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Wanderful Words No. 17: Bringing Travel Home

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I recently had the challenge of finding a decent, affordable new place to live in San Francisco. After weeks of searching, I found a spot and have been settling in. Admittedly, it is a strange space, but what matters to me most is that it feels like home. After assembling Ikea furniture until my hands […]

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Wanderful Words No. 16: Self Revolution Through Travel and Life Changes

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“Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.” – Anais Nin As you may have guessed from my recent lack of presence in the travel blogosphere, I […]

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Wanderful Words No. 15: Everyday Miracles and Their Effect on Art

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“Dear friends, you are nothing less than a miracle. There may be times when you feel that you are worthless. But you are nothing less than a miracle. The fact that you are here — alive and capable of breathing in and out — is ample proof that you are a miracle. One string bean […]

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Wanderful Words No. 14: Fantastic Support from the Matador Network

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While I have yet to publish a second article, twice in the past two weeks, I’ve been pleasantly surprised to find myself featured on the Matador Network. First, Matador Goods editor, Lola Akinmade notified me that I was on My Favorite Books: Member’s Pick for week 1/18/10. The post included one of my all time […]

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Wanderful Words No. 13: Danger is Everywhere, Push on Through

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This week, Lauren Quinn‘s post on Cuban national heros inspired me to find this quote: “In truth, men speak too much of danger. Let others be terrified by the natural and healthy risks of life! We shall not be frightened! Poison sumac grows in a hard-working man’s field, the serpent hisses from its hidden den, and […]

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Wanderful Words No. 12: A Youthful Travel Perspective

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The kids I work with are often full of hilarious and sometimes surprisingly insightful one liners. This week, a student said something about travel that made me smile and I knew I needed to post it here: “I like seeing new places, it makes you feel like a new person. Travelin’ be hella cool. I […]

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Wanderful Words No. 11

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“Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!” – Charles Dickens

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Wanderful Words No. 10: Following Your Bliss

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“If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are—if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, […]

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