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Travel Fear: Natural Disasters

It’s our last Spooky Saturday, folks! We’re rounding out this series with the most dramatic of travel fears: the ever-unpredictable natural disaster. Let’s be real for a moment. Natural disasters are indeed unpredictable, but we are not immune to them in our homes in the United States. The whole East Coast, Gulf Coast, and Hawaii regularly… Continue reading Travel Fear: Natural Disasters

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Travel Fear: Too Expensive

It’s Fearless Friday! Today we’re eradicating another travel fear: “travel is too expensive.” Well, it doesn’t have to be. Here’s why:  1. No one else sets your budget. You decide what you’re comfortable with and how much or how little you want to spend, and there are options for even the smallest budget. There’s Couch… Continue reading Travel Fear: Too Expensive

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Travel Fear: Sickness

It’s another Spooky Saturday! This time around, it’s all about getting sick on travel–or staying well! I’ve heard people say they’re afraid to travel because of possible seasickness, air sickness, traveler’s diarrhea, foreign illnesses, insurance concerns, and more. But fear not! Here are some solutions and reasons why you should never fear sickness on travel.… Continue reading Travel Fear: Sickness

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Travel Fear: Language Barrier

It’s Fearless Friday! Today we’re addressing a travel fear I get asked about often. “Do you speak their language? No? How will you survive?!” Seriously, it’s not as big a problem as you may think! My first ever trip abroad was to Japan for three months when I was 20 years old. I didn’t know… Continue reading Travel Fear: Language Barrier

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Travel Fear: I Haven’t Seen Everything at Home

It’s Spooky Saturday! This post is all about the lazy man’s excuse not to travel out of the state or out of the country. Of all the reasons or excuses not to travel, this one is my biggest pet peeves. And this is the excuse my brother uses! Here’s why it’s an excuse, not a reason.  1.… Continue reading Travel Fear: I Haven’t Seen Everything at Home

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Travel Fear: Personal Safety

It’s Fearless Friday! One of the concerns I hear most from people (especially because I’m a woman who often travels solo) is concern for my personal safety. This goes for both women and men, though. Here are a few tips for staying safe no matter where you are, and why you really shouldn’t be worried.  1.… Continue reading Travel Fear: Personal Safety

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Travel Fear: Terrorism

It’s Spooky Saturday! OK, so terrorism is no joke, and it is a legitimate travel fear today. But it’s not a legitimate excuse to stay home. Here are some reasons why:  1. It probably won’t happen to you. In the world today, the chances of a random terrorist attack are pretty good. However, the chances you… Continue reading Travel Fear: Terrorism

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Travel Fear: Flying

It’s Fearless Friday! I’m starting a series on travel fears in hopes of conquering those fears and encouraging people to travel. One of the most common travel fears people face is a fear of flying. Since the first step to overcoming fears is to understand them, I thought it might be helpful to understand a few… Continue reading Travel Fear: Flying

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Travel Fear: I Can’t

Happy October, one and all! I’m starting a new series in preparation for one of my most favorite holidays: Halloween! This series is all about travel fears. People have all sorts of “reasons” (ahem, excuses) not to travel. We’ll be exploring these travel fears and debunk them! For our first “Spooky Saturday” post, let’s start with… Continue reading Travel Fear: I Can’t

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A Traveler’s Reflections on 9/11

I’ve grown up in two worlds. In September 2001, I was 16 years old. The 11th was a Tuesday, and my friend Cary had just turned around in his chair to ask me for a piece of paper, as usual. It was just after 8:00am in middle Tennessee, and first period Spanish was just coming… Continue reading A Traveler’s Reflections on 9/11