Category: Travel

Life & Inspiration Travel

The Importance of the Vacation

When I view my past travels, never once did I view them as a vacation (except for family trips growing up). It’s a word that I feel denotes the experience of travel. I’m not a vacationer, but a traveler. Ironically, sitting here at the Deep Ellum Hostel in downtown Dallas, …
Galleries Travel

Travel Back: Vibrant Mexico, 2015

I’ve decided I’m done with winter. It not only inhibits my desire to enjoy life (boo!), but it’s beginning to take its toll on my mental and physical health. I’ve wrote less, have been publishing less, and in general feel less motivation to get life done. & for now, I’m …
Education Travel

What Happened When I Studied Abroad in South Africa with Klein GO

The first time I studied abroad, I knew I wanted to study somewhere that offered the opportunity to grow personally and professionally. South Africa, with its history and stories, was the place to study for me  — not only learn, but challenge my personal skills and cultural perceptions. Urban International …
Education Travel

My Learning Enterprises Summer In The Panamanian Countryside

When I initially applied to teach English, I knew I was taking a chance to change my world outlook and future goals. The opportunity to teach English in Panama with Learning Enterprises caught my eye over two years ago — flyers were scattered around Temple University, where I attended college. …
The Hustle Travel

How to Book a Spontaneous Trip on a Budget

Ahh, the travel bug — it comes to haunt us all, doesn’t it? A few weeks ago, it influenced me to book a spontaneous trip with any serious consideration. And I did it for less than $150. Unsure of where to travel next and on a budget, I took to …
Travel

Rosa’s Inspirational Sticky Notes

On my last visit to Rosa’s, a pizza shop that feeds the homeless through its sticky-note fueled pay-it-forward model, these notes directly in front of me spoke volumes. A big thanks to Slendy P.B. for your message. (A note: forgive my imperfect Spanish) & enjoy Hello. The waiter is very friendly. …
Travel

It’s Life Outside the Margin’s 6-Month Blogiversary!

While not my first blog-writing rodeo, this month I get to celebrate the 6-month blogiversary of Life Outside the Margins! Six months ago I started this blog, uncertain yet focused on bringing it to life. Looking back, I’m excited to continue creating because these past six months have given me a taste …
Life & Inspiration Travel

Anthony Bourdain: Remembering an Inspiration

A year ago if you had asked me ‘’What would your ultimate career look like?’’ I would have answered, ‘’I want to have a travel show like Anthony Bourdain and show people the world.’’ While I don’t feel right to respond that way anymore, his worldly pursuits and tales of …

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