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What It’s Really Like to Catch Covid While Traveling
I was so excited to go to the little village of San Marcos, on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. It’s a cute hippy enclave, and I was excited to let my hippy flag fly! I’d planned to go to some yoga classes, get a massage, a sound bath, and maybe do some fun workshops. I wanted to swim and go walking every day we were there.
Everyone Is Tired of Christmas Stories, Nevertheless I Share This Sweet Moment From Bali
Christmas is exceedingly different living in a country outside the States. For me, it translates to unembellished, meaningful introspection sans the massive commercialism that commences on day one post-Halloween.
Overall, I’m not a dark tourism fan. But it was my friends 40th and dark she wanted to go. And so dark was where I was at. Being placed in the heart of central Europe, Slovakia is the perfect location for branching out. And so it made for a perfect position for an old friend to kick off her, 'celebrations'.
On Moving to Poland
Confession — I’ve been putting off writing this life update forever, mostly because I want to write it well. The more time passes, the more I have to say, and the harder it gets to weave everything into a cohesive narrative. I think the only way I’m going to get any words onto this page is to give up on the idea of making this piece excellent, and concentrate on making it just exist.
Using Local Currency as a Time Capsule
On our last big trip through Mexico and Central America, every time we left a country, I glued an envelope into my journal and put a local note in there. I wrote what it was worth at the time and any little notes about it that came to mind about the local currency.
Montréal vs. Toronto
Another summer is heading to the hills… That means that winter is coming to Montreal and many of my friends in England, Australia and anywhere else where the sun will keep shining past five in the evening wonder why I am still here. Why put up with the cold, the ice you don’t always see until it is under your back, the loss of mobility and the unending snow?
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Joe Rohde, The creative visionary behind Disney's Animal Kingdom. By Elonka - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=48868255
Florida vs California. What I miss and what I don't.
I've lived in Florida for nearly twenty years, and it was starting to feel like I'd never leave. However, that changed earlier this year, and I now find myself on the opposite coast of the USA. Are there some things that I miss in Florida? Sure. However, there are plenty of things that I don't, and IMO, good riddance!
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Travel Do's and Dont's
Walk a mile, or a thousand, in someone else's shoes. Travel Do's and Dont's from those who have been there, done that.
Wander smarter, and talk shop with those who've been down that road before.
The world is yours for the taking. Where will you backpack to next?
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Paranormal Cirque: The Horror Cabaret Circus
I've only been to a proper circus once, a long time ago when I was a kid. It just so happened that on Saturday my hetero-lifemate wifey Jess found a paranormal circus near her work and Mom asked to take the kids for a day for the weekend. We jumped on the chance. None of us had been to a circus since childhood, and what the HELL was a paranormal circus? It was right up our weird alley.
What is a Backpacker?
After solo traveling these past few months, a question keeps resurfacing in my mind with more travelers I meet. What is a backpacker? When I ask this I mean what are the qualifying factors to be able to identify yourself as a backpacker. Before I tell you what the internet told me, I’ll tell you what I think about when I think about being a backpacker.
Metro's Wintertime Attractions Detroit
Winter in Detroit is hard, but if you make it through, you can weather anything. Laugh in the face and embrace the season wholeheartedly to get through the bleakest and coldest days. As the days get closer to spring, here are some things to do. Should you wish to visit the city to see a range of sights, you can find low-fare flights to Detroit.
A Beginner’s Guide to Go Wine Tasting in San Francisco
Nowadays, there is a huge craze among millennials to try something out of the box when it comes to visiting new places and that is why destinations like San Francisco which is known for its rich wine culture attract huge crowds of people from across the globe who are interested in wine tasting.
5 Reasons to Avoid Traveling to the Island of Bali
Spoiler Alert: I ADORE BALI. Not everyone agrees with me, however. Travel recommendations Travelers today have unparalleled access to blogs, videos, books, websites, social media, and newspaper travel sections to glean recommendations for contemplated destinations.
Global Beans: Embracing Coffee Cultures Worldwide
Love Coffee? Billions Do. Explore the rich and diverse coffee cultures worldwide through coffee tourism, embracing unique traditions, tasting experiences, and sustainable practices.
Aerial Odyssey to Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp is a place that epitomizes adventure and human ambition, nestled among the majestic peaks of the Himalayas. It serves as the entry point for mountaineers to reach Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world, but it's also a dream destination for explorers and enthusiasts, providing unmatched views and experiences.
Please Refrain From Saying, “Well, In My Country. . .”
Intuitive responses from our cultural upbringing It’s tough. It’s automatic. It’s instinctual. It’s human. It’s a normal reaction. Ultimately, we are all products of our upbringing, home culture, and local traditions.
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