Travel Philosophy

Dealing With PTF (Post-Trip Funk): My Return Home

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

It’s been over a week since I arrived back here in North America, switching hemispheres, jumping from Fall to Spring — yet again. I’m sure most, if not all, can relate when I say it’s been surreal. Even when reading Jon’s post on the PTF (Post-Trip Funk), I kept saying to myself: “that could never happen to me.” Well, it did, and with […]

A Traveler’s Religion Could Be Traveling

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Today, I read an article on that got me thinking in more existential ways than one. It dealt with the meaning of religion and its place in a traveler’s life — which belief-system a traveler relates to, what was the most commonly found practice of couchsurfers, if travelers are more in tune with spirituality, etc . . […]

Are You A Travel Hesitater?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. Well, the same goes for travel, right? We’re all in the same boat. We’re all travelers. So why is there that . . . moment? The indecision when you circle the “purchase” button on your computer instead of diving in with both feet. Perhaps it’s […]

The Painful, But Necessary Post-Trip Funk (PTF)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

We’ve all been through this. If not, consider yourself lucky. Perhaps your symptom is leaving the bags packed for weeks as some sort of memorial trip shrine, maybe it’s the random sighs and slumped shoulders each time you pass the pile of bills on your coffee table, or it’s the irrational irritability towards inanimate objects (my chosen coping mechanism), like […]

How Many Of The “Six Travel Types You Love to Loathe” Have You Spotted?

Friday, March 12, 2010

Face it, the more you travel, the more you start to recognize certain types of travelers. And, whether you like it or not,  you start to notice how other people perceive you. This week BootsnAll lists their six travel types you love to loathe. Beware, this one may hit a little too close to home […]

Should You Travel To Burma? An Ethical Debate

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A recent article has brought up a question that most seasoned travelers end up asking themselves: Is travel sometimes bad? Some may say that it drives the economy in countries or cities that have seen their resources depleted, no longer able to provide for the ever-increasing mouths, bodies and minds to feed. Some people believe […]

Is The Train The Best Way To Travel?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

I have always thought of the train as the most romantic way to travel. Maybe it´s because you can sit back and relax, doze off without swerving into traffic. Maybe it´s because you get to see other paths other than the pavement. I don´t know what it is, but I love taking trains. When I read […]

The Importance Of Travel Playlists

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sometimes, traveling needs a little sensory boost. Even though the sights, smells and sounds can be overwhelming, there is nothing like a song that perfectly captivates a moment in your travels. I have always been a fan of making a playlist for a long flight, nights spent in so I can take a break, or […]

Are There Such Places As “Women Destinations”?: A Response

Friday, January 15, 2010

Susan Van Allen of “100 Places In Italy Every Woman Should Go” responded to our recent post, “Are There Such Places As ‘Women Destinations’?,” and I wanted to share her response. Ciao there, from Susan Van Allen, Author of 100 Places In Italy Every Woman Should Go. Thanks for writing about this topic. It’s true […]

The 8 Types Of Travel Romances

Sunday, January 10, 2010

By Carrie Thompson Love can strike you anytime, anywhere, especially when you’re traveling. It’s like the Swine Flu of emotions. Whether you’re traveling with a long-time partner, or sharing a brief kiss outside a club, there is no doubt romance and traveling go together like nothing else. Of course there are all sorts and durations […]

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