Celebrating St. Stephen’s in Ireland.

After a particularly rough end to 2009, my best friend, Lara, and I decided to ring in 2010 the best way we knew how…with a trip to Europe. Our small plan grew to three countries over seven days: first, Ireland to visit my family, then Belgium to visit her friends, and finally, The Netherlands to celebrate New Year’s Eve. It fell perfectly into place, and on Christmas night we set off for Europe.

Lara and I at Trinity College.

Lara and I at Trinity College.

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‘Tis the Season.

With Hanukkah in full swing and Christmas just days away, the holidays are officially here. But, all I’ve seen around me is negativity and anger. People rushing around, running red lights, yelling in stores and parking lots, waiting in long lines in stores looking miserable. All the while, completely forgetting to stop, take a breath, and enjoy the end of the year and the magic of this season. This should be a time of love and joy. A time to say thank you. A time to tell family and friends how much they are loved.

Maybe it’s just me. Maybe this time of year is always like this, but I’ve never noticed it before, blinded by my own inner happiness. And, this year I’m still happy, but I’m different. Traveling to Asia this summer has completely changed me, and for the better, but it’s also made me critical of life in The United States.
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More Gifts for Your Wanderer.

Yesterday, I wrote about gift items under $50 for the traveler in your life. Today, I will give you a few more gift ideas, if you are looking to spend over $50 on that special someone.


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Budget Gift Ideas for the Wanderer in Your Life.

The holiday season is officially in full swing, and if you have someone in your life that loves traveling, there are plenty of gifts they may have on their Christmas list. Here are a few great ideas for gifts that are all under $50. Use them for stocking stuffers or combine a few to make the traveler in your life one happy camper.


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