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Top 3 Luxury Winter Holiday Destinations

By Kristance Harlow | September 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
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After a summer filled with barbeques in the backyard and long days on the beach, the seasons are changing. The leaves are turning, the cider is hot and some retailers are already releasing Christmas commercials. Before the holiday hustle and bustle sets in full swing, it’s time to start planning a winter getaway. Whether you…

Yangchen Choling Monastery, Spiti Valley

3 Qualities International Volunteers Must Have

By Kristance Harlow | September 24, 2013 | 2 Comments
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In an earlier blog post I wrote about graffiti in the parks of Buenos Aires and shared a photo of art at Plaza Los Inmigrantes, I have more to tell you about Graffiti Mundo and the work being done in the Olivos barrio. The picture to the right was taken by Cris, Ale’s mother who dedicates…

Homesickness – Life On The Move

By Kristance Harlow | September 17, 2013 | 2 Comments
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I’m at the age now where everyone is having kids on purpose, at least three times a week someone I know on Facebook is getting engaged, and every weekend someone posts wedding pictures. Some people I know play bridesmaid in multiple weddings each summer, and my family and friends are all moving towards a life…

Sentimental Saturday, the Ocean and Seaside

By Kristance Harlow | September 13, 2013 | 2 Comments
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I am going to take you on a trip to the ocean. With pictures let this post remind you of the beauty of the seaside, or if you’ve never been to the ocean I hope I can transport you there and get you to add the ocean (any ocean) to your bucket list. Pacific Ocean…

4 Must Sees In Durham, England

By Kristance Harlow | September 5, 2013 | 5 Comments
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Durham England Durham is a small city located in North East England. Situated on the River Wear, the name Durham comes from the Old Norse word for island (holme) and the Old English word for hill (dun). The River Wear bends around the old city centre which creates an island like effect where the centre…

Dangers of Being a Female Traveler and Valuing Caution

By Kristance Harlow | August 29, 2013 | 3 Comments
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Tara Isabella Burton wrote a beautiful piece for Salon called the “Dangers of traveling while female” in which she accurately describes the inner monologue of the female traveler. She recounts not only her own experience, but mine as well. To be a savvy female traveler is to be constantly aware, consistently suspicious, and sometimes abruptly rude. I too know that I am an intruder in the public space in many places that I travel, following my own “internal set of rules” I always stay in female only dorms or opt for a single room in hostels.

Guest Blog: An American Girl In Paris Do’s and Don’ts

By Guest Blogger | August 27, 2013 | 3 Comments
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Today on Digging to Roam we have the pleasure of giving you a story from Paris, written by our guest blogger Melissa Goraj. She recently took a leap of faith and traveled alone to Paris for over a week, here she recounts her experience with us and gives the low down on what you should…

Candid Confessions: Silver Linings in Failure and Tragedy

By Kristance Harlow | August 15, 2013 | 2 Comments
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I’m sure you’ve read one or more of these: “In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein “Everything happens for a reason.” – Marilyn Monroe “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” – His Holiness the Dalai Lama Feeling like nothing is going your way?…

Belfast – Visas, Strangers, and Markets

By Kristance Harlow | August 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Autumn, 2011 Belfast’s kind strangers We’ve all had those days where everyone seems to be out to get you. It happens when you travel too. When I lived in Oxford, England I was on my lunch break and popped over to the train station across from work to use the passport photo booth. On my…

Guy Faux Burning Oxford, England

5 Times I Just Went With It

By Kristance Harlow | August 8, 2013 | 4 Comments
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Sometimes, when you travel or live abroad you aren’t really sure what’s going on. As I’ve recently admitted, my signature pose says, “I have no idea what’s going on but I’m excited.” You might kind of get it, but mainly you just go with it. Kind of like when Alejandro told me he was going to throw…

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911

The Americas
Europe

112

Europe
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112 & 999

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Oceania

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