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Brook Farm, UK taught me how to be

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I found Brook Farm on the Internet. Isn’t that how all the best 21st century relationships begin? My husband and I were looking for a Workaway position in England when we came across Sarah and Will Wint’s Worcestershire garden and bed and breakfast business. A handful of e-mails and eight months later, Dave and I […]

In Photos: Tri Hita Karana

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The cultural landscape of Bali in Indonesia is largely shaped by the traditional belief systems of its locals. Tri Hita Karana — roughly translated into English as “the three causes of prosperity” – is a philosophy that governs and guides the daily lives and attitudes of Balinese. This unique concept puts premium to the universal respect of and […]

That Time Barcelona, Spain Stole My Heart

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As a musical buff, I always tend to find quotes of inspiration from the songs of great musicals. One lyric in particular from the musical ‘Rent’ has always struck a chord with me. ‘Forget regret, or life is yours to miss.’ It’s always seemed like wishful thinking to me, a nice little sentiment, a good […]

Home in the USA: Where Inspiration Never Stops

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All around the world, there are iconic landmarks, natural wonders, and documentable moments in which we are able to take in with such awe and amazement. It is with these places, these people, and these experiences that we are lead to fall deeper into wanderlust and yearn for more minutes, more seconds, in every day […]

Honored to share in Vietnam

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Prolonged exposure to the frenzied pace of Southeast Asia’s mega-metropolitan areas is perhaps best remedied by a detour to Hoi An in central Vietnam. In addition to the beautiful Cua Dai Beach showcasing views of the Cham Islands, the former port trading center offers a picturesque and historic, UNESCO-designated downtown featuring centuries-old Vietnamese homes, museums […]

Historic City of Ayuttaya: Carefully Picking Things Up

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The challenge posed by this site is to make sense of the scattered remains of a former strong Southeast Asian empire’s capital.  The historic city of Ayutthaya gained global importance due to its strategic trading location and strong diplomatic networks that were highly prized by the Chinese, Indians, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, and even the British. […]

Hong Kong: From Dusk till Dawn

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The evening sun – a vivid and striking shade of orange – descended behind a passel of skyscrapers, making way for the night that imperceptibly drew a blanket of darkness over the Hong Kong sky. As I stood there by the roadside, a lone figure cast in the shadow of dusk, I allowed the street […]

Bogota, Colombia Changed My Life

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A heart strives off of dreams and encouragement in life. Whether someone believes they have a dream or not, everybody has hopes and desires. Despite the amazing truth in this, we still let so many things get in the way of us and our dreams. We don’t go out and explore the world or seek […]

Thai-ed and Twisted in Thailand

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There is no donut headrest involved in a traditional Thai massage. No lullaby lavender-scented oil to lubricate your limbs. Forget the bathrobe and freshly laundered sheets as well. Instead, imagine the last painful neck rub your well-meaning significant other ground into your deltoids and add a pinch of wrestling and a dash of floor yoga. […]

Safe and Sound in Sweet Little Salisbury, UK

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In a world with almost 200 countries, thousands of cities, and billions of people, the travel possibilities are endless. There are simply too many places for one person to see in a lifetime, so prioritizing travel locations is a must. The best places to travel should include a strong sense of culture, be financially reasonable, […]