Airline travel can be taxing (no pun intended), from check-in to baggage claim. Even at the end of a flight after you’ve waited for the seatbelt light to go off and rushed to unbuckle, you still have to wait for the door to be opened. Then inevitably someone will slow down the queue with an…
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?
Simple but effective safety rules to make yourself a little more secure when on the streets in a new city. Add it to your pre-trip prep.
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…
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I am always on the lookout for advice on how to travel more comfortably. Wearing the right clothes is critical to having a comfortable flight.
Discover a new piece of yourself wherever you go. Energize yourself with cultural differences, they are what make the world beautiful.
I allowed a seed of anxiety to grow and take roots in other parts of my psyche. It is kind of like when a tree brings water up through its roots to nurture itself, only in a much more fucked up and non-poetic kind of way.
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.
No matter how long you’re traveling for, or how you’re getting there, or how far you’re going, you should be taking precautionary measures to protect your health. This is especially critical if you are coping with issues of addiction and mental illness.
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.
112 & 999
112, 999, 110
112, 911, 999, 111, & 000
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