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Tips for Easing the Pain of Air Travel

By Kristance Harlow | January 8, 2019 |
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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…

Counting the Hours to Counter the Fear

By Kristance Harlow | January 3, 2019 |
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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?

Basic Safety Advice for International Travel

By Kristance Harlow | December 20, 2018 |
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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.

Argentine Resort – Posada Itaca

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

Inspirational Quotes for the Outcasts and Rebels

By Kristance Harlow | March 13, 2018 |
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Sometimes all it takes is one insightful sentence to change your perspective. These are the quotes to inspire all the rebels and outcasts and those who think, “I don’t fit in.”

Choosing Comfortable Travel Clothes

By Kristance Harlow | February 20, 2018 |
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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.

Make the world beautiful with an open heart

By Kristance Harlow | February 13, 2018 |
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Discover a new piece of yourself wherever you go. Energize yourself with cultural differences, they are what make the world beautiful.

Weeding Out Anxiety

By Kristance Harlow | January 22, 2018 |
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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.

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What to Pack in a Carry On? – Comfortable Flying

By Kristance Harlow | October 25, 2017 |
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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.

How to Take Care of Your Mental Health While Traveling

By Kristance Harlow | October 24, 2017 |
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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.

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