Transformational Travel

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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A Lesson From My Belgium Adventures: Embracing a Commute Using Public Transportation

November 15, 2012

This is a guest post by Danielle Smith, an agricultural communications student at the University of Arkansas who spent part of her summer in a work study experience abroad. In the summer of 2012 I wandered across the big pond for my first European experience. I don’t consider myself to be untraveled – I have been to […]

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