takes you! Cheers!

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    thebestdressup
    February 2, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    ciao! luvFAB blog.
    thebestdressup

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    nowheretogobuteverywhere
    February 12, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Thanks for the “like” on my blog post! 🙂 Yours looks pretty cool also! Happy blogging!!!

    • Reply
      PaigeBrown
      February 15, 2014 at 8:54 am

      Thank you! Happy blogging to you too!

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    kdwyer27
    February 14, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Thanks for the like on Kerry On! Love your blog and have fun traveling. If you get back to Milwaukee, go to the Public Market or Indulge for a good wine tasting – I’m not a beer drinker either. 🙂

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      PaigeBrown
      February 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

      Great tip! Thank you! Although, I’m slowly getting more and more into beer, so maybe on my next trip I can do a GREAT mixture of both! Thanks for reading and the compliments!

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    jrharries
    February 14, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Nice site, title and pics, Paige. See you around.

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    Shahril Bahrom
    February 17, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Hey there Ashley! Thanks for liking my post 😀 I’m only just starting my blog so there’s not much on it yet. Anyways, wonderful site you have here and nice to meet you!

    • Reply
      PaigeBrown
      February 20, 2014 at 7:27 pm

      Thank you very much! Nice to meet you too, and I can’t wait to see what more is to come from your blog! 🙂

  • Reply
    kiwigirlattemptingitalian
    February 18, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Hey just found your blog! looking forward to reading more 😀

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    strollingInStilettos
    February 18, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Nice blog you have:)

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    andthreetogo
    February 24, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Thanks for stopping by and liking my recent post about our house hunt in Phuket! I look forward to checking out your posts! Have a great day!

    • Reply
      PaigeBrown
      March 1, 2014 at 7:14 am

      Thanks for returning the favor! I would love to buy a house in another country! What an exciting adventure!

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    MyKoruLifestyle
    February 25, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog MyKoruLifestyle.com. I also love to travel, but didn’t get the chance until my children were grown. I would definitely recommend starting as young as possible, but I am glad I didn’t let age stop me! I look forward to reading more posts!

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      PaigeBrown
      March 1, 2014 at 7:36 am

      Thanks for returning the favor! I’m definitely trying to get as much traveling in as often as I can and continuing to for the rest of my life! Thanks for checking out my blog!

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    cinetravel
    February 28, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Thanks for checking out Cinetrav’s blog, please be sure to visit the facebook page of the Carib guest house, as Cinetrav and the owners and working on a new start up company and would love to invite you to the view the ancient sites on island. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Carib-Territory-Guest-House/1468331266719180

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    mimiu60705
    March 2, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Thank you for checking out my newbie blog. Love your site.

    • Reply
      PaigeBrown
      March 5, 2014 at 7:45 am

      Thank you for returning the favor! Keep blogging! It’s great!

  • Reply
    Nussaibah
    April 21, 2014 at 12:10 am

    Don’t you just love some wanderlust 😉 Loved the bits and pieces I’ve read of your travels so far, I’ll be back 😉

    • Reply
      PaigeBrown
      April 21, 2014 at 8:04 pm

      Wanderlust is definitely amazing and incurable, thankfully 😉 Thanks for reading! I hope you’ll read more!

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    Head Out West
    May 5, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Hi Paige – I love your blog! Your Pancake Pantry pictures are bringing back some great Nashville memories.
    I hope you don’t mind that I nominated you for the Liebster Award (although it looks like you may have been nominated before!) If you would like to participate you can find the details on my blog:

    http://headoutwest.wordpress.com

    Have a lovely day!
    Caitlin

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      PaigeBrown
      May 6, 2014 at 8:07 am

      Thank you so much, Caitlin! I’ll have to check it out!

  • Reply
    Caressa Valdueza
    May 15, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Hi Paige! Love your travel entries and photos. Thanks for your blog! Cheers!

    http://mylifeinsketch.wordpress.com/

    • Reply
      PaigeBrown
      May 26, 2014 at 11:01 am

      Thank you so much, Caressa! Cheers to you as well!

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    plaridel
    July 13, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    nice blog you have here. i’m following you now.

