As I look back on the last year, I feel fortunate to have adopted these three principles, now so wholly ingrained in my thinking that they might as well be a part of me.
Scary, at first, but once the floodgates were open, the POWER this revelation brought surged through me. This was me, my truth, my humble heart: "I'm not over you."
This isn't just superficial fashion advice. Looking like a tourist can make you a target for pickpockets and scammers—you CAN look good while traveling without sacrificing comfort and function.
I consider myself primarily an introvert, but there is a time and a place where my curiosity goes toe-to-toe with my introversion and wins — abroad.
If you have elite status on one airline, there's no reason you shouldn't use this travel hack to get status on a competing airline. It worked for me...
How did I decide on Ireland? One, the airfare wasn't outrageous. Two, October is "shoulder season" in Ireland, meaning I could skip the insane summer crowds. And three, I was jonesing for a vacation. This girl hadn't been overseas in 6 months; and never had I heard a bad word about Ireland.
My flight into Dublin landed around 8 a.m. Sunday. When I approached the passport control officer in the non-EU citizen line, he fired off a number of questions. The exchange went a little something like this: “How long are you staying in Ireland?” he asked...