Digging to Roam

Category Archives

Personal Discovery

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

25 Little Things I’ve Learned About Argentina

By Kristance Harlow | October 23, 2013 | 4 Comments
Posted in , , , ,

It’s always the little things isn’t it? The little things that make your day like someone holding the elevator door for you, a kind word from the bus driver, or finding a dollar on the sidewalk. It’s also the little things that drive you nuts, the way your coworker won’t stop clicking her pen, when…

Best Birthday Ever – Argentina Knows How To Celebrate

By Kristance Harlow | October 7, 2013 | 3 Comments
Posted in , ,

I’ve had my fair share of crappy birthdays. In my second year of college, a friend and I had planned on a dual baking party for our birthdays, which were only a couple days apart. At the last minute she told me she didn’t want to have a party anymore and the plans fell through.…

Landscape with horse Ireland

3 Moments In Ireland I Never Wanted To Forget

By Kristance Harlow | October 1, 2013 | 2 Comments
Posted in , ,

The wind was beautiful and soulful, light yes riddled with gusts of beauty. On the walk to Mount Shannon I heard Irish ancestors speak to me in the mist.

My Argentine Emergency Room Visit

By Kristance Harlow | September 28, 2013 | 8 Comments
Posted in , , ,

I’ve been here for barely a month and already I’ve had to take a trip to the emergency room. I live life in a very yes or don’t-know fashion, once I make a decision I stick to it but I am the most annoying person when trying to decide between two options. It drives my…

Homesickness – Life On The Move

By Kristance Harlow | September 17, 2013 | 2 Comments
Posted in , , , , ,

I’m at the age now where everyone is having kids on purpose, at least three times a week someone I know on Facebook is getting engaged, and every weekend someone posts wedding pictures. Some people I know play bridesmaid in multiple weddings each summer, and my family and friends are all moving towards a life…

Dangers of Being a Female Traveler and Valuing Caution

By Kristance Harlow | August 29, 2013 | 3 Comments
Posted in , , , , , , , ,

Tara Isabella Burton wrote a beautiful piece for Salon called the “Dangers of traveling while female” in which she accurately describes the inner monologue of the female traveler. She recounts not only her own experience, but mine as well. To be a savvy female traveler is to be constantly aware, consistently suspicious, and sometimes abruptly rude. I too know that I am an intruder in the public space in many places that I travel, following my own “internal set of rules” I always stay in female only dorms or opt for a single room in hostels.

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.

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?…

Moving to Argentina – Official Announcement

By Kristance Harlow | August 14, 2013 | 2 Comments
Posted in , ,

It is official, in one week I will be on a one-way flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina. I’ve mentioned it, and my friends and family all know about my upcoming move, so now that the time is nearing I am officially announcing to all you readers that this next leg of my world travels is…

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…

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