    • Reply
      PaigeBrown
      July 16, 2014 at 4:34 am

      Well, thank you! It seems that we’ve been some similar places! Thanks for checking me out!

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    leanightingale
    August 31, 2014 at 5:56 am

    Lovely blog Paige – Always nice to stumble upon another wanderluster 🙂 You have gained a follower. Love and Light L x

    • Reply
      PaigeBrown
      August 31, 2014 at 2:41 pm

      Thank you so much. I always love to hear from other travelers, and thank you for following along! I can’t wait to read more about your travels! Cheers!

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    Jules Brown
    October 27, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Thanks for stopping by Jules Told Me – looking forward to reading some of your USA National Park posts!
    http://julestoldme.wordpress.com/

    • Reply
      PaigeBrown
      October 30, 2014 at 10:02 am

      Thanks for stopping back by mine! I love the National Parks, so I try to visit them as often as possible!

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    srforster
    November 4, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Wanderlust Wednesday is such a great idea! I will be stopping by to cure those mid-week work blues 🙂

    http://wander-with-me.com/

    • Reply
      PaigeBrown
      November 15, 2014 at 10:59 pm

      Thanks! That’s exactly why I started doing them! They’re just as much for me as anyone else! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!

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    eternalglobetrotter
    February 18, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    You have been nominated for the Liebster Award!
    https://eternalglobetrotter.wordpress.com/2014/12/
    Just answer the following 10 questions and tag 10 others bloggers for whom you also create 10 other questions.

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    Robbie Bautista (@thecreativedork)
    May 23, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Have loads of fun in the Philippines, Paige! 🙂

    • Reply
      PaigeBrown
      May 27, 2015 at 3:34 am

      Thanks! We’re loving it so far! 🙂

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    Emma Gibson
    June 14, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    I love your blog. I’m an MSU student so all of your posts about Missouri are giving me great ideas for day trips with my friends.

    • Reply
      PaigeBrown
      June 15, 2015 at 12:04 am

      Hi Emma! Thank you so much for the compliment! I’m an MSU graduate! What are you majoring in?!

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    Kat
    December 11, 2015 at 3:49 am

    Just wanted to say hey from a fellow traveller and that I love your blog! Now following 🙂 x

    http://www.katistravelling.com

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    Mani (A New Life Wandering)
    April 3, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    Hi Paige, just found your blog via BE LOVE LIVE and it’s love at first sight. I love the look of it, and the stories. Looking forward to reading more about your adventures! Cheers,
    M

    • Reply
      PaigeBrown
      April 3, 2016 at 9:14 pm

      Hi Mani,
      It’s great to meet you! Thanks for checking out my blog and the amazing compliments! I just hopped over to your blog and read the post about taking a chance on your soulmate and fell in love with that story. I’ve also been clicking around on some of your destinations. My fiancé and I are hoping to visit India next year and it looks like you have stories to share from there. So, I’m going to be following along on your adventures as well! Thanks again for checking me out!

      Cheers!
      Paige

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        Mani (A New Life Wandering)
        April 3, 2016 at 10:16 pm

        Thanks Paige! Glad to have you on board! I definitely have lots of stories from India, but most of my time there was in atypical, rural India. Happy travels!
        M

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    Marie
    May 31, 2016 at 4:12 am

    Hi Paige, just discovered your blog through Pintrest and just wanted to say that I’m really looking forward for future posts 🙂

    • Reply
      PaigeBrown
      May 31, 2016 at 8:59 am

      It’s great to meet you Marie! Thank you so much for checking out my blog and taking the time to comment! Xx

  • Reply
    Bucket Journeys
    September 9, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    I think we’re birds if a feather. Life without the wanderlust bug is just “going through the motions.” No thank you.

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    Vonnie
    September 11, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Oh a blogger who also couchsurfs. Awesome! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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    The Showers of Blessing
    November 9, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Hi Paige, thank you for liking my new post. I like to travel and take photos. I can see that you have a lot of neat photos. Would like you to come back to visit:
    https://theshowersofblessing.wordpress.com/about-me/

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    Len Kagami
    November 12, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Hello Paige,
    I found your blog really great and inspiring. You have a refreshing writing skill and I like your photos a lot *thumb up to your husband* :). So I would like to nominate you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. If you wish to take the challenge, please refer to this post for the rules: https://lenjourneys.com/sunshine-blogger-award/.
    Have a wonderful weekend! 😉

    • Reply
      Paige Wunder
      November 14, 2016 at 8:18 pm

      Thank you so much for so many compliments and the nomination! I’ll have to go check that out! Cheers!

