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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.

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…

How to Survive Being Stuck in London Heathrow Airport Overnight

By Kristance Harlow | August 3, 2013 | 4 Comments
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After a summer in India I was on my way home and so ready to be over with the day long travel. I got stuck in London Heathrow Airport overnight, I’ll give you step by step directions on how to survive such an experience: Step 1: Take medicine for traveler’s diarrhea and get dizzy from…

Awkward Picture Poses – Around the World

By Kristance Harlow | August 1, 2013 | 3 Comments
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I’ve seen people who do one pose all over the world as they travel, sometimes making movies out of it. They do it on purpose and with intent. Looking over my old photos I’ve realized I too have a pose…but it’s not cool and it wasn’t on purpose. It’s mega awkward but I think it’s…

London One Day Tour – On a Budget

By Kristance Harlow | July 25, 2013 | 2 Comments
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If you read my one-day walking guide to London, you noticed that I was directing you to places that require you to shell out a lot of money just for an entry fee. European travel can really lighten your pockets if you aren’t careful and most likely your currency suffers when compared to the British…

One Day London Guide – Royal Baby Fever

By Kristance Harlow | July 23, 2013 | 1 Comment
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Freemason Parade? I never did find out what exactly it was for. In the wake of the royal family’s new arrival, there’s no better time to learn about the United Kingdom. I spent two and a half years living in Britain and have visited the capital city a number of times. I’m going to tell…

Oxford – Stone Walls, Harry Potter, and an Archaeology Dig

By Kristance Harlow | July 18, 2013 | 4 Comments
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I spent nearly five months living in Oxford in the United Kingdom. I moved there shortly after completing my graduate program in archaeology at Durham University in September 2011 and was looking for some warmer weather and a change of scenery. Oxford seemed like a gorgeous place to spend some time, plus with a world…

Why I Can’t Sit Still: Finding Comfort in Globe Trotting

By Kristance Harlow | July 11, 2013 | 1 Comment
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In the last 7 years, I’ve been in 9 different countries, on 3 different continents, lived in 4 of them, moved to 10 towns/cities and 17 different homes…

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