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    Deconstructing Our Desire to Road Trip

    Wanderlust. It’s everywhere these days. The internet is plastered with quotes like “Not all who wander are lost,” guides to travel anywhere and stories of people who quit their job to explore the world. I think it’s safe to say there are quite a lot of people who feel this call to travel.

    I never used to be one of those people. I thought I had seen enough of the world due to all the moving I did as a military brat, but my recent vacation to California changed all that.

    Related: What I Learned on Vacation

    That trip awakened the wanderer in me, and one of the biggest things on my travel and summer bucket list was to go on a road trip.

    So I did. Well kind of.

    One of my best friends from college lives about two hours north of me, and she invited me and another friend up for the weekend. Ensue the (mini) road trip.

    Between driving on my own, sitting shot gun next to my friend and riding on the floor in the back of my other friend’s van, I felt total bliss. I felt everything people want to feel when they go on a road trip. (Except the almost 100 degree weather. I’m sure no one wants to feel that.)

    Deconstructing our Desire to Road Trip: and why you should plan one now! | College with Caitlyn
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    Seven Reasons Why You Should Take Time to Unplug

    Everywhere I look it seems like all us kids do anymore is just sit around on our phones or computers. Like I’ll go hang out with friends and we’ll just end up sitting around in a circle all in our own little cyber space worlds! How absurd is that?

    What ever happened to talking in person, and playing outside, and writing notes in class? I miss those good old days. (Aka elementary school.)

    Ever since I was forced to take a month long break from social media back when I was writing for my high school newspaper, I’ve been a humongous advocate for tech breaks. I even gave a speech about it in my Intro to Communication class in the fall, and took a month long break on my own accord back in March.

    Seven Reasons Why You Should Take Time to Unplug: plus tips on how to break the technology addiction! | College with Caitlyn

    I was able to convince everyone in my Comm class that using screens less often is important, so let’s see if I can convince you too. Here are my top seven reasons why you should consider taking a break from your smartphone/social media:
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