I have decided to start a new feature here on A Crafty Traveler, featuring the best articles and blog posts I’ve come across on my wanderings through the web every week.
I spend a lot of time, really rather too much, perusing travel sites every week and I’m always left amazed at the adventures that other people have had, awestruck by amazing photographs, and somewhat jealous of others formidable writing prowess. Rather than simply keep all of these discoveries to myself, I have decided to share them with you, cher reader. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.
It is easy to think that those who are fortunate enough to spend an extended period of time travelling the world are having nothing but an amazing time. In reality, travelling on a budget often involves bugs, tears, and an overwhelming feeling of helplessness. The night that Lauren had in Luang Prabang sounds pretty dreadful, but credit goes to her for shaking the experience off and not letting it ruin her time in the city. I’m not sure I would have been able to do the same.
This is an article that I can relate to perfectly. My first year in the UK was spent in Liverpool and the city far from welcomed me with open arms. I’ve never written about the challenges I faced there because I’m afraid that it will begin a rant which I am unable to contain. Sometime when you move to a new city it is easy and you instantly feel at home, but sometimes, as Emma experienced with London, the city punches you in the stomach and then throws rotten eggs at you (which did actually happen to me in Liverpool – the egg part, not the punching part). It isn’t all negative though, a few months later Emma started a love affair with London, it turns out that the city was just playing hard to get!
In this article, Kate from Adventurous Kate takes on an interesting psychological exercise – what would my life be like if I had made different choices? One can never be sure how a single changed decision could have affected the course of ones life, but it’s interesting to consider. If you hadn’t been fired from that job, broken up with that guy, or taken that massive leap of faith your entire life could be different. I consider this often in regards to my own life and I am happy to say that every single event that seemed like a set back at the time lead me towards something better, even if I couldn’t see that at the time. Food for thought.
If you want to share any great articles or blog posts you’ve come across, or written yourself, please feel free to share them in the comments below. Maybe they’ll make it into next weeks Web Wanders!