It’s taken me a while to write this post. Why? Honestly, I think it’s because this is a sensitive subject. It’s never easy to talk about race, gender, or politics. I usually try to stay clear of those subjects on here, but if I said I wasn’t in-tune with those things, I’d be lying. After … Continue reading
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Announcement: I’m Going To Europe For 21 Days!
I’ve been holding off on announcing this, but I think it’s time to come clean: I’m going to Europe for 21 days. This summer, I’ll be headed to four different countries for a friend’s wedding and for some reunion time. Although I’ve been enjoying being set in a routine these days, I know that I always … Continue reading
International Living Changed Me
I’m the same person I was when I was 6 or 7 years old. I’ve always been highly motivated by a desire to do something “greater” for the world, rather than achieving things for personal pride or pleasure. I don’t think a day has gone by where I haven’t thought, “I want to make x, … Continue reading
Travel & Fear: Why I Refuse To Let Fear Beat Me
One sunny day in Madrid, my student’s mother had told me, “I wish I had travelled more when I was your age”. She was clearly content with her life now, but what she said had made me wonder if she had let her fear overtake her when she decided against something she may have wanted. There … Continue reading
Why Alhambra Is Still My Favourite Thing in Spain
Before I moved to Spain, I had read a lot about the history of Spain, its people, and its position in Europe. While some places in Europe are, quite frankly, less fascinating in terms of their history, Spain has always stood out to me for its extremely diverse culture. Perhaps part of that is because where my parents … Continue reading
The Aftermath: How Spain Still Affects Me
There’s something extremely bizarre about feeling more culturally connected to a foreign country – one that you only spent two years of your life in – rather than where you happened to grow up. When I speak of my experience in Spain, I often have to interject with, “but those were the two most influential … Continue reading
Traveller Takeover (Part 1): Melissa!
Throughout my travels, I’ve been fortunate enough to meet some fellow like-minded travellers with interesting stories of their own. As someone who always likes to know someone else’s ‘story’, it’s become important to me that some of these tales be shared on the blog. Thankfully, my good friend Melissa has agreed to start off this … Continue reading
Why Do I Keep Dreaming About Spain?
I’ve been having some strange dreams lately. When I say ‘strange’, I refer to how vivid, surreal, and aesthetically beautiful these brief portraits have been. One of these dreams made me feel oddly emotional, while another one felt completely natural. How does any of this make sense? It all started three weeks ago, when I dreamt of … Continue reading
Top 5: Places I Would Revisit
I have a constant need to try new things, visit new places, and meet new people. I’m a fan of novelty, although once I’ve decided I truly like something, it sticks with me for life. This, of course, translates to my taste in travel. Although my dream would be to continue visiting new places, I would … Continue reading
Travel Do’s: Knowing Your Weaknesses
For a lot of people, recognizing personal weaknesses can be a challenge. It’s understandable, too, considering we’ve been taught to either hide our weaknesses, or downplay them. Have you ever heard of anyone who suggested informing potential employers of all of your major weaknesses, or anything you may be terrible at? The answer is probably … Continue reading