Archive | October, 2013

Your 30's

5 Reasons I Love Traveling in My 30′s

Every once in a while, someone will ask me if I’ve ever had any regrets. For the most part, I haven’t. But the answer I used to give was: I wish I had done a study abroad program when I was in college. I’m sure this would have gotten me started on my international travels […]

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The Time I Felt Like an Asshole Riding an Elephant in Thailand

While in Thailand I knew that I wanted to ride an elephant. And who wouldn’t? Elephants are cute! I could picture myself feeling very “Queen of the World” riding on top of an elephant through the picturesque background of Thailand. And surely, we would become BFF’s during our journey. But that’s not exactly what happened. […]

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The Time I lived in France for Two Months for $1,500

When you are a solo long-term traveler, without income, it is best to choose countries where you can stretch your dollars further. Regions such as Southeast Asia, India, and even parts of Eastern Europe could all fit within a tight budget quite nicely. On the other hand, Western Europe isn’t gonna get you as far. […]

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My Next Adventure in Tanzania

In January I’ll be moving to Africa. Mto Wa Mbu, Tanzania, to be specific. Yes, I’m moving somewhere I can’t even pronounce. But I couldn’t be more excited. Okay…I’m not gonna lie, I’m a little nervous. But it’s definitely like 90% excited, 10% nervous. I’ve always said I like change, so this should be right […]

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Jumping off the Corporate Ladder, Halfway Up

When you have climbed the same corporate ladder for years, how do you get off without crashing down? How do you start over? Is it possible? Or at some point do you have to suck it up and keep going? I‘ve struggled with this A LOT. During the first half of college my major was […]

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Creating Your Life Without a Script

It was exactly two years ago that I returned from my six-month trip abroad. And I wasn’t sure what to do next. I went back home to Dallas to contemplate two options: Continue my international adventures and find a source of income overseas. Return to San Diego  It was an ongoing debate in my head […]

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