Let Us Move Past Fear + Anxiety

Let’s talk about fear.  Fear is the culprit of all that holds us back; anxiety cripples our lives and hinders us from living the life we so desire.  I’m no different from the rest of humanity – fear exists in ALL of us.  What separates us is how we DEAL with our fears and anxiety. […]

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How Bad is Amsterdam’s Red Light District, Really?

Just how bad is Amsterdam’s Red Light District? I’m certain many of you, like myself, are curious as to what Amsterdam’s Red Light District is all about: is it as raunchy as all the hype?  Is it worth visiting?  Is prostitution and weed actually legal?  After visiting and spending a few nights roaming the district, […]

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Must-See Waterfalls of Iceland

Iceland is known as the land of fire and ice, and for good reason.  Her abundance of hot springs, geysers, volcanos, glaciers, glacial lagoons and ice caves all give credit to this worthy trademark.  However, there’s much more to this other-worldly land than just her fire and ice; her multitude of awe-inducing waterfalls are downright […]

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Intro to: Mindy on the Move

mindyonthemove.com featured video // In this short video, I introduce myself and my brand: “Mindy on the Move”. I explain what my website is all about and describe my hopes and goals for all my writings + works. As I explain everything in voiceover, you will see footage of my past travels and adventures (some […]

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It’s Ok to Live a Life Others Do Not Understand

I’ve been wanting to discuss this matter for quite some time, the matter that WE as HUMANS do NOT have to fit some societal mold or live our life as others feel we “should”.    What I mean by this is:  People in our world will always have opinions and expectations of how they feel […]

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Mindy on the Move: Southern Florida (VLOG)

Come along with me as I journey around Southern Florida.  I take a thrilling airboat ride through the Everglades on my birthday, search for gators and glade life a plenty, spot a multitude of stunning birdlife and even see a manatee!   Furthermore, I relax on the pristine beaches of the Florida Keys and wander […]

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Why California is My Favorite State in the Lower 48: The ABC’s

Even though the question “What is your favorite state in the U.S.?” never ceases to overwhelm and is nearly impossible to answer, I believe I’ve come to my conclusion:  California is my favorite state (in the Lower 48).  Most people question my answer.  When they think of California, they think of Hollywood and Los Angeles […]

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Top 5 Local Micro Adventures for Your Labor Day Weekend (near Pittsburgh, PA)

Searching for a wild and wonderful weekend adventure close to home?  Look no further.  I’ve compiled a list of the top 5 local adventures near Pittsburgh, PA.  These are the perfect, micro getaways sure to be enjoyed by fun-seekers and nature-lovers alike; ranging from white water thrills to peaceful nature hikes to dark underground discoveries […]

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Wild in the Wasatch Mountains (VLOG)

Join me as I adventure in the Wasatch Mountains along with my  husband (Doug), my brother-in-law (Cody) and his awesome girlfriend (Bri).  First, Doug and I explore Antelope Island where we encounter beautiful wildlife such as bison and antelope.  This place is mystical and magical – rolling green hills meet the Great Salt Lake, giving […]

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Unearthly Utah, Pt. 2: The Mountains

Now that you’ve explored the boundless beauty of Utah’s red rock deserts and breath-taking canyons, it’s time to explore the North.  Here are some incredible things to do near Salt Lake City and in the adventure-filled mountains of Utah… Explore Big & Little Cottonwood Canyon Directly outside of the city lies the insanely gorgeous canyons; […]

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Personal Update and What’s on my Horizon

Hey everyone! I wanted to write this little piece just to explain what’s going on in my life, what travels and adventures are coming up, what obstacles came my way earlier this summer and more. I wish to begin including this “personal content” section on my website so you all can get a better feel […]

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Capitol Reef National Park and Mystic Hot Springs (VLOG)

In my 4th vlog of this series, I bring you along on our journey to the underrated, yet captivating, Capitol Reef National Park and to the quirky, bohemian gem that is Mystic Hot Springs. This was my first time to both of these places. In Capitol Reef, not only did we love our hike to Hickman […]

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Upper Canyonlands, Dino Tracks and Moab (VLOG)

This vlog (#3 in the series) begins halfway through day 3 – after our overnight hike in the Needles at Canyonlands. We journey to Moab where we explore Upper Canyonlands (Mesa Arch, Green River Overlook and more!) and even visit DINO TRACKS – woahhh, say what!!? We see many more petroglyphs at the dinosaur track […]

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Needles at Canyonlands National Park: Overnight, Backcountry Hike (VLOG)

In this vlog, Doug, Cody and I begin with a quick stop at Newspaper rock (a rock covered in ancient petroglyphs – literally COVERED). Next, we hop right onto the trail and begin our overnight hike into the backcountry of Needles at Canyonlands National Park. Doesn’t take long before the three of us find ourselves […]

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Mesa Verde Vlog

My first stop along my Utah road-trip is a one day, one night pit stop in Mesa Verde National Park (the only place on this trip we visited NOT in Utah..however, we couldn’t pass her up!). This place is full of ancient cliff dwellings and pueblos from the Anasazi people, created thousands of years ago […]

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Unearthly Utah: The Ultimate Road-trip Guide, Pt. 1

Part 1: The Desert –  Utah is such an unearthly state; from her Mars looking red rock canyons, to her abundance of petroglyphs, to her majestic mountain ranges and her stunning night skies – she’s the ultimate destination for the raddest of road-trips and I am here to help guide you throughout this astonishing state, […]

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How do you travel so much?

