Tourist vs. Traveler

The words “tourist” and “traveler” are not interchangeable. If you travel or want to travel, you probably have an ideal plan of how you want to see your destination. Maybe an all-expenses-paid tour? A food-focused trip? A DIY meandering? Each word defines a certain way of traveling, and they’re not the same. A couple of weeks ago (on my most recent travel), I had just seated myself at the table for the evening’s fine dining experience after exchanging greetings with...
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Activate Creativity: Build a Fort

Activate Creativity: Build a Fort

You have everything to do, but no desire to do it. All the energy in the world except when it comes to actually tackling your to-do list after an already long work day. You’d much rather climb into bed or build a fort. This happened to me this week. I didn’t want to wash the dishes. I didn’t want to wade through online tasks. I didn’t want to run to the grocery store. I didn’t want to fold my clean...
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Visiting Slovakia: A Retreat from Life

I know that I ought to be telling you all the best sights to see in Bratislava, Slovakia. But I’m going to fail you today, so maybe you’re already clicking away from this post. Don’t leave! Well, that’s okay, I guess. Do what you gotta. (I kind of really love this cat.) First of all, Slovakia is gorgeous! And Bratislava is a perfect day trip from Vienna if you want a tiny change of scenery during your visit to Austria...
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