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Food, Cathedrals, and Broken Spanish

June Guest Blogger: Daniela Avilez It’s been quite some time since I’ve been to Spain. It was a trip that my first high school offered through the art department. It was my first time flying overseas. I remember the gist of the trip vaguely, but a lot of details still stuck to me. One night,… Continue reading Food, Cathedrals, and Broken Spanish

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Replenishing Waters: A 7-day Caribbean Cruise

May Guest Blogger: Laura Alcantar Weeks away from my 40th birthday, with my mom now 70 and widowed, my sons 10 and 15, a ten-day trip together seemed a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Of course, it also meant being confined together in a tiny room for ten days and sharing a bathroom. The boys would miss a… Continue reading Replenishing Waters: A 7-day Caribbean Cruise

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What Started My Career as a Travel Agent

April Guest Blogger: Kim Edgy It all started by my really good friend asking me to plan their Disney Adoption Celebration trip in March 2018. I am a HUGE Disney lover, and I have had annual passes just about my whole life. She knew I could do it and make sure it was a MAGICAL… Continue reading What Started My Career as a Travel Agent

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The Expedition Never Really Ends

March Guest Blogger: T.J. Burgin Travelling alone is often a frightening proposition. The world is a big place, with languages and people and practices that don’t make sense, that are foreign in every sense of the word. In 2009, I was a ninth-grade student with good test scores, a relatively active lifestyle, successful in track… Continue reading The Expedition Never Really Ends

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Travel is Change

February Guest Blogger: Clare Malcolm Travel is change; change can trigger.  Change and mental health work at cross purposes to each other. Change of any sort can be symptom-inducing and a trigger for the worst aspects of mental health issues.  Ironically, travel is in its every essence change. Change of place, change of environment, change… Continue reading Travel is Change

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Christmas Markets Lift Your Spirit

January Guest Blogger: Melissa Bitter One of the many benefits of living in Germany is taking advantage of the numerous festivals and traditional celebrations throughout the region. Christmas (Weihnachten) Markets, or more accurately Advent Markets, pop up in nearly every town and city across Germany in the weeks before Christmas. Hundreds of vendors peddle bakery… Continue reading Christmas Markets Lift Your Spirit

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Clarity at the Eiffel Tower

January Guest Blogger: Melissa Bitter A Family Trip Saved My Sanity Back in the fall of 2017, the idea of living in Germany was romantic and exciting. Starting my freelance writing business was exhilarating and empowering. Traveling Europe and sharing experiences with my husband and kids was endearing. Then we arrived, and I felt overwhelmed.… Continue reading Clarity at the Eiffel Tower