Does travel change a person? Science says “yes”

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post from Nancy Sathre-Vogel. If you are a writer and interested in providing a guest post, please  contact me.  I’ve read a lot of blog posts throughout the blogosphere about how travel changes people. People talk about becoming more comfortable in their skin, about an increase in confidence, andContinue reading “Does travel change a person? Science says “yes””

5 ways to beat being homesick

Homesickness while on long-term travel is nearly unavoidable. Just three months after my 18th birthday I moved to Voronezh, Russia for half-a-year to teach English. This was, without a doubt, one of the very best things I ever did for myself. But, on the flip side, it was also one of the most difficult things I have ever done.Continue reading “5 ways to beat being homesick”

Travel lessons from the Merchant Marines

Editor’s Note: Apologies for the lack of posts this week. I’m enjoying some gum surgery and medication, so in the meantime, enjoy this guest post from one of my favorite bloggers. And, if you want to contribute a guest post, feel free to contact me.  I joined the merchant Navy when I was 16. FromContinue reading “Travel lessons from the Merchant Marines”

Escape of the Week: The pyramids of Giza, Egypt

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post from Endri of Trip and Travel Blog. If you have an Escape of the Week you would like to contribute, please send me a message. Thanks! There is an allure to Egypt – the hazy sun high in the blue sky, above a sea of desert and history.Continue reading “Escape of the Week: The pyramids of Giza, Egypt”

Escape of the Week: Radovljica, Slovenia

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Dayna at Wanderlusting. Do you have an Escape of the Week you’d like to contribute? Let me know! Dtravelsround [at] gmail [dot] com. Your Escape could be the next Escape! I expected to enjoy Slovenia.  A year ago, I looked up photos and videos of Lake Bled, theContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Radovljica, Slovenia”

Guest Post: Being a hero in Brazil

This is a guest post by Jason Bastanky. Have a story you’d like to share? E-mail me, dtravelsround [at] gmail [dot]com. If traveling has taught me anything, it’s that heroes are made, not born. No one can know just what kind of person they are, just how much they are committed to their morals, beliefs,Continue reading “Guest Post: Being a hero in Brazil”

Kiwis — apparently we’re all the same #blog4NZ

This is a guest post by Arlene Brake. Arlene and I bonded over the Fez Bus Tour, hot Turkish men and dancing barefoot ’round the fire. She’s a native Kiwi, originally from Rotorua. I asked her to contribute a post to honor #blog4NZ. Kiwi.  No, we are not named after the fuzzy brown fruit. Actually, weContinue reading “Kiwis — apparently we’re all the same #blog4NZ”

Dr. Strangetummy or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Naan

Editor’s Note: The following is guest post written by Katie. If you have read my posts about Bosnia and Croatia, you know Katie. She also traveled the world, more extensively than I did in 2010, and shares her story of eating (or not eating) in India. I love Katie. You will, too. Enjoy! One ofContinue reading “Dr. Strangetummy or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Naan”