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A Little Humor…Days of the Week, Travelers Style

Long term travel sounds so glamorous – you tell someone you travel most months out of the year and no matter what you follow it up with they’re picturing brooding ancient temples, blindingly white sunny beaches paired with clear blue waters and an endless cocktail party with friends from all over the world. And those […]

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A Little Awkward… The Best Country in the World

I can see the question forming on their lips and I instantly backtrack in my mind– what did I just say to prompt it? I know better. I thought I could avoid it this time – will I go tactful, flippant, or just make up an answer…or can I just pretend they phrased it differently? […]

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A Little Facebook…Friends for Life, or Friends for Now?

“Safe travels! You’ve got my Facebook details so we can keep in touch – you have a couch if you ever make it to Florida!” And just like that a new friend has come and gone. At the parting, my new friend scurries off with her backpack strapped to her back, ready for the next […]

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A Little Habit…Essential Tips for the Laid-Back Traveler

Now that I’ve been back in the States for a couple of months I find that some of my well-honed travel habits went AWOL on me and just disappeared without asking me if I was ready to part ways.  You see, I never lose anything on the road (truly haven’t left anything behind) yet in […]

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A Little Language…Learning Spanish in Xela, Guatemala

One of the stories that is most often “wow-ed” at from my round the world trip is my time volunteering teaching English at a monastery in Nepal. It’s really quite fortunate that people are so interested in stories of my young monks, because I love talking about them! Volunteering in both Cambodia and Nepal are […]

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A Little Lesson…The Best Advice My Dad Ever Gave Me

So there I am, 16 years old, hiding in the hotel bathroom while sobbing on the phone and spilling my teenage woes to my dad. And that’s when he hit me with my favorite advice from him: The Advice “Shannon, it’s just money. It’s not worth you being in a miserable situation, I’ll buy you […]

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