Traveler's Recital

Decision Making Part 2 – The Process

When you are traveling, particularly if traveling alone, you will need to make a constant stream of decisions, any one of which can royally screw up your day if you are wrong. What time do I need to leave for the airport? Should I check a bag or try to get by with just a carry on? Do I have…

Eating Street Food and Staying Healthy

So, there you are in some out of the way corner of Mexico and your belly is empty. You have been out walking all day, and on the corner is a taco stand that has obviously been sitting there since the days of Poncho Villa. In fact, there is a really good chance that the guy cooking up those tacos remembers…

The Hotel Room Bardo – Traveling Alone

The Hotel Room Bardo – Traveling Alone
There have been times when I traveled alone, for both business and pleasure, and really enjoyed it. There have been times when I have done so and hated every second. When you are lying alone on a king size bed, looking out at the rain and trying to make some kind of plan for the day, you know at that moment whether…

Decision Making Part 1 – Advanced Preparation

Decision making may seem like a strange topic for a travel site, but traveling in today's world requires a constant stream of rapid, well-reasoned decisions to enjoy your travel and sometimes even to stay out of trouble. For some, it comes easy. For others, not so much. Decision-making is a learned skill and the more we do it, the better…

Anxious about flying – Consider “Mind Taming”

Anxiety occurs when we lose control of our thoughts and the negative ones begin to take control. A mind out of control is never going to be happy. I am not a therapist, and this article is not going to eliminate your fear of travel or flying, but it might give you some direction for finding relief. Meditation, visualization, and…

Traveling with “The One”

First, what is The One? Glad you asked. It is very simple. The One is that person that makes you feel as if you are on your "good spot" (READ HERE FOR MORE ABOUT THAT) no matter where you are. Traveling with "the one" is like bringing your good spot with you. Wherever you go with The One it always feels as…

Why We Love Returning Home

Anyone that loves to travel, and of course anyone that hates traveling, can tell you how good it feels to finally be home after a trip. No matter how pleasurable the trip, most of us love the feel of coming home. The question is, why? Why after 1 or 2 or 3 weeks in paradise do we like being away…

When Did Flying Become a Pain?

Let me say right up front, I have always loved flying. Whereas my mother is terrified by the simple idea of it, I have reveled in the experience since my earliest days. However my attitude has changed somewhat and I am not sure if it is me that changed, or the experience itself. Like most people who love to travel…