Archive | going abroad

19 April 2011 ~ 7 Comments

Lessons Learned After My First 100 Days Abroad

Last week I passed the century mark. I have now been abroad in Colombia for just over 100 days, and I have enjoyed every minute of it. In fact, I actually planned to stay less than 100 days, but here I am! Here are a few lessons I’ve learned in my first 100 days abroad: […]

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12 April 2011 ~ 10 Comments

What I Wish I Knew When I Started Traveling: The Rest Of The Story

Holy canoli! Did you just see the response from 50 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Traveling? There were literally hundreds of years of traveling behind all of those gems. No wonder, then, as to date it has been re-tweeted more than 150 times! Thank you so much everybody for sharing it! The […]

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07 April 2011 ~ 62 Comments

50 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Traveling

What do you wish you knew when you started traveling? How Do You Like Them Apples? I don’t know about you, but I am totally stoked to hear back from so many experienced travelers. They have offered some really good advice here. If you enjoyed it too, please share with your friends!

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24 March 2011 ~ 6 Comments

Why You Will Break Your iPhone Abroad And What You Can Do To Prevent It

I arrived to Medellin a few weeks ago and parked myself in a hostel. Now, up to this point, I had had minimal experience staying in hostels, but one tip I garnered before I came on this trip was that you should bring a small flashlight in order to see when it is pitch black […]

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07 February 2011 ~ 7 Comments

What The Super Bowl Can Teach You About Travel And Culture

Last night I watched the Packers beat the Steelers in a sports bar in midtown Bogotá. I can tell you that it was a lot of fun and everyone in the bar had a lot of fun. The TVs were all tuned in to Fox Sports Latin America, with the commentary completely in Spanish and […]

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31 January 2011 ~ 4 Comments

The Simple Way To Enjoy Your Travel

You are a finite creature. I want you to read that again just in case you missed it. You are a finite creature. Granted, some of you may have bought any number of hot books these days about becoming superhuman, but the reality of your simple, bodily needs remains… You are a hobbit, a very […]

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10 January 2011 ~ 11 Comments

My Travel Into Colombia: 2 Things I Did Wrong and 1 Thing I Did Right

I made it to Colombia! WOOT WOOT! I have arrived in Bogotá, and I am starting to get to know the layout of this city a little bit. It is a MASSIVE city, with something like 8 million people. (I luckily arrived during the time when many people from Bogotá take a vacation, so the […]

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05 January 2011 ~ 18 Comments

Something I Should Have Done Ten Years Ago

At last. When this post goes live, I will be en route to Bogotá, Colombia, the start of my 3 month (minimum) trip abroad. It’s the first long-term travel I’ve ever done. I am so excited. I am totally stoked. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am. The first part of […]

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14 October 2010 ~ 14 Comments

4 Packing Questions I Have for Experienced Travelers

I am going to Colombia in January for 3 months and I could really use some help in planning. Since now my trip is less than 90 days away, I want to begin making a packing list– especially of items I might need to purchase as I need to allow time for ordering and shipment. […]

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10 October 2010 ~ 8 Comments

Does Going Abroad Make You More Affectionate?

In case you didn’t know, I have booked my flight to Colombia. I am officially going on my first extended time abroad in January. This week I have been reflecting on what will happen when I go abroad. What will I learn? Who will I meet? Will I change significantly? How will I deal with […]

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