So, here I am. Sunday, September 6, 2009. Still counting down; no, counting days now. I am looking forward to the day I shall fly out of Germany. No. I think the day I shall fly out of Germany is looking (staring is the right word, I think) at me. And it feels bad, you know.
At various times in our lives all of us come to a fork in the road - that place where we need to make a decision about where we want to go for our future. Picking a career, choosing a spouse, or determining whether or not to have children are examples of these significant junctures.
It wasn't a decision we took lightly. In fact, Billy and I discussed the idea of becoming car-free for several years. There were good reasons to do it: no more maintenance and repair costs; no more fees for insurance, license plate renewal, or registration; no more fuel expense; and no more worry about storing the vehicle here in the States when we are traveling overseas for months or years at a time.
If you're new to the idea of medical tourism, you probably have lots of questions about whether it's right for you. Here are a few answers to help you out!
We understand that not everyone likes to travel. No doubt it can be challenging, but there are significant benefits if you choose to enliven your routine with a little excursion.
Most people are content to work with gravity on zip lines, screaming with excitement as they build up speed on their way down the cable. Not adventurer Richard Browning, founder and chief test pilot for Gravity Industries, a UK aeronautic company.
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.
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.
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.
Living in a new country is certainly an interesting experience, as you find yourself constantly comparing everything in this new land to what you’re used to back home. I can’t tell you how many times I found myself laughing and going, “This is SO weird,” during my first month in New Zealand.