The World Wanderer

"Not all those who wander are lost." JRR Tolkien

The Streets of Lecce, Italy.

New Post: The Streets of Lecce, Italy. #travel #ttot

Arriving to Lecce well after midnight, we couldn’t recognize its real charm until the following day, but even in the glow of lights, we could tell there was something special about this place. Having arrived for a wedding, there wasn’t much time to spend exploring, but since none of my family had experienced Italy’s Southern region, it was important for us to try see as much as we could, even…

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15 Inspiring Travel Quotes.

New Post: 15 Inspiring Travel Quotes. #ttot

I’m always looking for the perfect words to describe how I feel about travel, how places far from home fill me with joy and give me a sense of belonging from the second I land. These places are new to me, and yet with so many of them, I feel that part of my soul has known these places long before I arrive.

Over the years, I have started to collect my favorite inspiring travel quotes, the ones…

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Delayed, but Not Denied.

New post: Delayed, but Not Denied. #travel #ttot

Almost exactly two years ago, when I arrived on my own in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, I didn’t exactly know what to expect. Africa was a place I had dreamed of my whole life and arriving felt very much like coming home. I knew that travel wouldn’t be easy, but I was prepared for the challenge, and even though I was on my own, it wasn’t lonely, it was liberating.

After a day of exploring the Falls…

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A Backpacker’s Best Friend: Gobi Gear Hoboroll.

New post! A Backpacker’s Best Friend: @GobiGear Hoboroll. #travel #packing

If there’s one thing I’m positive about while traveling, it’s that I like to keep it light. I prefer taking less and carrying on my luggage, as opposed to lugging around a bag that weighs more than I do. This may be due to the fact that I’m a relatively small person, even earning the nickname Pixie by my fellow travelers in Africa, but I do believe that luggage shouldn’t weigh you down, no matter…

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Island Hopping with East Island Excursions.

New post: Island Hopping with East Island Excursions. @EastIslandExcur #travel #ttot

If your planning a visit to Puerto Rico, you must also make sure your plans include stopping at some of the islands off the main island’s coast. There, you’ll find picturesque views that seem to come directly off of a postcard.

East Island Excursions

While I had heard all about the popular islands of Culebra and Vieques, we opted to visit two islands that were a little more off the beaten path with the help of East…

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Summer Plans Revamped.

New post: Summer Plans Revamped. #travel #ttot

Two weeks ago, when my passport was missing, no visa had been issued, and I had to cancel my flight, I couldn’t imagine a silver lining anywhere in my summer plans. There were really low points, where I thought I’d never get my passport back, or ever leave the country this summer. Then there were points where I tried to think as positively as possible, even packing my bag to send a message to the…

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Music Monday: July.

New post! My songs for the month of July. #musicmonday #travel

I’m revamping Music Monday a bit for the summer months, and quite possibly permanently. Instead of the one song going out each Monday, I will write one post on the first Monday of each month. That post will include my favorite picks for life on the road that month.

I’ll include new songs, as well as a few of my older favorites. The format will look the same, except you can look forward to a…

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Heading South: An East Coast Road Trip.

New Post! Heading South: An East Coast Road Trip. #travel #vacation

Growing up, my parents didn’t have enough money to whisk my brother and me away on fancy holidays, so we made due with our little east coast road trips. At a young age, we barely knew there was a difference between holidaying in France or South Carolina, and we were able to learn about the history of the country our grandparents immigrated to. Because of these trips, summer vacation has always…

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What Rights Do Travelers Have?

New post: What Rights Do Travelers Have? #travel #ttot #CKGS @WorldNomads

What rights do travelers have? Are we protected by anyone? As soon as we step outside of our doors, anything is at stake, and that’s why we do it. We’re curious people, interested in the world, the whole world, and the people who live in it. Often, we are tossed around and made to fend for ourselves almost every step of the way. But, who is there to help us when we fall?

Ever since my saga…

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