Warsaw, Poland

Traveling on My Terms

Back in September I wrote a post that I never published about letting go of what I feel I “should” do. I was sitting in a guesthouse in Kuressaare, Estonia trying to decide whether I should stay in my room and relax like I really wanted to or brave less-than-ideal weather to see the island …

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Vilnius, Lithuania

Hitting the Wall

  A few days ago, I hit the wall.   I knew this day would come.  Every long-term traveler I have talked to has hit such a wall at some point, so it was bound to happen. After over 100 days on the road, things are starting to get to me. Travel burnout has set …

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St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia

Two Months of Travel

Happy Halloween! From what I can tell, Halloween is not exactly huge in Moscow. If it wasn’t for my friends’ Facebook posts over the weekend with their costumes and their kids’ costumes, I probably wouldn’t even know what day it is. That’s what happens after being on the road for two months. This will start …

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My Soviet Sojourn: The Route

I will be the first to admit that some of the places I will visit on this trip that I am now calling “My Soviet Sojourn” are somewhat obscure and people may not have a great sense of where exactly I am or where I’m going. For that reason, I have created this handy map …

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Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Moscow

One Month on the Road!

  Wow, has it already been a month?   In some ways, it feels like the last month has flown by. In other ways, it feels like it has been forever since I was in Chicago, enjoying last meals of Mexican food and margaritas and tapas and sangria.   If you haven’t been following along …

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Announcing My Big Adventure

If you are a regular reader of this site, you likely have seen my recent interviews with some of my fellow thirty-somethings who are leaving their jobs to travel or work overseas. I am thrilled to announce that I am about to join them! Yes, that’s right.  I gave notice at work yesterday that my …

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