Travel Blogging – 10 things I rather be doing

Disclaimer:  This post is not meant to discourage anyone from starting a blog in any way, shape or form, travel blog or other blog.  It can be a fun learning experience as well as a rewarding one.  Just know, It’s not as simple as writing…
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Traveling Roots

According to Hodding Carder, “There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: One is roots, the other is wings.” Is it a Really a Bequest? One of the more intelligent assessments I’ve heard about parenting, but it gave me pause.…
Trash

Traveling in a Trashy World

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I was feeling guilty about the chilaquiles  I’d just eaten. Not the fact that they were fried in oil, slathered with cream and sprinkled with cheese. I’d made a conscious decision to go down the road of High Fat. Nor did I feel bad about…
Morroco

Ten Ways Travel Can Save Your Soul

1)    Travel is the antidote to cynicism. Over and over again as we travel, we find ourselves relying on the goodness and hospitality of strangers.  Although there are some hic-cups here and there, cases of being overcharged because of…
Studying...

Peri-menopausal Woman’s Guide to Language Acquisition

One would imagine that a young woman who started learning Spanish in high school would pretty much have it down by the time she reaches the “change of life.”  Sadly, that may not be the case.  And while the goal- fluency, remains the same,…
Other Expats

Do Travel Bloggers Make You Feel Intimidated Too?

Lately I have been catching up on my fix of travel adventure by reading all sorts of my favorite travel bloggers ( TravelsWithANineYearOld, LeaveYourDailyHell, HeckticTravels, GoSeeWrite, and a whole bunch more). And to be truthful, I started…
Virgin Islands

Why These 5 Excuses Stalling Your Adventure Abroad Are Complete BS!

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Ok I get it you have a job, you have a family, there’s a ton of bills to be paid, blah blah blahhh. I support and understand all those things so I’m not going to try convincing you you’re not really ‘living’ until you’ve taken a…
Why do I think I need more when I’m not on the move?

Not “My” Life

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Unhurried, less concerned with material things, living in the moment, full of gratitude, easily satisfied.  This is the person I would like to be. I am a lot more like her when I’m traveling. When I moved to Mexico, I sold off many of my…

Quitting Abroad

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The year I spent in Bangor, North Wales stands out in my memory as the place where I discovered Linguistics and learned how to study. And it was where I first hitchhiked. But when I look back on that year it's not what I did that changed me;…