Portugal Posts

The Insane Parking Ticket

The Insane Parking Ticket

Once in a while, a really funny story happens that's worth its own blog post. Here goes. I parked my rental car in the lovely town of Santarem, Portugal. I was with a friend and we pulled in to a space near a church. We looked around, it seemed legal,...

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The Unsettling Nature of Unconventional Choices

The Unsettling Nature of Unconventional Choices

(Students celebrating the end of their studies in Coimbra, Portugal.) Another thing that’s held me back from beginning to live life on my terms is that, for years, I felt like I was doing something too wild and incomprehensible to be accepted by the many...

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The Surprising Lessons

The Surprising Lessons

What surprises me about my journey is how it ends up giving me different lessons than I expect. I choose a place and have some small expectation of why and what I will gain there and end up learning that why I’m there is so much deeper and different a...

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Learning to Navigate Life Without a GPS

Learning to Navigate Life Without a GPS

One thing about living in Manhattan is there is so much public transportation that owning a car isn't necessary. I have a driver's license but not much occasion to drive. Because I've been staying in a very remote part of Portugal, I've had to rent a car....

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How Long Do The Answers Take?

How Long Do The Answers Take?

Let me be honest. I don’t completely know what I’m doing. I know I want to find myself, and that I want to be the best version of myself possible and do things that are truly aligned with my heart and soul. But day-by-day I don’t have any structure apart...

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Listening to the Rain

Listening to the Rain

Do you ever listen to the sound of the rain? Sitting in a silent home in the middle of nowhere in Portugal, with a huge window I notice that I am captivated by the sound the drops make, and watching the rings they create in the puddles they have made....

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Why Did I Decide to Come to Europe?

Why Did I Decide to Come to Europe?

I had never been to Lisbon before this trip and though it’s beautiful, I notice that it feels like an enormous distraction. I’m here to discover myself and I feel pressured to sight-see and window shop. This is not why I came here, though. Initially I...

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Traveling the world full-time may sound glamorous and exhilirating. (In many ways, it is!) But, it’s not full-time fun. Before you decide to go, take this quiz to make sure you’re ready, and, if not, find out how to bridge the gaps.

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In 2020, I was traveling in New Zealand as the coronavirus pandemic brewed, and, got stuck there. If you want to read about what this time was like and traveling during this time, check out this page.

Many of my blog posts are about things I’ve discovered about myself or about being, while I’ve traveled. If you’d like to focus on posts that only have self-discovery themes, click the button below.

I’ve been traveling the globe solo, and many of my posts share thoughts and resources specifically for other solo travelers. If you’re a fellow solo traveler, or you’re thinking about solo travel, this is a collection you will find of interest.

Sometimes I write posts where I give insider information on certain cities I’ve visited, which may be more along the lines of places to go, how to save money, etc. If that’s your main interest, check out this compilation of posts.

At the heart of international travel is learning about the many different cultures and ways of being around the world. The posts compiled on this page speak, specifically, about the cultural observations I’ve had.

If you’re looking to read blog posts about specific destinations, click the country of your interest below to go to it’s blog page and get country-specific reviews and thoughts.

Africa

Argentina

Brazil

Cambodia

Chile

Costa Rica

France

New Zealand

Peru

Portugal

Scotland

Thailand

Uruguay

Vietnam

 

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