I've waited over half of my life for this trip. Its main purpose is to finally visit the first foreign country I ever longed to see: Spain. As someone who has dedicated her life to literature, learning Spanish, and understanding the roots of Latin American culture, this is a dream come true for me. Over the … Continue reading Literary Heroes, Vegan Fare & Creativity in Europe (and a bit of North Africa!)
Tag: Paulo Coelho
Bucket Lists Part II: Aspirations Continue
Last November, I wrote a post entitled "You're Not Dead Yet! Bucket Lists: Part I". Rereading this entry, it's interesting to see not only how much my life has changed, but my priorities as well. Some of the places I wished to see when I originally wrote this dream inventory in 2003 have faded into … Continue reading Bucket Lists Part II: Aspirations Continue
11 Ways You Can Travel on the Cheap
Why do people say that they would love to travel, if only they had the money? To me, that's just an excuse. I wasn't born into wealth- far from it. I started working when I was 11 years old, and surely haven't (yet) achieved the lifestyle of the rich and famous. No matter; travel is … Continue reading 11 Ways You Can Travel on the Cheap
The Courage to Travel
A picture I shot of the Andes mountains on my way back from Santiago, Chile to Mendoza, Argentina. What better way to complement it than with a poignant travel quote from Paulo Coelho?
Liebster Blogging Award
Recently, Alex and Bellinda from Wanderlust Marriage nominated me for the Liebster Blogging Award. What an honor! These two have combined their love for solo travel together and are now living life as an amazing nomadic couple. I'm really looking forward to answering their questions and highlighting others' travel blogs. People all over the world are really … Continue reading Liebster Blogging Award
Five of My Favorite Travel Books
As a writer, traveler, and prolific reader, I often consider that I haven't read many "travel books," since I usually don't delve into travel memoirs. Usually, when I go to the travel section of a library or bookstore, I end up thumbing through a Lonely Planet travel guide, or musing through the colorful pictures of … Continue reading Five of My Favorite Travel Books
What Do You Want from Life?
Well, since this is my first post, I thought it would be appropriate to begin with a quote from one of my favorite authors-- who happens to be from one of my favorite countries— Paulo Coelho from Brasil. It's like this: "What do you want? You can’t want to be happy, because that’s too easy … Continue reading What Do You Want from Life?