Tag Archives: inspiration
Posted on 25. Oct, 2012 by Steph.
Sometimes I forget how removed I am from the general population. To me, my everyday life has become a new kind of normal- it’s not unusual to buy a plane ticket on a moment’s notice or run out of passport pages or go months without entering the United States. Of course I know that’s not [...]
Posted on 15. Nov, 2011 by Steph.
When I was 19 I had appendicitis. Only nobody believed me. It was my first semester in college, my first time living away from home. My solution to homesickness was to keep myself crazy busy with classwork, activities and volunteering. I was busy but it felt good. It was on my way back to school [...]
Posted on 11. May, 2010 by Steph.
Having a blog is kind of like falling in love. You wake up one morning and suddenly you can’t remember what your life was like before you spent every waking moment thinking up travel articles. What did I used to DO with all that free time (I mean, besides laundry, which I’ve been neglecting to [...]
Posted on 23. Feb, 2010 by Steph.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about why so few people actually make their travel dreams reality. Anyone who is a frequent traveler knows the common refrain from others of “I wish I could do that!” To which I always answer that you can. For some reason people don’t seem to believe this. A lot [...]
Posted on 15. Dec, 2009 by Steph.
I was talking to a close friend the other day about whether or not he should quit his job to travel. He has a good job for his young age and a solid career plan, but he still toys with the idea of giving it up. “I just don’t want to be thirty and have [...]
Posted on 27. Oct, 2009 by Steph.
I spent a little over a month backpacking around the Western Balkans last summer, and it is an amazing, often overlooked, chunk of Europe. Although the area is notorious for the bloody civil wars of the 1990’s, it is now a peaceful and welcoming place and a new tourist destination ideal for young travelers. Here [...]
Posted on 20. Oct, 2009 by Steph.
Grant Lingel is a talented author who embodies the Twenty-Something Travel philosophy. Leaving college just 7 credits short of a degree, Grant moved to Mexico with nothing but a plane ticket and $300 in his pocket. The resulting adventures through Mexico and Central America are described in his new book Imagine: A Vagabond Story . [...]
Posted on 18. Oct, 2009 by Steph.
There are people who love to plan, and people who don’t. While I admire the fly by the seat of their pants set, I definitely fall into the planner category. For me the initial stages of planning a trip: deciding where I will go, learning about the history and culture, anticipating all the delicious possibilities [...]
Posted on 29. Sep, 2009 by Steph.
Yellowstone, with it’s rainbow of hot springs, sputtering geysers and steaming charred earth is the strangest place I’ve ever been. The entire park is actually situated over a giant supervolcano, which is the cause of the zany geothermal phenomenon that dot the area. It’s also a place of great natural beauty, beautiful lakes, rivers and [...]