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Wanderful Words No. 30: Adventure as a Destiny

Colombia

“And how did you get around the country?” my coworker asks me after I’d filled him in on most of my basic Colombia trip details. “Entirely by bus,” I respond, waiting for him to grimace in response. He is a seasoned traveler who tends to seek out a more luxury travel experience. Although he hasn’t […]

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A Hair Journey

Brazil

This post is a month and a day late, something I intended to write on June 20th, but couldn’t because I was caught up in travel moments and in coming and going. June 20th is an anniversary that passes without fanfare, but holds much meaning for me internally and externally. I can’t remember why I […]

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4 Decades of Inspirational Female Travelers

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Growing up, I was exposed to both mainstream American and Ghanaian attitudes on aging. It was hard to wrap my head around the American focus on living longer combined with an obsession with being eternally youthful in appearance. Then, at Ghanaian functions I was always surrounded by fun-loving animated adults who always tried to pull […]

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The Art of Squatting: A Guide to Using Squat Toilets

backpacking

I remember the beginning of my first squat toilet experience vividly. I was 17 and visiting Ghana for the first time in 15 years. Ghanaians love formalities, and because we’d been away for so long as a family, there were many welcome home rituals to take care of. A trip to my mom’s home village […]

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7 Songs by Women to Empower You For Your Journey

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I know there is no shortage of travel song playlists out there, but the bulk of them are comprised of rock music by men. So I’ve come up with a list of a songs by women that can inspire you for every part of traveling, from the first sparks of a trip idea to the […]

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5 Travel Memoirs by Women

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The air is getting chilly and the rainy season has begun. My typical urge to fly south for the winter has kicked in. Unfortunately, travel is not an option for me at the moment, so I will hibernate instead. To me, that means curling up with a hot beverage and a travel memoir so I […]

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Wanderful Words No. 1: Introducing Regular Bits of Travel and Life Inspiration

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Everyone can use regular inspiration. Today, I’m starting a new category of entries to share my favorite “wanderful words” about travel, culture, and adventure– quotes from books, poems, and movies that linger in my mind and inspire me to keep moving and exploring. I recently began reading Kite Strings of the Southern Cross, a travel […]

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A Money Belt Made for Women

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A money belt can be important to wear when you’re visiting a place where tourists are often the victims of theft. While it may not help you in extreme situations, it is handy to have for the more common pickpocketing and grab-and-runs that travelers encounter. It can give you peace of mind that your passport, […]

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