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The Case of the Returned Traveler

I spent the past year living a stationary life in America. I realize I didn’t write much, and it wasn’t necessarily because I didn’t have anything to say, but because I didn’t deem the things I had to say as blog-appropriate. It was a rather dark year for me, mood-wise, for a host of reasons I …

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On Participating in Society

My mom once said to me, “Michelle. If you don’t want to participate in society, then DON’T.” Maybe the expected and natural response to such a threat would be to say “well of course I want to participate in society, don’t be ridiculous” and then you go get a job, dutifully pay your rent, get …

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The 3 Reasons Why People Travel

I originally intended to write another interview-based post on sex and travel- which is totally still happening!- but after going through people’s responses, I decided this topic needed a post of its own. I asked nine people, all of whom have spent a considerable amount of time backpacking or living abroad or both, why they …

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On Why You Should Travel. Or Not.

I’m not the type of person who *finally* quit her miserable 9-to-5 job in favor of life on the road. There are lots of those types of people who write travel blogs and, while I applaud the courage it must have taken them to make that leap, I’m pretty sick of reading about it. It’s …

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