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Want to Travel? It’s About Taking Control of Your Life

Want to Travel? It's About Taking Control of Your Life

Two weeks ago, The Huffington Post shared an article by Elite Daily on their Facebook page. The article, entitled “You Should Never Marry A Girl Until You’ve Traveled With Her,” lists some of the hurdles couples face when they travel. Frankly, they’re the types of challenging hurdles a couple should have to face before they get married. The author, Paul Hudson, […]

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Why You Should Travel and Go Completely Broke

Travel With No Money: Why You Should Travel and Go Completely Broke

There were times when I was forced to travel with no money. Through these experiences, and through the hardship of learning how to get by and how to make something from nothing, I discovered a silver lining. There’s just something about being broke in a new city. Not broke in the sense that bills are piling […]

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Despite Feeling Guilty for Traveling, Sometimes You Just Have to Move On

Despite Feeling Guilty for Traveling, Sometimes You Just Have to Move On

I’ve visited ten countries in the past four years. It’s not an astronomical number, but that’s because I travel slowly. In fact, I’m inclined to just call it sporadic migration. I spent two-and-a-half years between Australia and New Zealand, followed by a year in Asia, which somehow blended into six months in America. It’s strange to be […]

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Do Something Worth Dying For

Do Something Worth Dying For

Everybody talks about living a life worth living. And while I wholeheartedly agree with that sentiment, it lacks a certain depth. What is a life worth living? What fuels it? A life worth living could be cuddling with your loved one every night of the week, nurturing your child, working at a homeless shelter, raising […]

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On Re-Entry and Reverse Culture Shock: Returning to the USA After 3.5 Years Abroad

On Re-Entry and Reverse Culture Shock: Returning to the United States After 13 Months in Asia

It’s 7am and the sun is rising. There’s a heavenly glow spread upon the rock cliffs that overlook the Gulf of Thailand. I scaled that jagged scarp last night just to get here. Waves crash and a hazy vapor of saltwater rises from the water. The blurry-eyed party-goers sway their bodies in unison; deep house […]

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