Digging to Roam

Category Archives

Personal

Salmon Dinner

Foto Friday: Traveling from America to Argentina

By Kristance Harlow | August 23, 2013 | 2 Comments
Posted in , , , , , , , ,

I am finally in Argentina! After 30 hours of traveling, I washed the cabin plane off me and after a good night’s sleep Alejandro took me to explore my new neighborhood: Olivos, Buenos Aires. Stay tuned for a post with pictures on that, but today it’s all about how I got here…and how it did…

Snow Spotted Mountains and Himalayan Goodbyes

By Kristance Harlow | August 19, 2013 | 2 Comments
Posted in , ,

The Himalayas were always releasing snow and pouring it down the mountainsides, keeping the stream behind the nunnery filled with fresh water.

Music – The Ultimate Travel Inspiration

By Kristance Harlow | August 19, 2013 | 1 Comment
Posted in , , ,

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
Posted in , , , , ,

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
Posted in , , , ,

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…

It’s all so crappy, moving is crappy

By Kristance Harlow | August 9, 2013 | 3 Comments
Posted in , , , , ,

No, this isn’t some city girl complaining about a small town. Easiest way to express how much you don’t want to move? Call everything crappy.

Guy Faux Burning Oxford, England

5 Times I Just Went With It

By Kristance Harlow | August 8, 2013 | 4 Comments
Posted in , , , , , , ,

Sometimes, when you travel or live abroad you aren’t really sure what’s going on. As I’ve recently admitted, my signature pose says, “I have no idea what’s going on but I’m excited.” You might kind of get it, but mainly you just go with it. Kind of like when Alejandro told me he was going to throw…

How to Survive Being Stuck in London Heathrow Airport Overnight

By Kristance Harlow | August 3, 2013 | 4 Comments
Posted in , , , ,

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…

Awkward Picture Poses – Around the World

By Kristance Harlow | August 1, 2013 | 3 Comments
Posted in , , , , , , , , , , ,

I’ve seen people who do one pose all over the world as they travel, sometimes making movies out of it. They do it on purpose and with intent. Looking over my old photos I’ve realized I too have a pose…but it’s not cool and it wasn’t on purpose. It’s mega awkward but I think it’s…

Poland: Scary Roads, Christmas Markets, and Vodka

By Kristance Harlow | July 30, 2013 | 2 Comments
Posted in , , ,

December 2010 Poland: Scary Roads and Christmas Time In a couple previous posts I wrote about being in Berlin for the first time with my friend Olivia in December 2010. After staying in Berlin for a couple days, Olivia’s uncle picked us up and drove us to Wroclaw, Poland. The roads were covered in snow…

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

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

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