I’ve been blessed with opportunities to travel and I’ve flown all over the world. I know that if I don’t prepare well for a flight – especially a long haul trip – it can be a miserable affair. Here I am to bestow a bit of my accumulated tips and tricks on how to fly more comfortably.
Even people without a diagnosis can have a mental health condition emerge during travel, which is why you should take care of your mental health while traveling. Travel can be enormously beneficial to mental health. Seeing the world can teach important skills for adapting to new circumstances and make you more open-minded. Engaging with different cultures
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 don’t want to throw away your sober
Music can make you happy, science says so. According to Discovery News, the feel good neurotransmitter, dopamine, is released when people listen to positive emotional music. In other words, music causes listeners to experience pleasure and happiness. A University of Missouri study further researched this theory and found that positive music can have a measurable
Everywhere you travel, be sure to eat the local food. Food is one of the most exciting and immersive ways to understand a particular place’s flavor and way of life. To understand a new culture, you must taste their cooking. Food – and all of the surrounding rituals and traditions – can always tell us a
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.
I’m going to say something controversial: It’s time to embrace tourists. Stop expecting those who come to see where you live to know how to behave as you would like. Embrace anyone who has the gumption to get up and go and visit a new place. Let yourself be a tourist of your own homeland, see your neighborhood with new eyes.
In an earlier blog post I wrote about graffiti in the parks of Buenos Aires and shared a photo of art at Plaza Los Inmigrantes, I have more to tell you about Graffiti Mundo and the work being done in the Olivos barrio. The picture to the right was taken by Cris, Ale’s mother who dedicates
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
“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