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Music – The Ultimate Travel Inspiration

By Kristance Harlow | August 19, 2013 | 1 Comment
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I’m not going to lie to you, I’ve had many times during my jaunts around the world where I was scared and wondered, “What am I doing?” I know other people think I’m crazy for making the choices I’ve made. When vocalized, on a bad day those judgmental opinions can get to you. I’ve found…

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…

Yangchen Choling Monastery, Spiti Valley

Being a Globe Trotter – Anyone Can Do It

By Kristance Harlow | July 28, 2013 | 2 Comments
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“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” [Earl Nightingale] I always wanted to study abroad, but it wasn’t an easy option for me. When I was in my second year at university, some friends and I were talking about studying abroad and I said, “Oh I’d…

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Spur of the Moment in Adare, Ireland

By Kristance Harlow | July 18, 2013 | 1 Comment
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August 2006 Adare, Ireland Literally, written out plans. It was 2006, I was 19 years old and on my first overseas adventure. I’m a highly organized person when it comes to paperwork and planning, so before I took off for Ireland, I created my very own travel packet with information on all my prebooked accommodation,…

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Spying, Journals, and Obsessive Habits: Three Reasons You Should Write

By Kristance Harlow | July 15, 2013 | 2 Comments
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My first journal, circa 1996 I have kept journals since I was a kid and Harriet the Spy came into my life, I read the book and watched the movie (about a dozen times). My first journal starts with “Kristance The Spy” on July 4, 1996. Wow, seventeen years ago! All of my handwritten journals from…

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…

Family, Fires, and Gratitude: How 1 Year After My Dad Died, He Saved My Life

By Kristance Harlow | July 10, 2013 | 8 Comments
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Today my blog post is really personal, it’s a story that I need to tell and I haven’t known who to tell or even how to tell it, so I thought I’d start here with my readers. I hope it’s a story that can in some way inspire you to keep moving forward, no matter…

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