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Becoming a Digital Nomad: Anger, Pain, and Beautiful Things

Today I have officially been a nomad for six months! I love this life, and I'm so excited about where I'm going next. That said, becoming a nomad started out with anger, and has had oddly painful moments along the way.

3 Reasons Why Volunteering Abroad is the Perfect Trip for First-Time Solo Travelers

Traveling alone is something that unnerves a lot of people. And it’s not surprising. The thought of leaving home behind for a foreign country is understandably daunting. Being so far out of your comfort zone in an alien environment, surrounded by strange sights, smells, and sounds can seem like a altogether scary experience rather than a fun one.

Why Is Travel Writing Important?

Some people think traveling is a hobby, others believe it’s a calling. Traveling has the ability to be completely overwhelming while other times it is exactly what you need to take time off from the mundane tasks of everyday. Recently, I read an article about dromomania, which is the official term for having the urge to travel to the point where it makes you physically anxious if you do not travel.

2018-02-05T00:37:58+00:00 By |Categories: Travel Thoughts, Travel Writing Tips|

The Rose Man

Here in Panajachel, Guatemala there is a man who buys a dozen roses from a vendor who has the best roses ever, and gives them away – one at a time – to the women of this town. Some think it’s scandalous since he’s a married man, but others (especially the women receiving the rose) think it’s sweet. Charming. Generous. Delightful.

2017-12-03T05:04:20+00:00 By |Categories: Retire Early Lifestyle|Tags: |

Hooked on Adventure

At nineteen years of age, it was the trip of my lifetime. One of my very first travel adventures was in the early 70s when I went cross country as a passenger on a motorcycle. My parents were probably terrified for me, but my boyfriend was a good driver, gasoline was $0.29 a gallon, I had $400 in cash and a plastic coat. What could go wrong?

2017-12-03T05:03:20+00:00 By |Categories: Retire Early Lifestyle|