Daydreaming vs. Planning: The Good, the Bad, and the Traveler

Last week, I decided to write about beaches while I sit in the middle of a New England winter. It’s a nice thought, especially since I’m planning a trip to Florida next month, but it’s also entirely unrealistic. I’m used to that. I think a lot of people like to imagine their travels just as … Continue reading Daydreaming vs. Planning: The Good, the Bad, and the Traveler

How to Get Your Language Learning Back on Track After a Long Break (Part Two)

If you missed it, you can click here for Part 1. You’ve set your plan in motion. You've started studying again. You're working towards your goals. Then, as the weekend gets closer and Friday night rolls around, you figure it’ll be okay if you take just one day off. You'll get back to it on … Continue reading How to Get Your Language Learning Back on Track After a Long Break (Part Two)

Winter is Here. If You Don’t Like It, Try One of These Beaches

The snow has fallen and it isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Personally, I love snow. Most people don't. If you're one of the many who can't stand the cold and would rather be hanging out under the hot sun, this list is for you. Even if you're not the kind of person to suntan and … Continue reading Winter is Here. If You Don’t Like It, Try One of These Beaches

How to Get Your Language Learning Back on Track After a Long Break (Part 1)

The holidays are over and a new year has arrived. You’re excited to do about ten million things this year, whether that includes traveling or mastering a skill you’ve been working on for some time. Now, the hectic holidays are enough of an excuse for getting off track with your usual goals. Add anything else … Continue reading How to Get Your Language Learning Back on Track After a Long Break (Part 1)

A New Year’s Travel Resolution for Venezuela and the Family I Won’t See

My mom always told me Venezuela was like one big party from Christmas through New Year’s. These days, I can only imagine what the streets look like. I'd like to think there will still be music and dancing to keep spirits high, though I doubt the food will be plentiful. Would you still dance if … Continue reading A New Year’s Travel Resolution for Venezuela and the Family I Won’t See