Travel Tips

A Hop Across the Pond

In a land far, far away, there is a place called Havana where the rivers run free and commercialism has yet to hold a solid grip.  Yes, you guessed it.  This place is Cuba.  Just a few years ago, the gates to this treasured place were opened up to Americans (only about 50 years afterContinue reading “A Hop Across the Pond”

One Year

365 days.  And what an incredible year it’s been!  On this day last year, April 9, 2017, I returned home from my 5-month jaunt to South America.  I have no problem admitting that I was homesick and missed family and friends like never before.  I craved NJ.  That’s something only a select few can ever sayContinue reading “One Year”

$85 a day

How much can $85 give you in one day?  A cart of groceries?  A fancy dinner and movie for 2?  An iPod?  These things sound good, even great.  But what if I told you that with $85 a day, you could travel the world?  Well…now I’m telling you!  $85 a day is plenty enough toContinue reading “$85 a day”

One Thought: Transition

Change is a dread all of us feel many times in our lives.  Whether it’s changing a job, dating someone new, or graduating school, change comes during all phases of life.  No one can control change or prevent it from coming, but we can control how we approach change.  It just takes a focused mindContinue reading “One Thought: Transition”

One Thought: Memories

Anniversaries have long been a source of nostalgia, remembrance, and reasons to celebrate.  From Christmas to July 4 to the passing of a loved one, anniversaries are our way of acknowledging a significant event some number of days or years ago.  This week happens to be the very week that I quit my job andContinue reading “One Thought: Memories”

One Thought: Positivity

Optimists, dreamers, idealists, unrealistic, impractical, etc.  Those are a few thoughts some may have applied to those flooded with that positive personality gene.  Positive people can easily be disregarded for their seemingly ungrounded position.  But if you’re a positive person you’re certainly not worrying about these things, because they aren’t…well…positive. But therein lies the trueContinue reading “One Thought: Positivity”

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