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Iceland in Winter

Icelandic Plans

I fly to Reykjavik on December 26th! I can’t believe it! My Icelandic plans are on the horizon! Way back in September, I had booked a winter wonderland adventure to Iceland. I needed to soothe my never ending wanderlust, still in overdrive after a several week journey around Central Europe, and obviously I gave into […]

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She’s A Quiet Wayfarer

Helloooooo. Rachel? Are you out there? Where is she? Why has she been such a quiet wayfarer when she normally never shuts her mouth? Many reasons. But, regardless, I’m sure a lot of you have been rolling your eyes at the radio silence on this blog. I apologize for my online nonexistence. Anyway. I have […]

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Rant: Self-Image and Travel

When I’m lucky enough to travel, I try to remove myself far from my daily life and immerse myself into a world of possibilities instead.  Travel helps me forget problems plaguing me at home. I’m not saying ignore personal challenges or run away from everything you perceive as problematic in your life; however, travel provides […]

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Hypochondria and Travel

What Everyone Ought to Know About Hypochondria and Travel

Hypochondria or health anxiety is often the subject of humor. Seriously, pop “hypochondria” into google. All sorts of entertaining images grace your screen.  With the rise of Web MD and Mayo Clinic, it’s easier than ever to fall into a spiral of hysterical, symptom-checking tendencies. In a lot of ways, hypochondria is a natural outcome […]

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