A New Comfort Zone: Travel Lessons Part II (Vienna)

Get comfortable with being uncomfortable." -Jilian Micheals Even booking the hotel made me less nervous than the other cities. For most of the Eastern European destinations I'd visit for the first time, I made sure to book a hotel in the top 20 on Trip Advisor (if you've never been to Eastern Europe, please note …

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So Much to Learn: Travel Lessons Part I (Istanbul)

Be curious, not judgmental." -Walt Whitman My last warning not to travel to Istanbul came less than 24 hours before the trip. I'd received numerous raised eyebrows from friends, family, and acquaintances, upon mentioning my travel destination, so this particular person's comments at a tailgate the day before I left, "Oh, I would never travel …

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Finding Yourself in Another Place

Cause if you never leave home, never let go You’ll never make it to the great unknown till you keep your eyes open." -- Needtobreath I'm an ocean girl. For those of you who've read my memoir, I know you're shaking you're head right now and saying "duh." You've read how I spend hours running …

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