Tag Archives | long-term travel


Facing Your Homestay Fears

When I first arrived to Buenos Aires to study abroad my junior year of college, I was assigned a homestay. The apartment was in one of the most gorgeous neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, filled with lush green parks, adorable coffee shops and the city’s very own Chinatown. It was far from my classes and other neighborhoods […]

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Words of Wisdom: Regret

Fear | Sacrifice | Confidence | The Tipping Point | Regret Regret traveling the world? I don’t think so.  Is there anything you regret about deciding to travel the world? No.  Right now I’m as happy as a moonfairy freefalling down to earth, and if I’ve done anything different, better or worse, things would’ve turned out way […]

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Words of Wisdom: Confidence

Fear | Sacrifice | Confidence | The Tipping Point | Regret “So, you’re daughter’s a little crazy. I hear she’s going to go travel the world,” says a family friend. “Is she though? Isn’t that what we all want to do?”, my father replies. (Words may not be exact as this was retold to me.) I know I […]

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Words of Wisdom: Sacrifice

Fear | Sacrifice | Confidence | The Tipping Point | Regret Google defines sacrifice as to “give up (something important or valued) for the sake of other considerations”. As a twenty-five year old educated white female, I haven’t exactly had to give up much in my life and it’s something that I’m really starting to learn about […]

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The famous six corners in Bucktown/Wicker Park, Chicago.

Traveler’s Itch – The Good Kind

“Travel far enough, you meet yourself” – Cloud Atlas What wakes you up in the morning? What keeps your fire burning all day long and up late when you know you should be sleeping? For me, and many of you out there, it’s traveling – and right now, it’s the endless thoughts about my next trip. I […]

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Sweet Home, Chicago

Year Long Travel: To Go or Not To Go?

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain  Planning for year long travel is not easy, […]

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Endless vintage, art and street food stands along Calle Defense on Sundays at the San Telmo Festival.

A Perfect Week in Buenos Aires

Wanderlust (n.); A strong desire or urge to wander or travel and explore the world. As a twenty-something living in Buenos Aires (flashback to 2008), I felt like I was living in a dream world. The people were gorgeous, the dollar lasted forever and the food – oh – the food. I loved eating dinner […]

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