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Strangers Abroad

May 26, 2020

“What are the chances?”  is how it always starts. We bump into a middle school friend in Prague, book the same hotel as a high school friend in Argentina, or end up sitting next to someone from home on a bus in Ireland. 

When we travel, we sometimes find ourselves running into people we already know but...

May 19, 2020

Strangers are an inevitable part of our trip. Their presence is like oxygen: invisible but breathes life into our trips. 

These random interactions 

  • Being pointed in the right direction ( or often wrong) by someone sitting next to you on the bus. 
  • Sharing a dessert with someone you met on a tour
  • Having a small laugh...

May 12, 2020

er, it seems that when we travel to new lands, what we are afraid of is more that we don’t know our surroundings. We are unfamiliar with the customs, our surroundings, the cultural mannerisms, the speed of the city, or even how to order. Our discomfort in a new place can prick our brains to believe that mischief looms...

May 5, 2020

It isn't about the destination, it’s about the journey is one of the most overused, cliche, eye-roll sayings around travel.

But it reminds us to not take for granted what gets us from point A to point B. The buses, the planes, the cars, the trains, the conductors and all of the wonderful and weird people you met along...