Wednesday, October 1, 2014

6 Things Your Wordpress Site Wants You To Do Every Month


Pssssst! Your WordPress site called and she wanted me to pass along this message.

Also: you know that if you sign up for my small business newsletter and send me your url, I'll give your online space a once-over and give you three, specific-to-you suggestions to make your online space more polished, profitable, popular - right? I thought so. 

Mini Travel Guide: Romania

This is one of many Mini Travel Guides in which locals and expats share insight and tips about their favorite places. And then we immediately add yet another country to our 'must go' list. 

travel guide romania

Hi, I'm Mickey, a Romanian expat, born and bred in Bucharest, who landed in the U.S. by way of a dimpled musician. I geek out about language learning at Panglossity. I would love to give you a few tips about visiting Romania.


Must go
Bucharest, once dubbed Little Paris, is a city with a lot to offer to the history buff traveler. Don't miss the the Old City Center, an entirely pedestrian area full of architectural gems. Enjoy a frappe in a 1890s cafe, dine alfresco on a cobblestone street and shop in hip stores along Lipscani street. You can also visit the Bucharest Village Museum if you want to see how Romanian peasants live. With its oldest construction dating back to 1722, this museum-park combo boasts around 120 dwellings from all the regions of Romania. So here's your chance to peek inside cozy little houses transplanted from remote villages straight into the heart of the city. The ticket is valid for an entire day, so you can take your time exploring old mills, crooked inns and charming homesteads.

Peles Castle, only a two-hour train ride from Bucharest, was built in the 1870s by Romania's German King Carol I of Hohenzollern, to serve as a summer residence and venue for political and cultural functions. The castle is representative of the German Neo-Renaissance style, but the art connoisseur can easily discover elements of the Italian Renaissance, Gothic, Baroque and French Rococo styles, because of the mix of craftsmen that worked on the construction. Give yourself at least 3 hours to visit and be wary of the weekend crowd. Tour guides are available in several foreign languages.

Sighisoara is a popular tourist destination because it hosts the oldest inhabited medieval fortified town, which likely dates back to the 12th century. It is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you plan to visit in July, you can hang out with knights and court jesters during the Medival Festival. But keep in mind that you haven't experienced a jam packed festival until you've experienced one in a brick wall citadel.


Must do
Buy handcrafted souvenirs
Romania has been experiencing a handmade boom in the past 5 years. Take advantage of the talent of young artisans and buy your souvenirs from them. The selection is abundant, their ideas are creative and most of their crafts are eco-friendly.

Make sure you sample the local wines
Romania is known as a producer of good and affordable wine. If you're not that much of a wine lover, the local beer is good too. However, I would recommend trying the wine first. Start with Feteasca Regala, Grasa de Cotnari and Busuioaca. Before you drink, say “Noroc” which translates as “Good luck”.


Must eat
A lot of Romanian dishes are made with ground beef. Vegan choices are still fairly uncommon even though vegetarian dishes are an option in most restaurants. Almost all menus are also written in English, so you can make an informed choice. However, make sure you ask about allergens, as Romanians are not that used to food sensitivities

Sarmale is a Romanian traditional dish made with seasoned minced meat wrapped in sauerkraut or vine leaves. It is traditionally served with polenta (mamaliga), sour cream (smantana) and chilli pepper (ardei iute). The vegetarian version replaces the meat with mushrooms and rice.

Profiterol is a French-borrowed choix pastry filled with vanilla ice cream. You can get it as a dessert at a restaurant or, more commonly, from a Cofetarie (a confectionery store).

Eggplant salad (salata de vinete) is a vegan spread made out of smoky grilled and chopped eggplants with white onion and a dash of herbs and olive oil.


Cultural tips
Romania is a cash-based economy. It might have been a while since you last had to pay cash for everything, but be prepared to do so during your trip to Romania. Some restaurants and clubs will be able to accommodate your card swiping tendencies, but having enough cash with you every day is your best bet. Even though it's been a member of the European Union since 2007, Romania has not yet made the transition to the Euro currency. The Romanian currency is Leu. Change your money through official exchange offices or banks.

Obey traffic laws
In cities especially, people tend to disregard traffic laws and indicators. If you see someone jaywalking, never follow their lead. Romanian drivers are not known for their courtesy and patience.


Travel on the cheap
Make use of the public transportation system
In addition to being walkable, large cities have a reliable and affordable public transportation system, which includes buses, trams and trolleys. Don't spend your money on cabs as they can sometimes be a rip off for foreigners. The Bucharest subway has electronic display informing you of all the other means of transportation that it connects to at every stop. Most subway trains also display this information in English. Newer buses also have panels with this sort of information.

The rail network is cheap and fairly reliable, as long as you choose to travel by Inter City trains.

Thanks for sharing, Mickey! Have any of you guys been to Romania? Any tips to share?


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Are you a 'taker'? How to tell if you take too much + what to do about it


Here are some things I've needed help with during the last 10 years of my life: 
early morning drop offs/late night airport pick ups (about a million of 'em)
some heart-rending breakups
lots of Craigslist runs that necessitated borrowed pickups/hatchbacks/another pair of strong arms

Many of my nearest-and-dearest buy furniture from, like, stores and have the nerve maintain happy, healthy marriages so I haven't been able to return all those favors. Slowly but surely I've developed a (tiny) complex about the give and take in my friendships.

