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  1. Solo Travel: Why I didn't think I could travel alone
    February 16, 2013 @ 1:28 am

    […] I was fully capable of traveling on my own, I began taking more solo trips. I was no longer holding myself back from traveling. If I wanted to go somewhere, I just saved my money, planned the trip, and off I went. Places like […]


  2. Doing the Limbo as an Expat | Ali's Adventures
    November 19, 2012 @ 8:01 am

    […] Ali on November 19th, 2012 I love to travel. I make no secret of that, and I’ve made it my mission to encourage others to travel. So I don’t think it surprised to many people when I announced my plans to move to Germany. […]


  3. Harvey (H-Bomb's Worldwide Karaoke)
    November 3, 2012 @ 3:59 pm

    I couldn’t agree more with the thrust of this post. I work full time, and still make time to travel. It’s a matter of prioritizing — I use all my vacation time (I’m fortunate to get 4 weeks per year, which is a lot for a U.S. job), and also take advantage of long holiday weekends to squeeze in quick getaways. And virtually all of my discretionary spending goes to travel and related expenses. I’ve also gotten sick multiple times while on the road, and been robbed by a taxi driver and left in the middle of nowhere in Mexico City; but these things haven’t at all put me off from traveling, they’ve merely taught me to take precautions and to prepare for anything. I also feel like I could get sick or attacked without leaving home, so if one of those things happens to me, it might as well be when I’m out and about seeing the world. When it comes to avoiding travel for safety reasons, it’s also important to think for yourself and not just be ruled by perceptions that may not have much of a basis in reality. Before I went to Egypt a couple of months ago, some of my friends — even some of the ones who enjoy globetrotting — told me that they wouldn’t even consider going there because it’s not safe. I went and had a great time and never even felt like I was in danger.


    • Ali Garland
      November 4, 2012 @ 2:56 pm

      Such a great attitude to have! As for Egypt, I have a friend who just spent several months living in Cairo and felt completely fine being there. Always pays to do some research and talk to people who are actually there instead of just relying on the media. Thanks Harvey!


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