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Realities of Long-Term Solo Travel

Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014

For so long, before it was my turn, I imagined the life of long-term solo travel. In my imagination, I was the star in a non-stop adventure, sitting in sun-soaked ancient plazas…

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Crete, Greece: Day 4, Plakias to Matala

Posted on Thursday, November 7, 2013

While the Elvis songs were outstanding, the amount of wine consumed had my head spinning today. Our goal is to get to Matala. The “how” is unclear. Figuring it out entails a lot of head holding on my part with deep sighs and a wish that teleportation…

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Shaky Ground and Travel Fatigue – Picton, New Zealand

Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The ferry from Wellington to Picton took three hours and it was a scenic trip passing through the Cook Channel and many small islands clinging underwater to the mainland. It was overcast and chilly…

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Camino de Santiago, Day 27: El Burgo Ranero to Reliegos

Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Well, today was beautiful and emotionally overwhelming. Ripples from my meeting yesterday continued to affect me today. Strongly. Walking out of town I saw an old man, who was blind…

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Camino de Santiago, Day 9: Lorca to Los Arcos

Posted on Friday, May 10, 2013

This was a long day we didn’t exactly plan for. I was especially tired this morning for no obvious reason. Dragging right out of the gate. Our goal was to get to Villamayor de Monjardin…

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Last days on Holbox Island

Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Major realization #1: I have never traveled this way before! I’m discovering the difference between traveling and vacationing: In the past,when I have taken vacations my attitude has been “live for the day”. I have spent money on tours and experiences that cost a lot because I wanted to treat…

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