For those of us who are compelled to write, it may seem that sitting down at our computer to hash out a few thousand words a day is an easy feat. However, anyone who feels the draw of the page can tell you, myself included, that no matter how beautifully you string together words, there … Continue reading Vagabond Authors: Finding time to write!
Traveling to countries where you don't speak the local language can be intimidating and a little bit scary. I find it is often tempting for travelers to stick to locations where their own native tongue is the common language. While this certainly makes traveling easier, it greatly limits your options for destinations. As a native … Continue reading Travel & Language: Overcoming the Barrier
Travel, at times, seems to be the deciding factor in the longevity of a friendship or relationship. (This seems especially true when women travel together for some reason.) While it can be a challenge, it doesn't have to end just short of killing your companions and tossing them to the wolves, never to circle around … Continue reading Dodging Bullets: Travel without hating each other
Happy January 2nd, 2018! Wow, 2017 flew by. We hope that all of you had a safe and wonderful holiday season with your family and friends. After ringing in the new year, we are settling in for some new adventures and anticipating the lessons which will undoubtedly be learned this year as we venture out … Continue reading Happy New Year: What’s ahead for 2018?
Your heart aches and your feet itch; the passport pages cry out to be stamped and your pack sits in a corner waiting to be unpacked from the day before. You are feeling the loss of the journey but your family and friends aren't feeling the pity. For some, post-travel depression sets in a week … Continue reading Post-Travel Depression : Yes, it’s a thing
The list of things to see in Dublin, Ireland is seriously extensive. If I listed all of them on a rolled up piece of paper it would tumble to the ground and roll away when extended. It is easy to rack up a tab with all the entry fees and tour costs as you try … Continue reading Dublin on the Cheap: 10 Free or Nearly Free Things
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Destination chosen - Check Lodging chosen & Deposit paid - Check Airfare booked - Check check! Great! The basics are taken care of and you are definitely going on your trip! **I don't recommend skipping booking your airfare and putting a deposit down on your lodging. Do it early and get it out of the … Continue reading Squirreling It Away: Saving for a Trip
Great! You know where you are going, when you are going and with whom you are going. So, how much is this going to cost? Well it all depends. The first part is determined by the above information. Your airfare depends on to and from where you are traveling as well as when you will … Continue reading Penny Pinchers: How to Budget a Trip
So you have created a list of your dream destinations, measured the lists against those of your companions and settled on a time of year to travel. But where will you be staying while on your grand adventure? There are many options to consider when researching lodging. Hotels, hostels, B & B or even couch … Continue reading A place to rest your head: Hostels, Hotels & AirBnB