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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…

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.

Salmon Dinner

Foto Friday: Traveling from America to Argentina

By Kristance Harlow | August 23, 2013 | 2 Comments
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I am finally in Argentina! After 30 hours of traveling, I washed the cabin plane off me and after a good night’s sleep Alejandro took me to explore my new neighborhood: Olivos, Buenos Aires. Stay tuned for a post with pictures on that, but today it’s all about how I got here…and how it did…

Brooklyn Bridge

Foto Friday: Vertical New York City

By Kristance Harlow | August 16, 2013 | 2 Comments
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It’s Foto Friday! The weekly f/photo essay with pictures following a theme that will bring you a unique perspective on awesome locations around the world. Last time I gave you a crick in your neck, forcing an upwards look at Boston. Today we focus on New York City from a thinned out vertical perspective. New…

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?…

It’s all so crappy, moving is crappy

By Kristance Harlow | August 9, 2013 | 3 Comments
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No, this isn’t some city girl complaining about a small town. Easiest way to express how much you don’t want to move? Call everything crappy.

Glass Tower

Foto Friday: Boston From A Fresh Perspective

By Kristance Harlow | August 2, 2013 | 3 Comments
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I spent my teenage years growing up in Vermont and went to university in Western Massachusetts and Vermont. With my proximity to Boston, I’ve visited a lot but rarely as a tourist. I’ve flown into and out of the Logan Airport, volunteered as a crew member at the Boston 3-Day Walk for a Cure, gone…

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…

A Must Eat In Brattleboro, Vermont – Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery

By Kristance Harlow | August 1, 2013 | 1 Comment
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If you’ve ever been to Brattleboro, Vermont then you know that the energy in this small town (population just over 12,000) is vibrant and relaxed. It’s an open-minded village with a food co-op as the central supermarket. Nestled next to the Connecticut River in the southeast corner of the state, you can easily hop over…

Find help for a crisis by texting, calling, or chatting online with these free crisis organizations. Looking for one outside of the USA? Check out our support listings.

Crisis Text Line
Text: “HOME” to 741741

Suicide Lifeline
Text: “ANSWER” to 839863
Call: 1-800-273-8255

Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-422-4453

The Trevor Project
Text “START” to 678678
1-866-488-7386

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call your local emergency number. The numbers listed here are the commonly used numbers for the stated region, the numbers can vary greatly depending on where you live. If you don't know your country's equivalent to 911, this wiki page and The Lifeline Foundation have comprehensive listings.

Americas

911

The Americas
Europe

112

Europe
Africa

112 & 999

Africa
Asia

112, 999, 110

Asia
Oceania

112, 911, 999, 111, & 000

Oceania

These online and international resources may help you anywhere you are located. Looking for local support outside of the USA? Check out our support listings.

DV Support Abroad
Call toll-free worldwide
1-833-723-3833

I'm Alive Virtual Crisis Center
Live chat with trained volunteers

Crisis Connections
24/7 crisis support with interpretation in 155+ languages