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“Becoming Brave in Montreal” by Brittany Dickey

All settled into our hotel rooms, we decided to venture out into the streets of our new home for the next 6 weeks: Montreal, Quebec. We struck out on our own, thrilled to finally be walking around in the alluring city of Montreal. French words filled the air. The soft sound of a street musician’s acoustic guitar echoed from a metro entrance. Hare Krishna followers were brightly dressed and chanting on [...]

"Love, Loss and Passport Stamps" by HMD

I've had many people point out to me that they "can't just hop on a plane and go heal their broken hearts in Italy, Greece or Peru.  Who will watch the kids for God's sake?  Who will pay the mortgage?" I hate the fact that I have been kind of tunnel-visioned as I globe-trotted away suggesting everyone do the same, without offering up an accessible approach to healing.  REAL people with [...]

"My Strange Addiction: Take Off" by HMD

There have been ceaseless probing questions, primarily from my fellow Americans, about my decision-making and life choices lately, which (obviously) stems from my unsettledness and restless roaming.  I've met these Probers on the road while they were on vacation or business trips, all temporary travelers wondering WHAT ON EARTH I've been doing traveling for so long. There's one question I've faced regularly, as a nomad, that can induce an immediate headache [...]

10 Things You Should Never (ever) Do Abroad

With all the lessons I've gathered up over the last three years of travel, I can say in total honesty that I know exactly as much about what NOT to do, as what TO DO abroad.  With every "travel hacking" notation I've made along the way, there's been a warning frantically scribbled on my notebook beneath it. Today, I figured I'd share a few of those "warnings" from my own experiences [...]

"What Happens When You Travel Alone As a Mother" by Paige McEachren

Having children is life changing. The love you are capable of having for your children is unimaginable. This undying love is what causes many mothers to pour so much of themselves into caring for their family that they forget to do things for themselves. My kids Recently I had the opportunity to spend time traveling alone to attend a travel writers summit. This made me come to terms with [...]

“How I stay safe and smart while I travel” by Alyse Grimm

Traveling solo can be a little intimidating for anyone, regardless of circumstance, age, gender, etc. A few small adjustments or general mindfulness can make all the difference and ensure that you aren’t unnecessarily putting yourself into harm’s way. The first few times I traveled by myself, I found myself hyper aware of my surroundings, self conscious and slightly anxious. I knew I was fine, but I couldn’t shut off the part [...]

"Travel helped me with my eating disorder" by Lydia Jane Alice

Travelling really opens up your eyes as to how small we are on this big planet. It makes us realise that, in the grand scheme of things, trivial things we worry about at home are truly irrelevant. To me, it has been a fundamental feature in changing my life for the better. When I was younger, I was bullied for being ‘fat’ and ‘ugly’. For as long as I can remember, [...]

“How Hiking The Colorado Trail Helped This Mom Find Her Way Back Home” by Emilie Sagle

It’s so early. I’m barely awake at 5:00 AM, yet I’m rolling out of bed.  I had the opportunity to sleep-in; My kids are having a sleepover at my folk’s place for a few nights, so I should be having an especially restful sleep.  But I ‘m feeling a little anxious this morning. Because today’s the day! Today, I’m hiking the Colorado Trail, all by myself. The Colorado Trail (CT) stretches [...]

Becoming a Student of Life through Travel

In two and a half years of travel I've met many a lost soul... and even more that had been recently "found." People that travel, like I have, aren't just looking for their next passport stamp.  They're typically on a quest for something greater- something more fulfilling and life-enriching than a global checklist.  Many of them, myself included, have suffered in their past lives back home and are taking to the [...]

"How traveling redefined my priorities and outlook on life" by Hayley Jones

I can never remember a time growing up when I had a clear focus of what I wanted to do with my life.  My brother and I were very different in that way!  He was exceptionally focused and knew from a very young age that he wanted to be an entrepreneur.  Now at the young age of 24 he is the Co-owner of his very own company. I, on the other [...]