Photo Courtesy of Lon&Queta The pandemic has affected all of us, but in different ways. Besides the trauma, stress, and sadness of losing loved ones, jobs, or income or the dangers of working on the front lines, there were other aspects of the virus fallout that affected us. Some extroverts suffered from the lack of … Continue reading Back in the Travel Saddle – Hawaii
Photo courtesy of Felix Mittermeier So much has happened in the six months since I last posted here. Quite honestly, I felt buffeted by the hurricane that has been 2020. I needed an emotional sabbatical to sort out and deal with all of my feelings, not to mention everything going on in my life. More … Continue reading Out of the 2020 Storm
View from Kayaks in Ao Thalane, Thailand Since most of us are grounded right now and travel is a distant memory, I thought I would relive some of my past trips. This first installment is a trip Dan and I took around the Christmas holidays one year. I was recently invited to write about my … Continue reading Virtual Trip #1: Exotic Thailand Adventures (Eating Bugs—Optional)
That's sarcasm, of course. Another reason to be happy we're not traveling right now. #lookingonthebrightside
I love this quote but I also think that sometimes we travel to escape life. And that's okay.
Street Performer in Madrid, Spain I really like this post from Kim McKinney of In the Box, Out of the Box about the differences you see when you travel. That's one of the things I love about travel: the way it opens you up to new experiences, new sights, different food, architecture, and ways of … Continue reading Travel to See the Differences
There's always a way. If you think you can't afford a vacation, get creative. I sold my house to finance my motorhome travels. Work overtime, get a second job, sell stuff you don't need, give up Starbucks--whatever will put a few extra dollars in your bank account. Then just go.
If you're itching for a travel retreat but not sure how to do it, check out this post at Luna River Voices for some great ideas.
A sabbatical, also known as a career break, is a period of leave from work so that employees can study, travel, or rest. We usually think of sabbaticals applying to only professors, lawyers, and members of the clergy, but some corporations also offer sabbaticals. A few employers even offer paid sabbatical leave, although most are … Continue reading Sabbatical: Salve for the Soul