I didn’t have access to a pen and paper. No ink blots were to be left as stains on my hands and parchment. There were no sticky notes around, no computers or phones to type with, and no notepads to doodle in. It was then that I knew that I wouldn’t be able to think.
At times, the only way I can dissect and delineate my thoughts is to write them down. I’ll have vague ideas in my head, stories sitting on the edge of my tongue, but no way of describing what’s bouncing around inside my head through word of mouth. (more…)
The strangest feeling are the rush of memories that wash over you when you step foot on the old soil of your hometown. It isn’t the intricate arrangement of buildings, city lights or sounds that draw you into that pool of mind-refreshing energy, but the people you cared about when you lived there in your hometown and the many adventures you had that will tie you all forever with that familiar place.
Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. -Oliver Wendell Holmes
The warm state of mind that is created from the vivid flashbacks of my small town is definitely one of those experiences that beat any new destination. It’s very similar to the moment you find yourself missing the comforts of home while traveling abroad in another city. Just imagining yourself slipping into one’s familiar cozy sheets in their own bed is enough to draw any adventurous traveler back to the place in which they originated in. (more…)
Taking the time to clear your schedule and pack your bags for relaxation isn’t the only thing you have to worry about when planning a trip abroad. Thinking ahead is the difference between what could make or break a trip, but don’t panic. We’ve listed a few tips below for you to follow before you jump in the car or hop on that airplane and begin traveling around the world.
Make a List
Having that feeling that you forgot something as your plane is taking off for a destination overseas is probably one of the most nerve-racking feelings. Without a written or mental list, how will you know what you stuffed into your suitcase is what you really need or, even worse, if it is excluding anything? Making a list and then double checking it right before you begin traveling abroad will take the stress out of wondering if you forgot something, and it keeps you organized in the process. (more…)
Looking for interesting ways to vacation without breaking the bank? Try these five staycation ideas to keep the summer fun going.
1. Go on a geocaching adventure.
Geocaching was first coined by Matt Stum on the “GPS Stash Hunt” back in 2000. It is an outdoor treasure hunting game that uses GPS-enabled devices. Those willing to partake get to navigate a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (a container) hidden at that location. Geocaches can be found all over the world, so there are bound to be some hidden around your own town.
Just remember, if you take something from the geocache (or “cache”), the rule is that you leave something of equal or greater value in the same spot and then write about your find in the cache logbook by going to Geocaching.com. To learn more about Geocaching, visit the website.
2. Create a makeshift water park.
Forget heading down to an actual water park and spend way too much money on tickets and overpriced food and try turning your backyard into the ultimate summer paradise……Read More
Are you thinking about becoming a vegetarian but not sure what some of the benefits are of making the lifestyle transition? One factor actually involves the environment. Check out the info-graphic below for ways in which vegetarianism could help save the environment.
For more meal ideas, and veggie tips, check out my book, “The Beginners Guide to Becoming a Vegetarian,” on Amazon.