Depression after traveling is likely, normal, consuming and hard to snap out of. This is not a guide on how to be happy – who the hell am I to tell you how to achieve that holy grail? No, this is a try to find the solution myself – and maybe, just maybe you will understand.
Wherever I am, I seem to be searching for my next destination as I am making my bed.. This is my traveler’s syndrome. It’s a virus that spreads through my limbs, making them ache as soon as they rest. I am rootless.
Have you ever been a few days away from a big long-awaited trip and then learn that you may not be able to go on it? This is the story of how I learned my passport was not valid and how I had to fix it a day before leaving!
Everyone has a different reason for wanting to travel, some do it for business, others for leisure, some do it to find themselves and others do it to get lost. Whatever your reason is for traveling there are definitely some phenomenal benefits to gain, here are my five amazing reasons to travel.
There is a lot of pressure on us to have our lives figured out by the time we graduate college, but how do we include travel in our future? How do you manage growing up, strengthening your career, and having a family while your desire to travel never waivers? Here are some of my experiences from the past year since I graduated college, and how I’ve managed to continue traveling while also figuring out my life path.
When I was living in Europe I went on the most unexpected trip of my life: to Istanbul. I hadn’t thought much about visiting other countries aside from those in Western Europe. My best friend came up with the idea of visiting Istanbul, Turkey. It was a place I had never considered going to, and didn’t know much about. Here is my experience of visiting the beautiful city of Istanbul.
Born and raised in California, Jessica breaks down some of the common stereotypes she’s heard about her home state.
If someone would’ve told me 3 years ago that I was going travel overseas by myself, I would’ve never believed them. Today I am a week away from just that trip. Read on to find out how I gained the confidence to travel solo!
I’m going to tell you about my loyal travel partner: Epilepsy. At the age of 21, many of you were probably enjoying officially leaving childhood behind and getting the satisfaction to drink legally. In my case, however, I was being diagnosed with Epilepsy. This is me talking about traveling with epilepsy.
I received my first-ever poisonous spider bite in the middle of my 8-week solo trip through Europe. I have never been too fond of going to the doctor. I prefer to just assume that things will heal on their own! Unfortunately, with a poisonous spider bite, that isn’t the case. Here is the horror story of how I ignored my spider bite for two weeks and continued traveling as if nothing was wrong, when in reality, I was on the verge of having sepsis.
Texas doesn't get the most flattering media coverage - read how this influenced Viktoria's expectations of the state and how going there was a huge reality check, making her fall in love with the state of Texas!
Machu Picchu - full of tourists, way too expensive and what is the fuzz all about, really? A bunch of stones? Read about how this was Viktoria's first impression of Machu Picchu and why she still ended up falling in love with this magical place.
Jennifer is a 26-year old Dutchie, who's currently kickin' ass on a start-up journey inspired by travel. I had the pleasure of meeting with her in Amsterdam, and I can only say, she truly is an inspiration. She's the brains behind "Wandertales": The audio - journaling app.
Everyone hopes that their vacation will be a relaxing dream. However, travel sometimes is not only smiles and sunny beaches. What if you end up in a situation that you never thought you would be in. This is a travel horror story of my trip to Greece and about the first time that I feared for my life.
The first time I came to visit New York City I was 17 years old. It was a high school graduation present. I’m from a small suburban town in Southern California, where I went to school with the same kids from preschool to 12th grade. I couldn’t have anticipated that this trip to NYC would change the course of my life. I fell in love with the city, and decided to change all my plans so I could live there. Here’s the story of how living in New York City for four and a half years changed me.
There's no other place where stories are so vibrant, so present and such an intricate part of a city as La Paz. The dusty mountain air and the busy little alleyways, the colorful markets and the paintings on the walls - there is a story to be discovered behind everything - Viktoria is sharing a few that she learned on her trip!
I’m the one who hates hot weather and sunlight. I don’t enjoy outdoor activities or sports. I never go to the beach. I can’t stand bugs! However, after moving to Hawaii and living on Maui for eight months, I had a hard time leaving. Here are some of my experiences and what I learned from living in Hawaii.
My night at the beach in the Colombian Jungle was such an experience. The trip to Colombia when I was 18 and still in High School opened up my heart to the form of traveling that is making me so happy now. Colombia was the beginning of my falling in love with adventure.
Keeping a journal while you travel is a fantastic way to document your experiences on the road. Even if you aren’t big on journaling in the traditional sense of filling pages upon pages with words, you can still keep journals that will make great keepsakes. Here are some ideas to help you figure out what kind of journal-writing interests you the most.
I was 21 when I went to live in Paris, France for one year on my study abroad. Before I went, I read a lot of blogs about what the experience would be like, as ecstatic as I was terrified of the adventure to come. Truth is, your experience is going to be your own. I want to share with you mine.
Guest Author Avanti Chajed writes about her first Solo Traveling Experience in Tallin, Estonia. She tells the story of how she enjoyed traveling solo but is not sure the trade off is really worth it.