One Way to Save Money for Your Leap

April 28, 2011

Saving money is one of the best ways to prepare to take a leap in life, whether your leap is taking a career break to travel, writing a book, starting your own business or something else you’ve yearned to accomplish. Setting yourself up financially not only puts you in a position to afford to make […]

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A nostalgic commute

April 26, 2011

On Monday night while I was waiting for the Metro, tired and cranky after a long day, a dark-haired women approached me. She towed three children, a grandmother and a clunky suitcase. “Vienna?” she asked, pointing at the tracks. I tried to explain that this train didn’t go to Vienna (that’s Vienna, Virginia, not the […]

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So you want to write a travel memoir?

April 21, 2011

Considering writing a memoir about your travel adventure? Check out this piece I wrote for Briefcase to Backpack about how to write a book about your travels: When travelers hear I'm writing a book about backpacking solo through Africa, they often confess that they, too, have dreamed about telling their travel story. “But I don't […]

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The myth of getting paid to travel

February 7, 2011

Want to know how you can REALLY travel the world? Check out my eguide, How to Take a Career Break to Travel. I can’t stand all the posts on travel blogs that claim it’s possible to travel the world for free through writing. It’s NOT. Okay, maybe it’s possible for a few select writers. But […]

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How to land an awesome job after your career break

January 31, 2011

Itching to travel? Check out How to Take a Career Break to Travel. Too many people don’t take the career break they dream about because they’re worried they won’t be able to find a job when they get back. It’s a valid concern, particularly in this tough economy. Especially because you don’t want just any […]

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9 Tips for Women Traveling Alone

January 11, 2011

Itching to travel? Check out my eguide, How to Take a Career Break to Travel. Like it or not, women have to take special precautions while traveling alone. After six months of backpacking solo in Africa, I’ve got a few ideas about how we can make the most of solo exploration — and stay safe […]

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Writers’ Roundup: Nov. 12

November 12, 2010

It’s a lot more difficult to get through my Google Reader now that I have a full-time (and part-time) job. And I’m certainly not spending as much time browsing interesting links on Twitter as I used to. But I still think it’s important to keep up with what’s happening in the writing, travel and social […]

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Writers’ Roundup: October 22

October 22, 2010

Even though I’m now working a full-time job (which I LOVE so far), I’m planning to keep up with these weekly roundups. They require me to think critically about the better posts I read each week, which can only be good for me. Enjoy! The Online Journalism Review suggests five questions you should ask about […]

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Thanks to Non-Conformity, I’m giving up bridal showers

September 14, 2010

I don’t usually write book reviews on this blog. I save those for my Tumblr, What Lexi Reads. But The Art of Non-Conformity was so good, and relates so directly to what we talk about here at The Traveling Writer, that I’ve got to tell you about it. The sub-title itself is telling: Set your […]

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The Traveling Writer moves to

August 30, 2010

Thanks for following me to my new cyber-home! Because I know you’re dying to hear what I sound like, I’ve got my first-ever video to welcome you to I’ll also include highlights below in case you’d prefer to read instead. And yeah, it wouldn’t be my first blog video if my eyes weren’t closed. […]

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