The Post-Travel Come-Down

Many people return from RTW travel with a changed sense of self. So if you’re wondering, don’t be afraid to ask, “Who are you (now)?” The answer might surprise you! For now, I’m Wile E. Coyote, and it’s only a matter of time before I find that stinkin’ roadrunner again.

The Best of the Voyage (Part 7: Memories, Stories, And Wisdom)

All good things must come to an end eventually. As such, this is the last installment of the Voyage Birthday series. Here are some sentimental memories, both serious and amusing, plus the biggest lesson of the whole trip. Until next time, this is the Pocket Gypsy!

The Best of the Voyage (Part 6: Things I Wish I’d Done)

It’s not as depressing as it sounds: here’s a list of four things I wish I had done when traveling. I write this in hopes that someone else will enjoy the sweet taste of jackfruit, the serene company of a monk, and the fond recollection upon reviewing a worn notebook.

The Best of the Voyage (Part 5: Useful Things To Pack)

Here is where I try to get you to buy things that might seem expensive, but that will save you a lot of money down the line. It’s Pocket Gypsy’s Commercial Hour, featuring Sea to Summit, Dr. Bronner, Ex Officio, Carmex, Ace, and PackTowl!

The Best of the Voyage (Part 4: Lessons)

We’re half-way through the Voyage birthday week! Today’s topic is about important lessons learnt while traveling. Have you found these to be true in your own life? Is there anything you want to improve upon? Take advantage of this Labor Day weekend to give it some serious thought!

The Best of the Voyage (Part 3: Facts and Cities)

The topics of the day are favorite destinations and random interesting facts. The city section is sparse for a reason – I’ll be writing detailed city guides later. As for the facts – well, knowledge is power.

The Best of the Voyage (Part 2: Bars and Restaurants)

I’m an old woman is a child’s body, though realistically I’m in the prime bar-hopping demographic. While I don’t do too much hopping, I do appreciate a cool venue. Here are a few places I deem a cut above the standard bar and restaurant experience.

The Best of the Voyage: A One-Year Anniversary Commemoration (Part 1: Hostels)

It’s my Voyage’s first birthday! In celebration, I’m throwing a week-long party, reminiscing about the several facets that make traveling life so wonderful. Today’s post is paying tribute to some pretty awesome hostels; I’d recommend checking them out if you’re ever in the area.

On Facing Your Fears

My #1 fear? Being alone. And yet I took off for a year by myself. It was a bumpy ride, but through some beautiful scenery, and the final destination (or current pitstop, more like it) makes it totally worth all the discomfort.

Vacation: Where Everything’s Made Up and the Earth Doesn’t Matter

Cultural experiences while traveling don’t always occur with people present. Take a moment to observe how the environment supports, bends, and sometimes breaks in response to the demands of humans, both local and foreign, and then do what you can to make it better.

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