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How to Stay Sober on Vacation

By Kristance Harlow | July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Photo courtesy of Giuseppe Milo at http://www.pixael.com/en/shop Summer is here and the warmth radiating into the office window conjures up dreams of poolside lounge chairs and remote sun-kissed beaches. While you mentally plan your dream getaway and add pins to your vacation planning Pinterest board, guilty and anxious thoughts about drinking can trickle in. You…

Best London One Day Tour Guide

By Kristance Harlow | January 8, 2017 | 1 Comment
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Next time you head to London, reference this one-day guide and take in one of the world’s cultural meccas. If you’re feeling ambitious, put on your most comfortable shoes and do the entire circuit.

Inspirational Travel Music

By Kristance Harlow | December 22, 2016 | 1 Comment
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Music can make you happy, science says so. Dopamine, is released when people listen to positive emotional music. In other words, music causes listeners to experience pleasure and happiness. When I’m dreaming of a travel adventure, I have these songs on my playlist.

Breakfast dishes from eagle eye view

Most Delicious Breakfasts Around the World

By Kristance Harlow | December 12, 2016 | 1 Comment
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If you skip too many time zones, it can throw off your entire circadian rhythm and mess with your meal schedule. But, if you want to get moving and see what you came to see, you need to power through and get some breakfast in your belly.

Piece of cake and berries

Food is Cultural – Always Eat and Travel

By Kristance Harlow | December 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Food – and all of the surrounding rituals and traditions – can always tell us a little something about the culture. Social structure is reflected through the ways in which food is prepared, served, and consumed.

Advice for Traveling with Chronic Illness

By Kristance Harlow | December 11, 2016 | 1 Comment
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Use language that makes you the authority on your health, but don’t use language that makes it sound like it is your fault or completely in your control.

Subway Train

Buenos Aires: Bus, Taxis, or Subway?

By Kristance Harlow | March 22, 2016 | 2 Comments
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Tourists and newcomers often wonder, “Should I take taxis everywhere in Buenos Aires?” If I had a dollar for every time I heard that, well, depending on the exchange rate that day…I’d have more than that in pesos. Finding your bearings in a big city is rarely easy. It’s more challenging when you don’t know the language, but even if you do speak Spanish, you’ll find that Buenos Aires has a special dialect and accent.

Red car

Exploring Colonia Uruguay

By Kristance Harlow | November 30, 2015 | 1 Comment
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Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay moves at a slower pace and is a much needed sanctuary from the never ending commotion of Buenos Aires, across the river in Argentina.

Sky Reflections Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires: City Without a Filter

By Kristance Harlow | October 16, 2015 | 2 Comments
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The air. The air is always different. Buenos Aires air is heavy. It’s a city without a filter. Loud noises. Chaotic sidewalks. And a brilliantly blue sky.

Uncle Sam Wants You to Speak Spanish

By Kristance Harlow | September 8, 2014 | 6 Comments
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September 8, 2014 Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash I was on my usual grind yesterday. You know the drill: opening up a blank word doc to write an article on the right side of the screen and on the left opening Chrome with the intention of doing research on said article. Despite my good…

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