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Being a Globe Trotter – Anyone Can Do It

By Kristance Harlow | July 28, 2013 |
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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…

Airplanes Are Awkward

By Kristance Harlow | July 27, 2013 |
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Airplanes are awkward as hell I love to travel, and I used to love getting on planes because it meant I was going somewhere awesome. I’ve flown enough now that the plane ride is just what I have to get through to get where I’m going. Those damn seats never give enough legroom and even…

The Taj Mahal, Fatephur Sikri, and Traveling Friends

By Kristance Harlow | July 26, 2013 |
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May 2007 Making traveling friends in India Previously, I wrote about touters and haggling over rickshaw prices in Agra, India. It wasn’t always such a hassle to get around and I wasn’t always alone. I made friends with some fellow travelers. Flashback to visiting the Taj Mahal, I had just walked away from a man who…

Himalayan Memories: Trying To Capture Every Moment

By Kristance Harlow | July 22, 2013 |
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Why, when I am in the midst of an amazing, beautiful and rare adventure am I paralyzed by myself? Why do I fear life? I drift through the days, counting.

Berlin – Graffiti, Free Drinks, & The Holocaust Memorial

By Kristance Harlow | July 20, 2013 |
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Graffiti in Friedrichshain Olivia and our free drinks Berlin is a sprawling city, and it is impossible to walk from site to site if you trying to do the tourist bit. My friend Olivia and I were visiting Berlin in December 2010, before heading to Poland for Christmas. We only had a few days in the…

Haggling & Cultural Barriers Part II – Navigating India

By Kristance Harlow | July 19, 2013 |
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May 2007 Navigating India, Haggling & Cultural Barriers “When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” – Clifton Fadiman India was truly life changing for me, but it was not easy. Without the challenge I would not have grown into the…

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

By Kristance Harlow | July 18, 2013 |
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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…

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Spur of the Moment in Adare, Ireland

By Kristance Harlow | July 18, 2013 |
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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, bus schedules,…

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Taj Mahal, Haggling, and Cultural Barriers: Adventures in India

By Kristance Harlow | July 17, 2013 |
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The Taj Mahal Let me take you back to Agra, India and the insanity of being a naive 20 year old navigating a country she knows very little about. Oh, and did I mention this was her second time ever traveling abroad and she was traveling alone? Wild kid. I went downstairs a little too…

Organic Farm Cooking – Ireland & Intuitive Recipes

By Kristance Harlow | July 16, 2013 |
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Cooking in Ireland I kept a journal the month I spent in Ireland when I traveled around and volunteered on the organic farm Sunrise Farm in Whitegate, County Clare. When I was there I wrote down some delicious recipes and so today I’ll share them, hopefully I’ll have a more in depth blog entry for…

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