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Inspiration and Adventure

Tales from our wildest adventures around the world. Photography essays to bring you along. And our most inspirational stories, trails, places and people to get stoked and informed.

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Adios Guatemala, Hello Asia

Thanks Guatemala, We Will Miss You But It’s Time For Us To Move On! The most difficult part about leaving this beautiful country behind is that we are knowingly walking away from so many other extraordinary places we still have yet to discover. Guatemala has been our...

Fishing With Popcorn, Virginia, USA

Our couch-surfing host, Julio, led us to the water’s edge outside his home-town in Virginia, introducing us to the rather bizarre local attraction at Smith Mountain Lake. A number of years prior, thousands of carp began migrating to the Smith Mountain Dock and Lodge...

It’s Never Too Late To Become An Explorer

Adventures with my Dad were always kept pretty close to home when I was little. He would often help me collect gardener snakes to wrap around my neck as I played about in the woods nearby our house. He sat me on his lap when I was 9 years old and taught me how to...

Hotter Than Hell – Death Valley, California

Welcome to Death Valley, California; where life is Hotter Than Hell! We arrived in California’s Death Valley National Park just in time to watch the blazing sun fade away behind the mounds of rock and sand. We opted to sleep in the car rather than pay for...

Time Travel

Our bank accounts had run completely dry and debt was now the vacuous black hole in our lives, from which there seemed no escape. We felt trapped, stagnant, confined to our daily routines and miserable that we were unable to afford a plane ticket anywhere. Without...

A Chance Encounter: Travel Inspiration

A message of inspiration to women worldwide. Our world is full of surprises. And so are you. Discover what you are made of. Take a chance. Travel. Find out how to take your first steps: http://wisdomtrails.com/2015/02/10/travel-girls-be-one/ ~A Wise Tale By April~...

An Open Letter To Travel Girls And Those Who Want To Be One

Open Letter to travel girls and dreamers everywhere: This open letter goes out to the girls who ‘always wished they could’. It goes out to the crush worthy women who are well traveled, versed in marketing and social media, girls who have the potential to inspire...

Growing up in the Land of Eternal Spring – Guatemala

When I was young girl growing up in Guatemala, my mom would delight in dragging my siblings and I around the country in search of history, culture and adventure. “But Maaaaaam,” I frequently whined, “it’s just another bunch of rocks!” I was of course referring to the...

Tropical New Years – Chulamar, Escuintla, Guatemala

Tropical New Years in Guatemala A film for www.wisdomtrails.com (formerly, Karina’sExtraordinaryLife.com) ~ A  FilmBy April ~ As we set the stage for a perfect New Year’s celebration (crystal blue waters, black volcanic sand beach scattered with coconut...

Casa Guatemala Fundraiser and Volunteer Mission

Casa Guatemala Fundraiser and Volunteer Mission In November of 2013 I launched a prodigious campaign to positively affect the lives of hundreds of children at a remote Guatemalan school and orphanage called Casa Guatemala. My mission was to raise funds for the...

Heroes for Guatemala

In November of 2013 I launched a prodigious campaign to positively affect the lives of hundreds of children at a remote Guatemalan school and orphanage called Casa Guatemala. My mission was to raise funds for the organization, utilize them to personally purchase...

Yellowstone National Park – A Film

Yellowstone National Park There are few places in the world that consistently score at the top of everyone’s ‘must see’ list. This kind of hype can create slippery slopes of disappointment when the site doesn’t live up to the craze. Thankfully,...

Wild Encounters, Wildlife in California, USA

There’s this game that we play. It started on our very first road trip when we drove across Canada. 10,000km is a long way you see. *(We are at 20,000km across and back in the U.S!) So the way it goes is that every time you see an animal crossing sign you have to put...

Travel Seeks Travelers

It has been exactly 123 days, 25 states and 14,486km (9000m) since I crossed the southern border for an extraordinary road trip across the United States of America. My travel partners April and Tank, (my Toyota 4runner) have been strong and steady by my side. Our...

Monumental Moments – Monument Valley, Utah, USA

The sun is barely carving slivers of orange and red into the early morning sky when I first peer up from my backseat pedestal. It’s not even 6 in the morning and the thought of crawling out of my stuffy warm sleeping bag into the desert chill is less than...

Confessions Of A Newbie Traveler: April’s Story

~Intro By Karina Noriega~ For three months April and I have been desperately trying to balance the demands of our journey with our blogging ‘responsibilities’. While it is a labour of love, there is no doubt that creating our articles and films on the road is...

Georgia on my Mind – A Film

This time, we find ourselves in the Southern state of Georgia exploring two very different kinds of destinations: Driftwood Beach on the coastal park of Jekyll Island and the deep south swamp of Okefenokee. We highly recommend that you check out the detailed article...

Paradise Unknown – Destin, Florida – A Film

Another extraordinary film by April Beresford for Wisdom Trails (formerly, KarinasExtraordinaryLife.com) A chance encounter brought us to one of the most unbelievable paradise locations we could have imagined. With a lot of help from our local couchsurfing host,...

Happy Canada Day – A Film by Jonas Bellmann

Happy Canada Day!   In celebration of Canada Day, I am proudly sharing this film by our buddy and former couchsurfer, Jonas Bellmann. Check out this rat-pack of bikers celebrating Canada Day, 2013 at Port Dover in Ontario, Canada. Thank you for letting us share...

New York City SightSeeing – A Film

Hands down, brand-new favourite film by April! Longer than previous videos but absolutely packed with high energy clips from our 2 weeks of adventuring and trouble-making (all for only dollars a day of course) throughout the boroughs of New York City. So many good...

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