Transformational Travel

Fitbit Fanatic: Tracking Steps When Traveling

August 4, 2015

This is my favorite bracelet. You could argue that it’s not that stylish but I never leave home without it on my arm. I’ve been using a Fitbit Flex for nearly three years. It’s traveled with me to India and to San Marino and to Myanmar. It’s sailed with my on the world’s two largest cruise ships, and […]

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8 Years Ago We Set Sail and Started This Blog

May 5, 2015

Eight years ago today we boarded Holland America Line’s ms Prinsendam in New York City, and set sail for an adventure. We had quit our jobs in Seattle. Sold or stored most of our belongings. Drove to Missouri to leave our car and our cat, before a plane flight to New York. On board the […]

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Tips on the 17 Stages of Planning A Study Abroad Experience

October 29, 2014

When I was in high school researching potential universities, studying abroad was one of the things I was most excited about when I thought of the adventures I would have.  I knew that I wanted to study language, and most colleges required language students to study abroad for at least 3 weeks to one semester […]

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8 Things I Learned From Traveling Solo

October 28, 2014

Many people have mixed feelings about traveling alone , especially if they’re a female.  I’ve had the opportunity to not only travel abroad alone, but to also actually live abroad.  During my solo travels I’ve learned a lot about myself and the world in which I live in. Here are 8 things I learned while traveling solo: 1. […]

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