Getting Lost (Travel), Travel Tips, Uncategorized

Tidy Up Your Travel Life: Marie Kondo Style

Marie Kondo’s magic art of tidying up seems to be all the rage over the past few weeks, thanks to her new Netflix show, ‘Tidying Up With Marie Kondo.’ A few years ago, I put her book, ‘The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing’ on my reading list, but never got around to reading it (it’s still on the list though!). When I found out the other week that she had a Netflix show, I had to watch. I’ve only seen a few episodes, but already I’ve been inspired to reorganize and donate my extra belongings. Continue reading “Tidy Up Your Travel Life: Marie Kondo Style”

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Getting Lost (Travel), Healthy Living, Uncategorized, Wild Thoughts

Make 2019 Your Year

January may soon be over, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to make goals and intentions for 2019! My latest article offers tips for making 2019 a successful, adventurous and energizing year. Continue reading “Make 2019 Your Year”

Getting Lost (Travel), Travel Tips, Uncategorized

How Mindful Travel Can Save Your Travel Experience

Do you find yourself distracted while traveling? Not able to remember much of what occurred. Becoming desensitized to traveling? Read this to help save your travel experience. Continue reading “How Mindful Travel Can Save Your Travel Experience”

Getting Lost (Travel), Travel News, Travel Tips, Uncategorized

Travel News: How to Photograph People When You Travel (Without Being Disrespectful)

I recently read this article on photographing people while traveling that I think is extremely relevant in today’s photo-and-social-media-obsessed world. We’re getting used to taking pictures anywhere, and even when being sensitive to the privacy concerns, it’s hard not to get other people in your photos when you’re at popular tourist sites like the Eiffel Tower or Taj Mahal. But when you’re traveling and come across a person/persons that you’d love to capture an image of, what’s the most respectful way to proceed? Continue reading “Travel News: How to Photograph People When You Travel (Without Being Disrespectful)”

Asia, Getting Lost (Travel), Travel Storytelling

A Meeting With Death

The dog’s oozing red eye followed me as I was navigating the tiny, uneven pathways snaking through Varanasi, its motions unnaturally slow and pained. As the days passed, I noticed more dogs with red, bulbous eyes laying in distorted positions, while cows with deformed horns inched along the alleys.

Backpackers spoke of the strange “vibe” in Varanasi and the sicknesses travelers seem to acquire while in this Indian town. Their vivid stories couldn’t prepare me for the reality. Continue reading “A Meeting With Death”

Getting Lost (Travel), North America, Uncategorized

Travel Tuesday: Pompano Beach, Florida

Six pictures to inspire you to visit Pompano Beach, Florida, a family-friendly beach town on the southeast coast. Beautiful beaches, a fishing pier (currently undergoing renovations), and endless opportunity for sun-filled activities – boating, surfing, snorkeling… it’s a relaxing spot for family vacations, or a great place to spend spring break!  Continue reading “Travel Tuesday: Pompano Beach, Florida”

Travel News, Uncategorized

Travel Companies Adapting to Solo Travelers

Solo traveling is thrilling yet challenging, freeing yet stress-inducing. Basically it’s a blend of extreme emotions that (in my experiences) always has some positive aspect – whether it’s the opportunities that open up, the personal skills you gain or the insights you learn about yourself.

Continue reading “Travel Companies Adapting to Solo Travelers”

Getting Lost (Travel), Travel News, Travel Tips

What It’s Really Like to Be A Travel Writer

I like to travel. I like to write. So why not combine the two into a job title: travel writer? Let’s just say, it’s easier said than done. Take it from a professional… Continue reading “What It’s Really Like to Be A Travel Writer”

Travel News, Uncategorized

It’s December 1st!

Today marks the last first day of the last month of the year! Crazy how fast 2017 seemed to fly by. But it’s certainly not over yet…we still have multiple holidays, festivities, and (for all the college students reading this) final exams to experience (though my preference is to quickly get through the latter)! Continue reading “It’s December 1st!”