This question is asked to just about any and all travel bloggers / avid travelers, and each has their own answers.  Personally, I wish to travel MORE than I do and am continually working towards that goal.  However, it’s important to be grateful for the life you’re currently living while working towards the life you […]

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Southside Street Art: A Local Treasure Hunt

It’s finally Spring and there’s nothing you’d like more than to walk out your door and take a nice stroll down the city streets, stopping by local shops and grabbing some iced coffee at nearby cafes, right?  To add to this Spring stroll, why not explore all the colorful, inspirational art that lines the streets […]

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ATV Ride Among the Andes

Doug and I’s ATV tour around Sacred Valley in Cusco, Peru had as many ups and downs as the surrounding Andes Mountains.   It all began on our fifth day in Peru, a day after exploring Machu Picchu, when Doug and I decided we wanted to explore so much more of the Peruvian countryside’s beauty, […]

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The Time I Accidentally Ended Up in a Nudist Colony

Any idea where there is a nudist colony in the United States?  I had NO idea the answer to this question until I accidentally wound up in one.  My husband and I were amid our whirlwind road-trip ALL over Colorado, camping in Great Sand Dunes National Park, when one morning we decided to venture to […]

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Best Day Ever in Voyageurs National Park

When you ask yourself, “What’s one of the best days I’ve had this year or even in my life?”, you begin to reflect.  Upon reflection, certain days immediately come to mind with little to no effort.  I know, for me, there are about ten unforgettable days that instantly pop into my mind from recent years. […]

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What’s the worst camping experience you’ve ever had?

I’m a huge fan of camping and I camp, in a tent, often.  I’ve had countless, amazing camping trips, far and near, in the past.  I’ve also had my fair share of not-so-great nights in a tent.  One night stands out above the rest, without a doubt, when it comes to particularly bad camping experiences. […]

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My Visit to the Floating Islands of Uros: A Photo Essay

This day, visiting the Floating Islands of Uros, truly meant the world to me.  It was such a heart-warming, profoundly enlightening experience.  A day I will cherish for the rest of my life.  When I originally planned our trip to Peru, I was most excited about seeing Machu Picchu and exploring Sacred Valley (which are […]

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Cross-country USA: The Unconventional Route

Driving across the country, to me, is the quintessential feeling of freedom – hitting the open road for days on end, stopping wherever your heart desires and watching the sun rise and set over a new horizon each day.  It perfectly encapsulates my personal “American Dream” – life on the road: constantly moving while experiencing […]

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Tips & Tricks for Your SoFl Trip

It’s no secret that Southern Florida (SoFl) is a popular travel destination, especially for snow birds looking to escape the frigid, brutal winters in search for some warmth and sunshine.   SoFl provides JUST that… along with its abundance of sandy beaches, turquoise waters, wildlife aplenty, endless mangroves, countless islands, everlasting everglades and a whole […]

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Winter Weekend in West Virginia

It’s full-fledge winter time right now in the northeast and most people think that means a halt in adventuring.  Well I say,  “HECK to the NO” to that!  It’s never too cold or too snowy to go exploring – you just have to pack the right gear and clothing and find the right spots for […]

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Getaway Guide to the Adirondacks

When my husband planned a long weekend getaway to the Adirondacks in upstate New York, I could have never imagined just how fun our time there would be.  I had only heard of this region but never thought much of it – I had never sought out a trip there in my travel planning and […]

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What to do in Oahu

Luau place called Paradise Cove at sun set in Oahu Hawaii

The Hawaiian Island of Oahu is such a phenomenal vacation destination with endless possibilities. In fact, there is so much to do in Oahu that you can easily find yourself overwhelmed while planning your paradise getaway. Therefore, I have compiled a list of some of my favorite “must-dos” that I feel will greatly enhance your […]

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10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park in South Dakota holds a very special place in my heart – it was the first National Park that I ever visited AND it was my first trip “out west”.  I’ve now been there multiple times and have LOVED every second of every day I’ve spent there.  I think it is a […]

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10 Day (Epic) Iceland Road-trip Itinerary

As Iceland’s tourism continues to boom, I have had many people asking me “where to go, what to see and what to do in Iceland”.  In my opinion, one week isn’t quite enough time and one should definitely NOT just stick to the south (even though that’s the most heavily touristed area because of its […]

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