Everyone dreams of traveling the world with someone you love. But a baecation can quickly turn into a bomb. How can you avoid international disaster?
Traveling with Anxiety: It’s Okay to not be Okay
If you’re new here, I’ve shared that I have struggled with depression, anxiety, and PTSD and it’s been a challenge for all aspects of my life. I have been hospitalized for panic attacks, gone to therapy, tried medicines and nothing seemed to work, except travel. As amazing as traveling is, it almost never goes smoothly.Read the Post
From Here or There; Where is Home for Third Culture Kids?
Where is home, after all?
Why it was Important to Travel with my Brother
Let me introduce you all to my “little” brother, Bill. I say “little” because he is six feet tall and he hasn’t been smaller than me since he was 13 years old. Alas, I am older and obviously wiser than him, that’s why I knew I needed to expose him to the world. My brotherRead the Post
Tunisia, The Arab Woman’s Country: Where Women Have Gone and Where They Have Yet To Go
Stereotypically, when people think of an Arab, or better yet Muslim woman – the first misconceptions are that she has no rights and little choice in her life. In Tunisia, most of these misconceptions are false. That’s right, Tunisian women are viewed, by law, as equal to men. However, there are two types of laws in Tunisia.Read the Post
Mama Africa Welcoming me Home: Sfax, Tunisia
Hello Hola Aslema I am writing to you from the motherland, Mama Africa. It has been a week since I’ve returned home, that is, the land where I was born. I left Tunisia as a baby and it took 27 years for me to be able to return. Yet when I arrived, this land didn’tRead the Post
“But You’re White…” Why Your Perception of Me Doesn’t Erase My Heritage
I have always been a cultural enigma. No one ever knew where I was “from,” or the more popular question, “what are you?”. Because “human being” is never an acceptable answer.
Si Si, Colombia! Why Colombia’s History Promotes Tourism Today
No Colombia is not all about cocaine, guerrillas, and Pablo Escobar! It’s common misconceptions like these which often prevent, if not deter tourism to Colombia. While in the 80’s, yes Colombia was plagued with drug and guerrilla warfare. Conditions which made life dangerously impossible. With the rise of drug bosses like Pablo Escobar or GriseldaRead the Post
Healing Trauma with Travel: Why I’m Alive Today
Ten years ago, I should have been dead. I tried not once, not twice, I tried more times than I️ care to remember. Since I was about 8 years old I remember having symptoms of depression and feelings of despair. In Latino households, mental health is not openly talked about. The general consensus is se te vaRead the Post
No Te Puedes Ir Sola: Why Abuelita is Wrong about Solo Travel
“Tu no te puedes ir sola….” Infamous words of my Abuela. Whether it be to the store late at night, or across the world on my travels, I should never go alone. “¿Y Porqué?” – frustrated that I was always being told this. “Por que eres una niña.” Why does my gender suddenly make me incapableRead the Post
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