I guess I’ll start this blog off with a confession: I’m not a third culture kid. Not really anyway. Though I spent the first half of my childhood in Hawaii and the second-half in New York, until college I’d never spent a significant amount of time outside of my home country. But I wish I… Read More Why I’m Jealous of “Third Culture Kids”
I started reading Mary Morris’s book Nothing to Declare: Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone while in Argentina last week and thought I’d share an excerpt that I felt spoke to the idea of travel addiction. On page 22 – 23, Morris describes the fascination travelers have with maps. “How do you know if you… Read More How do you know if you are a “Traveler”?
I’ve been reading The Happiness Project: Or, why I spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin and came across a paragraph that got me thinking about the correlation between happiness and travel: “My research had revealed that challenge… Read More How Travel Makes People Happier
I just finished reading Elna Baker‘s memoir, The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance. In it she recounts the struggles she faced as a 26-year-old Mormon virgin looking for true love in New York City. She’s a funny writer and her insight into the Mormon faith was interesting and informative. Now 30, Elna is no longer… Read More Travel, Soul Mates and a Book about Mormons
Blogger Tina Su longed to escape the dull routine of daily life and thus, like so many of others who read about ‘mini-retirements’ in The 4-Hour Workweek, she put her job on hold and went on an extended tour through India. A few weeks into her trip however, she realized that the image she’d had… Read More Why Long-Term Travel Ain’t All That Great
Since the beginning of mankind, people have packed up and moved to avoid famine, warfare, religious persecution or (these days anyway) tanking housing markets. But when considering places to relocate, most people don’t think beyond the borders of their own country. When looking for a retirement destination, for instance, most people think “Florida” and rarely do they ever consider “Lithuainia”. But perhaps they’d… Read More Which Country Best Matches Your Personality?
I’m flying to Hawaii tomorrow. I could be staying there anywhere from a week to the rest of my life. Which course my life takes is entirely contingent on whether or not I find a job within the next six days. If I do, then I’ll stay in Honolulu and if I don’t, I’ll either… Read More When the Possibilities are Endless
Photo by Helminadia Ranford I never thought of my ability to live abroad as a skill, but according to Elizabeth Gilbert, it’s something that some people are better suited for than others. The following is an exert from Elizabeth Gilbert’s book Committed. Committed is the follow-up book to her memoir Eat Pray Love (which has been described… Read More Which do You Prefer: Traveling or Living Abroad?
I read a lot, (a consequence of having only 12 channels on my TV, all of which feature round-the-clock cooking shows) and so I thought I’d share some of the best travel or Japan-related articles I’ve come across this past week. All of them are awesome. All of them I didn’t write (although wish I… Read More Reannon’s Required Reading List