Maybe instead of asking “Are expats/serial nomads running away from their problems?” people should ask instead, “So what if they are?”… Read More So You’re Running Away from Your Problems…So What?
My ability to travel for long periods of time, sleep comfortably in a hammock and read maps would have made me an excellent candidate for the job of “pirate”. … Read More My Travel Super Powers (Or Why I Should Have Been Born a Pirate)
A love letter to travel and all of the lovely, little things that make it worth while.… Read More 50 Little Things to Love about Traveling
Straight from the “well, DUH” files comes the findings of a study from scientists at the University of Vermont: The more miles you put between your home and job, the happier you become. Or, as researchers put it: “Expressed happiness increases logarithmically with distance from an individual’s average location.” Scientists reached this conclusion after analyzing… Read More Study Finds the Further People Travel from Home, the Happier They Become
As if you needed another reason to travel, right? But just in case you’re on the fence about whether or not to splurge on that vacation or long weekend getaway, here ya go: According to this article in the Los Angeles Times, travel can: Lower your blood pressure Improve your immune system Make you smarter… Read More Yet Another Reason Why Travel is Awesome: It Will Help You Live Longer
So. I opened my own store. Well, sorta. Okay, not really. What I DID do, however, was set up a virtual store on Zazzle.com, design a handful of travel-themed art, t-shirts and luggage tags and then make them available for purchase. I know, I KNOW…I’m probably not going to make any money doing this, especially… Read More Buy my travel gear and I’ll love you forever…
Do you suffer from either one of these travel compulsions? Read on to find out. The term Dromomania comes from the Greek “dromos” (running) and “mania” (insanity) and was considered a real mental disorder in the 1880s through to the early 20th century in France. The illness, also known as “Mad Travellers Disease”, was attributed… Read More Travel addiction is real! Introducing “Dromomania” and “Drapetomania” (Mad Travelers Disease!)
In between trips and in desperate need of a travel fix? Read this list. 1. Go for a hike 2. Wander around your city’s Chinatown 3. Visit a grocery store that caters towards foreigners (a hispanic or asian grocery store) and buy some strange-looking chips or candy you’ve never tried before 4. Get on a… Read More 30 Things to Do When You Can’t Travel (A List for Broke Travel Addicts)
Whether you’re young or old, shy or outgoing, an optimist or a pessimist, if you’re a traveler, then chances are that you share this one quality with other travelers: open-mindedness. The personality trait “openness to new experience” is one of the traits described in the Five Factor Model. People who score high in this personality trait are… Read More What do all travelers have in common?
I’ve been looking through my photos of my time spent living in Central America lately and have been missing my expat life something fierce. And since my last collection of expat quotes was so popular (Google search results love it, apparently), I’ve decided to put together another list of some of my fave quotes about… Read More 12 More Quotes about Being an Expat and Living Abroad