Travel Mindset

Bad Excuses Not to Travel

“I’d love to travel but…” No matter what the excuse I’ve heard them all. When I tell people what I do or where I’ve been some are just compelled to tell me their reasons for not traveling. And while I’m a pretty polite person and I don’t say this to them out loud: most of …

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5 Things Travel Has Taught Me

This week in honor of Twenty-Something Travel’s 5 year anniversary all members of the staff are writing about 5 things they’ve learned from travel. Here’s Steph’s take: When I assigned this topic to Kay and Jessica, I thought it would be an easy one to write. After all this blog itself is a testament to …

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5 Things Travel Has Taught Kay

As Part of Twenty-Something Travel’s 5 Year Anniversary this week, all of the writer’s are counting down 5 things they have learned from Travel. Here is Kay’s list: Let’s think back to the time I got my passport stolen in France. I was terrified, speechless, but most importantly, proud that I had the guts to …

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FOMO: Fear of Missing Out

Have you heard of FOMO? Fear Of Missing Out. I’m months and months behind on the trend pieces but it is something that has been on my mind lately. “FOMO is the fear that everyone else is having more fun, more excitement and more rewarding, anecdote-worthy experiences than you” said the Telegraph wrote last year. …

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When Someone Else Travels

In May 2001 my mom took a life-changing trip to Israel with her friend. Most people probably love to tell stories about their travels and where they went but for many reasons it is my mom’s trip to Israel that stands out to me because of how it affected me and my family. My mom’s …

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Turning Loss into Opportunity

Late December 2010, just a few days after Christmas, I received an email from my father. I was finishing my semester abroad in Barcelona at the time and sitting in my bedroom at my host family’s house. The email was brief. My father had been diagnosed with esophageal cancer. He was sorry to have to …

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