Monthly Archives: September 2015

Determining a Travel Budget

Creating a budget for long term travel can be tricky and often nerve wracking. Your mind races with questions – what is enough, what if I run out, what if I’m making a mistake? Rest assure, those are all valid concerns – and no, you are not making a mistake…

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A Brief History of Soulmates

“How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard?” – Winnie the Poah Last night I bid a farewell to my soul sister. The separation feels like a breakup with the same hard lump in my throat and pit in my stomach. Blistering nostalgia fills my body…

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A Short Story of The American Dream

Just for fun, I thought I would share a humorous short story I wrote about my dear friend. We are in similar job situations currently, and when she told me this anecdote from her office, I simply had to write about it. The whole situation was so illustrative of our…

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DIY Travel Guide

Many of the travel blogs I’ve researched agree that the old-school travel guide books have been made redundant due to the internet. While this is sad in its own right, because I love books I believe preserving them is greatly important, the internet allows us access to such…

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16 Ways to Make Money for Travel

One of the most difficult aspects of pre-travel saving is the constant anticipation of reaching your goal and embarking on your trip. You’ve got the budget and a timeline, but still months until you board that plane. As soon as wanderlust engulfs you, your patience dwindles quickly. Finding…

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The Chronic Abuse of Power

Rampant police brutality, which disproportionally targets people of color, has been in the spotlight for the past year, with tensions rising each time a new instance arises. Unfortunately the frequency of excessive force, which can lead to death in many cases, is disturbingly high; and yet there appears to be…

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