Free Writing Workshop

If you are looking for some advice to improve your writing, you might want to check out Dave Fox’s free audio workshop.

Calendar Art

If your traveling on a budget or trying to eliminate baggage weight, you might want to consider the versatility of a calendar as a souvenir.  Calendars typically don’t take up much space, and the right one can become inexpensive art. I found a calendar in the Cinque Terre that reflected the vibrancy and color of…

Taking Better Photos Through Glass

Have you ever been on a bus or train and you see the perfect view ahead of you, but when you try to take a picture, it is a disaster?  Maybe it is blurry, or that oil smudge from someone’s head is not only gross, but also now captured in your photo.  If you are…

Paris Metro 101

The Paris Metro is like arteries hidden under the city skin.  These tunnels take you all over the city.  I love rising from the Metro to find unexplored territory, or a grand sight right before me.  Some people may be intimidated by the system, but it really is efficient and much more affordable than a…

Thoughts on Solo Travel

Solo travel is often portrayed through idealistic eyes.  I know that was my original perspective.  After being on my own for nearly a month, my view has become a little more realistic.  Every person will have a different perspective because we are all in different situations.  I am a young female who is not terribly…

The Life of Travel

My tour guide last summer said that there are good days and bad days in travel.  Sometimes I have this idea that every day will be perfect and unforgettable.  But she was right.  There are ups and downs just as there are in “real” life.  Most of the time, all is wonderful, but there are…

Travel Stubs in Photos

One of my favorite artifacts from my travels are the ticket stubs and other memorable documents.  I use it for memories, but also to help me remember names of restaurants and hotels.  Do you collect ticket stubs?  What do you do with them?  Here are the paper mementos I collected last summer.

Travel on a Budget

Being a teacher makes me a budget traveler.  I cut back in other areas of my life so traveling can be possible.  I may not own a house anytime soon, but that is not my priority.  Besides watching my spending carefully, I have some tricks to save on the expenses of the trip.  I’ve broken…