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    Bucket Journeys
    January 12, 2017 at 2:22 am

    So true about every travelers “style” is different. I too am an active budget traveler! I don’t need to stay at “the” all inclusive for $900 for 6 days. I’d rather stay at a hostel for $15/ night and plan MY itinerary and meals to fit the culture!

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      Paige Wunder
      January 12, 2017 at 8:54 am

      I’m totally with you! That’s my preference as well. I’ve only stayed on an all-inclusive once and it was with 16 members of my family and it was paid for for me. It was fun for a few days, and I’ll never turn down a free trip, but it’s definitely not my style. Thanks for stopping by and telling me more about yourself! Xx

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    dreamingofsquirrels
    January 14, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Hey Paige Wunder thanks for liking my blog!

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    Roving and Writing
    January 16, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    Hey, thanks for stopping by. Your blog is amazing! Can’t wait to dive in and be inspired by your adventures 🙂

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    Joanna Maguire
    January 24, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Hey Paige, thank you for having a read of my ‘Big Adventure’ blog post. Your blog looks awesome ~ definitely going to be giving it a follow 🙂

    • Reply
      Paige Wunder
      January 24, 2017 at 8:55 am

      Thanks for checking mine out, Joanna! It’s great to meet you, and thanks for the compliment! Xx

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    Donna
    February 16, 2017 at 12:01 am

    Paige! I had no idea this is what you are all about! I love your adventures and now will keep traveling along with you, as you Blog!
    Funny what we do not know about our neighbors! Cheers and safe journeys!

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    Gabriela Teisu
    July 1, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    WoW. I am a newbie compare to you. Your site is impressive as well as your travels. Keep up the good work and travel often.

    • Reply
      Paige Wunder
      July 1, 2017 at 9:35 pm

      Thank you, Gabriela! Everyone has to start somewhere! I hope you travel often as well! Xx

  • Reply
    Katie Jones
    July 11, 2017 at 2:25 am

    Hey Paige,

    I recently came across your site and I’m wondering if I can post one of my articles here.

    I’ve been writing up home improvement articles too and would love the chance to write

    on your blog but I couldn’t manage to find your email. If you could get a hold of me at

    ikatie.jones@outlook.com? I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thanks,

    Katie

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    Teacher on Hiatus
    July 12, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    You write:

    As a lover of all things travel, Paige Wunder is falling in love with the world and it’s cultures one day at a time. She’s a road trip aficionado, an avid hiker, lover of learning + culture and an all around wanderess. Follow along on her adventures – big and small – across this beautiful world.

    “it’s cultures” should be “its cultures” – I don’t want anything to detract from the awesomeness that is your blog! (And happy travels to you.)

    • Reply
      Paige Wunder
      July 12, 2017 at 11:09 pm

      Ah! You’re absolutely right! thanks for the correction – it’s easy to overlook those mistakes when you know what you mean in your own hear 😉 Thanks for reading and commenting!

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    restless-roots
    August 13, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Hi Paige………first of all thanks for liking our blog yesterday! I’m so glad you did as I probably wouldn’t have found your site !
    I love it and your logo is awesome !
    I don’t care if you write “it’s or its”……with the passion your doing things I don’t even notice I’m just reading ! (Yeah I do get the point though and will rather recheck my posts 😉 )
    Anyhow…..we’ve been all over the world too before we started our log home project here last year……but we already feel that “itch” again 🙂
    Keep on doing what you love……as life’s too short to waste a minute !!
    Safe travels 🙂

    • Reply
      Paige Wunder
      August 15, 2017 at 3:29 pm

      Well thank you for checking out my blog! Thank you so much – my logo was designed by Izzy Pulido if you ever need design work done.
      Thank you very much for those kind words and for being gracious about my typos 😉
      I hope your home project is going well, and I’ve found that that itch is never going away! I hope we’ll get to keep traveling and hope you do the same!
      Cheers!

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