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Traveling teaches us one thing very well: it teaches us about ourselves.

Quiz: What Type of Traveler Are You?

By Kristance Harlow | June 4, 2014 | 2 Comments
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Everyone has an inner traveler in them, even if they’ve never ventured far from their hometown. I thought it’d be fun to find out what kind of traveler YOU are!

Pacific Girl Boat

Pacific Girl: Feeling My Pacific Northwest Roots

By Kristance Harlow | May 15, 2014 | 4 Comments
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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
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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.

Argentina Road Trip to Andes Mountains

By Kristance Harlow | March 5, 2014 | 4 Comments
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Intense Carnaval under Tilcara’s bright sun, Incan ruins, eating llama, camping in the cold Andes, and viewing the Hill of Seven Colors. There is much to tell.

The Scared Traveler, My Dirty Secret

By Kristance Harlow | January 29, 2014 | 5 Comments
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The author, aka me, in Vermont. I write for a living. I write about myself and about the world. The façade I put on is that I do not fear self-analysis. I seem to be a person unafraid of being intimate with myself. That is my dirty secret. I continue to move and flee to…

Anxiety Relief at Posada Itaca, Buenos Aires

By Kristance Harlow | January 25, 2014 | 2 Comments
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My anxiety was growing and I did not know what could relieve it. I visited Posada Itaca, an oasis of a farm only an hour and a half from Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires Obelisk at Sunset by Kristance Harlow

But You Can’t Speak Spanish

By Kristance Harlow | January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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“Wait, what? Don’t move to Argentina, you can’t speak Spanish!” Everyone reacted the same way when I announced I was moving. My Spanish education consisted of one class I took for a few months when I was 11 years old.

Holidays in Argentina: Fireworks Galore

By Kristance Harlow | January 2, 2014 | 2 Comments
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I’ve been neglecting my dear blog lately. I’m busy writing content for the launch of SharpHeels.com, I’m the travel editor-in-chief and have a lot to do for when it goes live in a week! Also, I’ve been on a Listverse frenzy, writing all sorts of articles for them, the most recent one that was published…

Breaking My Personal Space Bubble In Argentina

By Kristance Harlow | November 26, 2013 | 1 Comment
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First off, I need to apologize for the lack of blog posts. A lot has been happening and I simply have not had the time to write anything lately. Here is my return to blogging after a two week hiatus! Argentina is all about people. Social connections are, without a doubt, one of the most…

Foto Friday: Joy To The World

By Kristance Harlow | November 2, 2013 | 2 Comments
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Having relived some painful memories in my last post, today’s Foto Friday post is all about joy. Capturing true moments of happiness, few words are needed as the pictures truly speak for themselves. Take a moment and think about how your smile can bring joy to others. I find myself smiling just looking at these…

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