Over time and many trips, I’ve discovered that I much prefer the freedom of planning-on-the-go. Never fear, to go blind is a little illogical: in this blog, I lay out my reasoning and process for going the less-planned route.
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.
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...
The cities, the sights, the experiences. Frequent travel may look glamorous on Instagram, but in reality, it means time zone hopping, insufficient sleep, disrupted exercise and eating routines, and of course, airport annoyances. If you've ever felt like you needed a vacation from your vacation (I have), try my tips on beating travel fatigue.
I prepped for the future. I made major, life-changing decisions based on my plan.
And I was constantly disappointed when what I expected didn’t come to be.
None of us want to look like an oblivious tourist while traveling internationally. Download these apps and their offline counterparts and "street smart" will be your middle name.
As much as it sucks... Surviving stressful times will better equip us to handle with grace whatever life throws at us next.