I’m Back!

So, I’m back from taking a break from blogging. I’ve had an amazing, and refreshing summer, with a lot of fun, and silly moments, and a lot of reflection moments. It was a well balanced summer (with work and beach days and hikes to the top of mountains). I feel refreshed, and ready to start…

Solo Travel Tip #3

This tip is about: . . . When you finally decide to step out of your comfort zone, and travel abroad alone, you’re going to be so happy, and proud, but there’s one thing you should know. When you travel abroad alone, you are going to want to make international friends, and meet people that…

Home?

Traveling abroadLearning a new languageMaking new friends Learning the cultureLiving in a new countryMaking memories . . . It’s all excitingAnd, very rewardingUntil it’s time to… Go back “home”, andResume life as you know itWith the memories The past adventuresWill always be memoriesFor yourself only Because even thoughYou’ve changed your perspectiveHome is still the same…

Hasta Luego Argentina!

So, I’m leaving Argentina in a few hours, and I don’t know how to feel. It’s a bittersweet feeling because I’ve lived here for 3 months and I’ve met so many amazing people. I’m really going to miss this country, but I’m also ready to leave with my new found confidence in myself and perspective…

Fear is calling

What if your greatest fear is actually what you’re meant to do in life? . . . Think about that!Think about the thing you refuse to conquer because it scares you too much.Now, think about what would happen if you conquered that fear. What if conquering that fear is the breakthrough you need to accomplish…

The Real Neat Blog Award!

I love the wordpress blogging community! When I started this blog, I wasn’t sure what I was getting into. But now, I love writing, and I love the community that comes with it. I also didn’t realize people would actually read my blog, let alone like it enough to nominate me for awards (I know…

My Trip to Uruguay!

A country I never imagined I’d actually end up visiting! . . . To be honest, Uruguay was a country that was not specifically on my bucket list because I thought it was just another, small south american country, and I didn’t really see the point in visiting it. But, now that I’ve been there,…

Happy Valentine’s Day! <3

So, this is my first post in February, which makes me kinda sad (I really wanted to post more) and I don’t have an excuse for not posting (I did post a lot last months, but this month has just flown by). I promise, I have more posts coming soon (I’ve been doing a lot…

Adulting / Living Abroad

There’s a lot to learn how to do all over again. . . . It doesn’t matter if you were a pro at all those things in your home country because everything will be different in a foreign country. Yes, there will be similarities, and you will learn the differences quickly. But, you will still…

Solo Traveling Tip #1

YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO AFFORD TO DO EVERYTHING, BUT THAT’S OKAY! . . . So, a few days ago, I went out with the expectation of doing a tour of a really tall, historical palace in Buenos Aires, and towards the end of the tour you get to go to the very top to…

Day 1 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

I made it to Buenos Aires, Argentina!  . . .  My first 24 hours here were a whirlwind of emotions. I couldn’t believe that I was actually here (it seems too surreal). I was so happy that I finally made it! But, after the initial feeling of amazement and happiness, the culture shock hit me. I…

Birthday Goals?

So, today’s a weird / crazy / awesome day… . . . Today is my birthday, and I don’t know how to feel because I try to do this thing every year; I try to spend my birthday in a new country every year, so I can remember that birthday, and that country. But, for…

Earth + 7.6 billion people = Small world?

“It’s a big world out there!” . “Wow, what a small world!” . ^ Two very different sayings that, somehow, both make sense! Here’s a “poem” that I wrote, trying to explain that fact: The world is huge There’s only ONE world But, it’s a BIG world 7.6 billion people On ONE “small” planet And…

One sky…

The sky… The clouds… The sun… Everything up there… Just take a second, Go outside, And look up! Looking up, At the sky, Always makes me feel happy, And rejuvenated. Seeing planes, birds, jets… It all gives me hope! That there’s so much more out there – And, I want to explore it all! I…

Follow the north…

Follow the north! Don’t stray from the path! Don’t let the force, Of peer pressure, Stray you away! Follow the north! It might take you through long valleys, And deep canyons – But, it will eventually get you there. Follow the north! No matter what happens, or where it takes you! Take the twist and…

Lost @ home

“Traveling – It gives you home in thousand strange places, then leaves you a stranger in your own land.” . . . You see, feeling homesick in another country, brings back the memories about things missed from home. But, feeling homesick at home, is confusing because you’re home, so you think you should feel fine….

I have a question…

I said that phrase SO MANY (more like TOO MANY) times when I was living in Chile. Or, at least, that’s what I told myself because I thought I was getting annoying, but, turns out people didn’t mind answering my questions; and I learned so much by asking all those questions during those 3 months….

A little goes a long way!

$1 CDN = $500 CLP . . . So, 2 months ago I was living in Chile and the last time I went to the bank to get money for some souvenirs, I thought about how much money/souvenirs I wanted. And, since the bank machines were in Chilean pesos I had to do the math,…

Learning how to chill…

So, stress is not fun at all. And, learning that the hard way makes it even more stressful. . . . While I was living in Chile, I learned that stressing about things is never a good response. I learned to just go with the flow; to not always stress when things don’t happen on…