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Save Lives When You Travel

Date Posted: January 19, 2016
Posted in: Travel Tales

save lives when you travel

This article originally appeared in The Huffington Post on December 29, 2015. See the original, How to Save Lives When You Travel, here.


Traveling ignites something in the soul – there’s no denying that. Every new experience, every new place explored, and every cultural barrier knocked down brings about a change in our perspectives and in the very way we live our lives.

Travel inspires us to do more and to be more. Travel unites us.

This article originally appeared in The Huffington Post on December 29, 2015. See the original, How to Save Lives When Y...

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Giveaway: City Walks Travel App

Date Posted: December 3, 2015
Posted in: Travel Tales

city map app

My favorite way to explore a new place is walking – or, if I’m feeling ambitious, by running. Either way, you see parts of the area you would otherwise miss should you only travel by car or public transportation.

My favorite way to explore a new place is walking - or, if I'm feeling ambitious, by running. Either way, you see parts...

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Throw Away the Bucket List

Date Posted: August 17, 2015
Posted in: Expat Life, Personal, Travel Tales

Jay Smith live your life

I read this article penned by Jay Smith, a man suffering from ALS. It may be horrible to say, but I truly believe that people facing death offer the best wisdom. When faced with your own mortality, you may make different decisions about your life. You may prioritize things differently; you might reevaluate aspects of your everyday existence.

I read this article penned by Jay Smith, a man suffering from ALS. It may be horrible to say, but I truly believe that p...

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You Can Now Leave the Empty Nest!

Date Posted: May 10, 2015
Posted in: Expat Life, Travel Tales

Today is Mother’s Day, so Happy Mother’s Day, Mom! In honor of all the moms (and dads!) out there, I wanted to let you in on a little secret: If your kids are grown and you have an empty nest, it’s okay for you to leave, too.

I just read this blog penned by the GypsyNesters, which is a brilliant wordplay on Empty Nesters gone rogue. She was discussing the idea that traveling or moving away in your retirement does not in fact make you a bad parent. I could not agree more and would like to offer further encouragement.

Today is Mother's Day, so Happy Mother's Day, Mom! In honor of all the moms (and dads!) out there, I wanted to let you i...

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12 Jobs You Can Do Anywhere in the World

Date Posted: July 24, 2014
Posted in: Expat Life, Freelance Writing, Travel Tales

This post originally appeared in The Huffington Post on July 16, 2014. This is the original.

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The traditional 9-5 office job isn’t your only option. Did you know that? Sure, it works for plenty of people. In at 9 a.m., out the door as the bells chime 5p.m., lather, rinse, repeat. Monday through Friday, 52 weeks per year for 40 years or more. It works for plenty of people.

If you are not in that group of plenty, fear not. Your options are endless! Here are just a few of the amazing alternatives to the traditional cubicle life that you can take with you anywhere in the world. After all, if you love what you do, you’ll conquer more obstacles and motivate yourself more for a longer period of time. Happy travels and happy days!

This post originally appeared in The Huffington Post on July 16, 2014. This is the original. ___________________________...

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The Easiest Step-by-Step Guide to Start Traveling

Date Posted: June 24, 2014
Posted in: Freelance Writing

This post originally appeared in The Huffington Post on June 3, 2014. This is the original.

So you want to head out and see the world but you don’t know where to start? Here’s the best advice the internet can possibly provide to put your plans into motion, step-by-step.

Step 1: Just. Go.

This post originally appeared in The Huffington Post on June 3, 2014. This is the original. So you want to head out and...

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Advice for First-Time Scuba Divers (AKA How to Become a Scuba Diver Without Pissing Off Your Instructor)

Date Posted: June 10, 2014
Posted in: Travel Tales

Word to the wise: When you are embarking on a new venture, understand that you know nothing.

Alright, folks, here’s the deal. I manage a dive shop in Roatan. I know things. You want to become a diver. That is awesome! But you don’t yet know anything about diving. So pay attention to the following…very…very…very carefully.

 

Proof I know what I'm doing: here I am diving with my Irish-Colombian Instructor Roomie/Manfriend

Proof I know what I’m talking about: here I am diving with my Irish-Colombian Instructor Roomie/Manfriend

Word to the wise: When you are embarking on a new venture, understand that you know nothing. Alright, folks, here's the...

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Dreaming of another life

Date Posted: May 9, 2014
Posted in: Expat Life, Travel Tales

You are not a tree.

Have you ever caught yourself dreaming of another life? Have you caught yourself in the middle of a daydream somewhere far away on the beach with the sun warming your skin, the breeze dancing through your hair, the waves gently brushing the sand?

Yeah. That’s my life.

Have you ever caught yourself dreaming of another life? Have you caught yourself in the middle of a daydream somewhere f...

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