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What I miss most about travelling

6 Things That I Miss Most About Travelling

I took my last trip almost 5 months ago.  Anyone who knows how much I am used to travelling will readily see that for me, this seems like an eternity. There is a good reason for my hiatus, and I have plenty of other things to keep me busy at the moment, but that doesn’t […]

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Changes: 5 Lessons Learned from Traveling with Baby

Babies change everything.  Especially travel. I had never put so much though into the process of going through the security line at the airport.  I planned out every move, every necessary action in the security dance, aware that every forgotten detail would become infinitely more difficult with a potentially fussy baby in arms and other […]

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Peace ribbons at the edge of the DMZ in South Korea

Travel and World Peace: How Traveling the World has Changed My Perspective

The world news has been catching my attention lately in a way that it hasn’t in the past.  Seeing coverage of the election of the new Pope at the Vatican a few months back, and the details of the escalating instability in North Korea made me think of my recent visits to these places. Both of these […]

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Shanna on the balcony on the Eurodam saying goodbye to Amsterdam

Happy Birthday! Reflections and Travel Blog Goals for year 2!

My travel blog is one year old this week!  Thanks so much to everybody who has been following along on my adventures! My very first post was published on Thanksgiving of 2011.  At that time, I had NO CLUE about what I was getting myself into!  I now devote every moment of my free time […]

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Travel In Focus: Places to Visit in Paris

Travel in Focus is a monthly feature highlighting the best travel tips and suggestions for a particular place from around the web.  Check out the internet’s best travel writing about Places to Visit in Paris to help you plan your trip! Paris Focused Blogs Hip Paris Blog: Tips and insights about touring, renting and living […]

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Fjord in Norway

Norway Travel Blog Roundup: The Scoop About Going to Norway

We will be going to Norway in less than a week!  To get you in the spirit for all of the great writing that I am going to do while I am there, check out these travel blogs with the skinny about going to Norway: from Bohemian Trails Delicious Foods From Norway Neighborhood Guide to Oslo […]

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Thai Papaya Salad

Overcoming a Fear of Spicy Food in Thailand

I have never been a fan of spicy foods.  I was always the one that thought that something was spicy when no one else did, gulping down water and wiping tears from my eyes.  That was until I tried the food in Thailand. My taste buds just haven’t been the same since!   The food in […]

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Airport Passenger with luggage

Preparing for Takeoff: How Frequent Travel has Changed our Travel Preparation Routine

The reality is now settling in. We are leaving on a big trip in less than two weeks. We are all falling into our normal positions in this play that we act out every time we go somewhere; me in the role of the planner and the detail taker carer of-er and my husband as […]

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Boldly Go: How seeing the world has removed much of my fear of travel

She admonished me first not to go (though she knew that wouldn’t be an argument that she would win.)  She then told us that she thought that we shouldn’t ride on the metro in Madrid, because terrorists often target subways for bombings. My mother has never been to Europe, so she obviously had no idea […]

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McDonalds Sign in Morocco

Our Love/Hate Relationship with McDonalds While Traveling

There is no escaping it.  Our fast food obsession has spread worldwide and rarely are we able to find a destination without this ever present reminder of all of the things that I dislike about our broken food system in the United States (though this is a topic perhaps for another blog post, or maybe […]

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