“Things I’ve noticed after returning home to the USA” by HMD

“Things I’ve noticed after returning home to the USA” by HMD

Returning home after travel brings up many emotions including, but not limited to, angst.  It's all very weird after the dust settles and you've made your initial "rounds" of reunions with friends and family.  People are "super excited your home!" until life goes back to normal and it's business as usual.  You're excited, too, and [...]

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20 Hours in Reykjavík (and what to do on a long layover in Iceland)

20 Hours in Reykjavík (and what to do on a long layover in Iceland)

Well, WOW Air did one thing right in my books recently... they planted me in Reykjavic, Iceland for a day long layover. Iceland. My #2 bucket list country (next in line to Japan) and I had 20 hours to taste test the capital of the world famous island. Ready, set, GO! We landed at 10 [...]

Sleeping in a Capsule with Rainbow lights in LONDON

Sleeping in a Capsule with Rainbow lights in LONDON

Throughout London you'll see quite a few St. Christopher's Inn locations- there are eight in London alone.  The hostel/hotel chain has many locations, and not just in the UK.  I actually stayed at another location in Berlin, Germany two years ago near the beginning of my travels and loved it.  They have four guiding principles [...]

“I quit my dream job to pursue the Nordic lifestyle” by Loppy Walton

“I quit my dream job to pursue the Nordic lifestyle” by Loppy Walton

I had spent years training for my job, and finally my dream was a reality. I was working professionally as a goldsmith in my hometown of Birmingham in the UK. The hours were long and the work was tedious but the results were worth it, I could make perfect tiny replicas of tree frogs and [...]

Living like a Local in Leeds, England

Living like a Local in Leeds, England

In February, with plans to head back to the states by the end of March, I had about 5 weeks left to explore more of Canada (I was in Montreal), but I was really feeling the need to slow down before beginning the journey home.  The project I worked on in Canada was over and [...]

How I Finance Traveling Full-Time

How I Finance Traveling Full-Time

Originally when I left home in late 2015, my travels were only supposed to last a year. I budgeted for one year- accurately breaking down my budget to $50 a day and swearing to stick to it. What ended up happening was a surprise to me (a former shopoholic)... I repeatedly came under budget. Month [...]

Beachside Living in Playa Coronado

Beachside Living in Playa Coronado

After 10 days in Medellin, seemingly endless rain, and a few sleepless nights, I was SO ready for some beach time when we arrived in Panama.  Luckily, we had four days lined up at Inn Hostal B & B Las Catalinas where we would be a two minute walk from the ocean. Our flight over [...]