what happens when you feel like quitting, dealing with depression and travel, coping with depression
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What happens when you feel like quitting?

I’ll cut straight to the point. I felt like quitting. I felt like quitting this blog… and many other things about my life.

December 9, 2013 27
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Is a backpack just another word for “female mid-life crisis”?

I’m not dealing with age very well. “Middle-age” feels like the un-sexiest number to be. Everything from moisturizers to anti-aging potions are strewn throughout my bedroom and bath. The yoga mat is my closest

September 25, 2013 39
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Do travel bloggers impact the travel industry?

I’m recently back from the Digital Innovation Asia conference in Bangkok. Held for the first two days, at the Lebua at State Tower Hotel, I got the chance to meet up with cool travel bloggers and mingle with travel industry folk, while porking out on canapes and finger desserts, attending after parties and jazzy Bangkok nightclubs, taking a press trip of Kachanaburi and sprawling in five-star luxury hotels, like the slick Amari Watergate Hotel and the Lebua! (Thanks to Jeannie of Nomadic Chick, who put me up in her room for the first two nights -when there was confusion about my hotel location- and not making me sleep on the floor!). It was my first travel blogger’s conference and this was DIA’s first event. We had a lot to learn from each other.

July 12, 2013 33
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Will Travel Bloggers and Social Media kill guidebooks?

Guidebooks have always been my fail safe travel bibles. But in the past two years, my reliance on guidebooks has weakened. Today, social media and the internet make travel information more accessible and immediate than ever before. The power is in people, like you and me. It’s no longer in fancy stock photo ads of a bikini-clad models and “happy families” posing on a beach resort, splashing water for fun. Instead, social ads work like this…

July 8, 2013 38
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The Death of Google RSS Reader and some Awesome Alternatives

As of July 1, 20013, Google RSS Reader is shutting it’s doors and sunsetting it’s application. For many of you who use Google Reader and subscribing to my site (as well as many of your other favorite sites), this means you’ll need to jump ship and find new alternatives for a reader. Here’s a few alternatives for you…

June 30, 2013 3
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Tribase’s ‘My 7 Links’ Project

When Megan of On my way RTW tagged me on Tripbase’s My 7 Links project, I was both, honored to be counted in as part of the travel blogging community and thrilled to be able to share some of my favorite pieces. So if you missed some of these posts the first time around, here’s your second chance! From a restaurant in Phnom Penh, Cambodia with the endearing madness of honking motodops and tuk-tuks as inspirational backdrop, I write for you …My 7 links.

September 1, 2011 7
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New York Fashion Week ’09: GREEN fashion

Designers, fashionistas, models, wannabes … and me. Sometimes finding your GRRR in traveling simply requires finding the energy and means to attend some of the more highly-publicized (and velvet-roped) events in your city.

September 29, 2009 0
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New York Times Travel Show 2009

This weekend Feb 6-8, the New York Times Travel Show is making its annual appearance at the Javitz Center, NYC. GRRRL TRAVELER will be there to take in new ideas for her blog, see her favorite travel host speakers and in general, be inspired for her next trip! If you have the time and means, check it out.

February 6, 2009 0
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