7 Ways to Cope With Wanderlust When You Can’t Travel

Coping with Wanderlust when You Can't Travel  The wanderlust is real right now.

I’ve taken about half a dozen Buzzfeed quizzes telling me about my next travel destination or the type of traveler I am. I’ve talked to friends about potential trips to New Zealand, Iceland, and Canada. I’ve looked up flights to Cuba for Spring Break.

But I also don’t have the time or money to travel.

I know, excuses, excuses. But every once in a while, it is true. I need time to get a degree and for my wallet to recuperate. So instead, I’ve come up with a few ways to cope with the undying sense of wanderlust.

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Women Driving in Saudi Arabia: The American Misconception

Women Driving in Saudi Arabia

This past week, women in Saudi Arabia obtained the right to drive. Yes, there are now women driving in Saudi Arabia!  In the United States, I’ve heard a few different views on this. There are the supporters, who are like, “Yes! Women’s rights!”  Then, there are the doubters, who think there are going to be a ton of restrictions that women in Saudi Arabia will have to overcome before they are actually able to obtain a license.  They compare it to how African Americans struggled to vote, even after they obtained their right to vote, because of grandfather clauses and literacy tests.  Then there are the people who think this is all a political move and nothing is really going to change in Saudi Arabia.

I decided to message a friend – let’s call her Nadia – who has lived in Saudi Arabia all of her life, and ask for her insight on the matter.

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Pirates’ Cove: My New Favorite Southern California Beach

Pirates' Cove
I absolutely love beaches.  When you find one that you like, it becomes the perfect place to escape from the crowds, the stress, and the worries of life.  It becomes an amazing getaway, just like the beach I wrote about in my very first post.  However, even though I’ve gone to school in Southern California for around a year now, I still hadn’t found my perfect getaway beach.  Until now.
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I Got Bitten by a Vampire at Cape Breton Island. Twice.

It was July 18, 2017, and we had just docked at Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. We headed on the bus – all four of us – with several others and our guides, Claude and – well, I don’t remember what the other one’s name was. I only remember Claude, because he was telling us all a bunch of lies, like how the trees in Nova Scotia turn blue in the fall or that he met Charles de Gaulle and he was nearly seven feet tall. Lies.

After an hour and a half of Claude and what’s-his-name’s nonsense, we reached our destination: the trailhead to Uisage Ban Falls.

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What ACTUALLY Makes My Blog Different from All the Others? – Thanks, Pittsburgh, for that Realization

Things to Do in Pittsburgh Sunset

I’ve always thought that my blog was different from the thousands of other travel blogs out there.  My goal has been to try to show the adventures that you can have in every day life, not just when you leave your home.  I’ve been convinced that every single city, town, or village out there has something to do.  But then I went to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and my belief was put to the test.  I could not find things to do in Pittsburgh.

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Explore Your Home!

Explore Your Home Painting

Sometimes when you come back home from a trip (or, in my case, a year of study abroad), your hometown may seem a little boring. What happened to the adventure every day? Seeing new sites? Eating weird foods? Talking to cool people? It seems like all of that is gone.  Since I’ve been back, I’ve tried to keep that spirit of adventure alive. I’ve spent a lot of time trying to find new, adventurous things to do, and here are the best ways to find some.  Hopefully, with these tips, you’ll be able to explore your home too!
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