I was skimming The New Yorker and saw a review of the book, A Sense of Direction by Gideon Lewis-Kraus. The review mentioned that the author went on three pilgrimages: the Camino de Santiago in Spain, the Shikoku pilgrimage in Japan, and the Rebbe Nachman of Breslov pilgrimage in the Ukraine. I paused at the description and [...]
Recently, I received this email from a reader of my blog. I think a lot of points are relevant to big trippers as this young person considers his future. Letter reprinted with permission. —— “I’ve just recently started to think about colleges I want to attend, as going to college is just what is expected [...]
Guest Post By Fran Wickner, Ph.D., MFT, speaker at 2012 Meet Plan Go San Francisco on October 16, 2012. Round The World Travel (RTW) works well for some people on a career career sabbatical, but being able to “Go Local” by staying in one place is another excellent option for those taking career breaks. Staying [...]
Shivering with ANTICI…..PATION*, I start the planning of a Big Trip. For me, planning the trip is almost as fun as going on it. First, I start with an inkling, a desire for a place. This knowing gets me a country or a destination. Then, I research, research, research on what to do, visit, and [...]
“Believe in yourself and you can do anything.” Or “Put your mind to something and you can accomplish it.” Or “Reach for they sky!” These maxims are to graduation and motivational speeches as Pachelbel’s is to wedding processions. Americans are told to reach for their dreams, that anything is possible. In the Western world, blessedly [...]
In September I’m going to Europe, but not for months this time, just for a few weeks in a Not-So-Big-Trip format – 17 days. Of course, now that I have a job – at a very cool place that’s completely fine with me taking my planned-for-a-year vacation – I realize that my NSBT is actually [...]
Thinking about where to go for your Big Trip? Here’s a list of sources of inspiration that I keep coming back to when I want to fill in the blanks: Where’s my next Big Trip?
If you’ve always known you wanted to travel and now have this itching, this tugging feeling that it’s about time to take a big leap for a big trip, here’s the first step you need to get started: Create your own Big Trip. This is how you create your dream, how you take your first step to that big trip.
When I returned from my last trip, I said to myself, I have one more trip in me, one more big one and then I’m settling down, getting a full time job, a 401K and and an apartment. The Universe seems to have other plans though, plans that are revealed everyday since I arrived to [...]
Yesterday I finished all my bookings. I now understand why travel agents still have a place in the marketplace/commerce structure today. They can wade through all the travel sites, prices, conditions, deals, and fees and next time, I’ll be happy to pay them. My morning was four hours of booking my plane tickets and there’s [...]