Digging to Roam

Category Archives

Travel Moments

Counting the Hours to Counter the Fear

By Kristance Harlow | January 3, 2019 | 1 Comment
Posted in , , , ,

I drift through the days, counting. I count the hours until the next meal, class or nap. I count the days until the next trip to town, the weeks until I am home, the months until I turn twenty-one, the money in my wallet, the crackers left in my room. How much longer until something else happens?

Christmas in Summer

By Kristance Harlow | December 21, 2018 | 1 Comment
Posted in ,

In Argentina, and I’m sure many other places, Christmas festivities are in full swing on Christmas Eve. A moment of Christmas traditions.

Argentine Resort – Posada Itaca

By Kristance Harlow | December 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Argentine Resort – Posada Itaca
Posted in , ,

The sun soaks through the curtains, slowly flooding the room with soft morning light. You are gently roused from a truly restful sleep that was uninterrupted by the sounds of impatient traffic or insomniac neighbors. Opening your eyes, you look up at the natural wooden beams and whitewashed ceiling. You slip out of bed and…

Ocean view with adobe hut

Meditating With the Ocean in Cozumel

By Kristance Harlow | September 25, 2018 | 0 Comments
Posted in , ,

I’m in Cozumel. It’s my first time here. I’m lying on a towel in my black and white retro high waisted bikini–lathered in sunscreen, of course–already dry from a long swim in the ocean.

A Child Says Hello

By Kristance Harlow | December 30, 2017 | 2 Comments
Posted in ,

As they walked away the baby girl watched me and smiled and then started giggling with joy. As if our encounter had tickled her as much as it did me.

subway train

I Woke Up Happy, Now I Am Not

By Kristance Harlow | December 18, 2017 | 1 Comment
Posted in , , ,

Standing on the platform, I try to ignore the thoughts about what I look like and focus on something else. Anything else. At least I know that the reality is, I don’t know these people and they don’t care about me.

Red car

Exploring Colonia Uruguay

By Kristance Harlow | November 30, 2015 | 1 Comment
Posted in , ,

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
Posted in , ,

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.

Pacific Girl Boat

Pacific Girl: Feeling My Pacific Northwest Roots

By Kristance Harlow | May 15, 2014 | 4 Comments
Posted in , , , ,

Age, late 20s Pacific Northwest Roots In the weeks leading up to my journey to the Pacific Northwest, I was experiencing higher than normal levels of anxiety. Trying to chase and catch enough jobs so I would have enough money to pay rent and pay for my trip. I suppose I was feeling a sense…

Argentina Road Trip Part II: Camping in Tilcara, Humahuaca, and Dreadlocks

By Kristance Harlow | March 11, 2014 | 2 Comments
Posted in , ,

Cloaked in a yellow dusty light was the pueblo of Tilcara. All I will say for now about camping in Tilcara during Carnaval is this: Don’t do it.

Crisis Help USA
Emergency
Virtual & International
Crisis Help USA

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
Emergency

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
Virtual & International

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