Was I asking too much of my friends?
Were people going to avoid my calls because they thought I'd just ask to borrow their truck? Again?
Was I becoming That Person?

This obviously lead to the idea for a blog post series and some Big, Relatively Deep Thoughts about give and take and healthy friendships.

Here, inspired by my own neuroses, are four questions you can ask yourself to discover if you're a 'taker' 

Do most of our conversations focus around me + my life/problems?
Did I spend an hour and a half detailing the project I just completed? Did I monopolize our night with tales of car repair? Do I have any idea what's going on in their life? Did I think to ask?

If you're going through something tough you are 100% allowed to talk about it. At length. I will happily talk to you about your breakup every time I see you - for a few months even!

However.

If your life is clipping along as usual, with the absolutely normal ups and downs we all experience, it's kind and important to share the floor with your friends. This does not require memory tricks or black belt conversation skills; it can be as simple as "What's new at work?" or "How are things going with botanist you were dating?"

Does it feel like this person is doing more for me than I'm doing for them?
How many times have I asked them to help me move? How many times have I shined the friend-beacon in the night sky and requested emotional support? How often have I asked for a professional favor or introduction?

You needn't keep a spreadsheet of who's-done-what (because that would be weird) and you can't really help it if your friends are homeowners and you're an apartment dweller who moves every two years. We can all, however, be conscious and intentional of how often we're calling in favors.

Do I tend to complain when I'm around them?
Some people love to complain + vent and I even know some people who manage it in a hilarious, endearing manner. It can even help you bond!

But I think there's a big difference between a shared, affectionate, five-minute rant about the service at your favorite noodle joint and regularly railing against your partner to your friends. Or talking about how you hate your body around a friend who struggled with an eating disorder in college. For a lot of people negativity is draining and derailing and when we spend our time venting our frustrations at them we're just sucking up all their energy.

Do I only reach out to them when I need something?
When was the last time I sent them a text just because I was thinking about them? When was the last time I initiated plans? How many hilarious otter videos have I sent them?

Again, you don't need a spreadsheet, but let's all make a conscious effort to show our friends we love them and not just call them when we need a ride to the airport.

So you've got some 'taker' tendencies (we all do.)
Here's what you can do about it.


Really, it's insanely easy to be a little bit less of a taker.

Ask your friends about their lives
We all know conversation works both ways. I ask you a question and then you ask me a question. And I'm asking you questions because you're my friend and I care about you and I want to know about your life.

When you know they're traveling/moving/going through a tough time, reach out
Many of us aren't good at asking for help; it makes us feel weak and incompetent. Save your friend the trouble and when you know they need something, offer to help.

Help them be the person they want to be
If you know your friend is giving up alcohol, invite them to coffee or make reservations at a place that only serves juice and tea. If you're super active and you know they're training for a 5k, include them in your running group.

Of course (of course!) friendship is a two-way street and it's important to know that you can (and should!) lean on your friends from time to time. We love you! We want to help you! There will be times in your life - divorce, miscarriage, unemployment, death, crushing debt, mental health struggles - when you have to lean heavily on your friends.

At the risk of being eye-rollingly trite we should all be the sort of friends we'd like to have.
Which probably starts with a little less taking a few more links to otter videos.

Have you ever been a 'taker' in your friendships? How have you dealt with takers in your life? 

P.S. How to travel with a friend and not kill them + Things we don't say enough (and when to say them)

photo by Zach Dischner // cc

Monday, September 29, 2014

True Story: I'm a Supertaster

This is one of many True Story interviews in which we talk to people who have experienced interesting/challenging/amazing things. This is the story of Mel and her amazing tasting abilities. 

Mel with a steamed bun

Tell us a bit about yourself! 
My name is Melissa, and I was born in Hong Kong before moving to San Francisco at the age of 7. I lived in San Francisco most of my life and in Seattle and New York for a bit before coming full circle by moving back to Hong Kong 3 years ago. I work in planning and strategy for a Fortune 500 company and I am a food blogger and photographer in my spare time. 

For those of us who don't know, what is a 'supertaster'?
A supertaster is basically a person who experiences the sense of taste with far greater intensity than the average person. The term was coined in the 1990s by Linda Bartoshuk of Yale University after she discovered that some people reported a bitter taste to a certain chemical while others did not. Besides having more taste buds, supertasters are more sensitive to bitter tastes and fattiness in food so they tend to dislike strong bitter food like coffee, broccoli, grapefruit juice,green tea, etc. It turns out that about 25% of the population are supertasters, 25% are nontasters, and the rest are in between. 

When did you realize that you tasted foods differently than other people?
I guess I always knew I was a picky eater ever since I was a kid, but I have always attributed it to personality rather than genetics until I came upon an article about supertasters a few years ago. I found myself nodding in agreement as I was reading on the typical likes and dislikes of a supertaster, but I still wasn't sure until I did the test. Apparently there is a test you can do at home, which is to apply blue food coloring to the tip of your tongue and count the number of papillae in a small area. If you count more than 30, then you are a supertaster.

How has being a supertaster affected your life? 
Being a supertaster just means that I'm more averse to certain food than others. I tend to avoid eating green vegetables for example, which can cause nutritional problems in the long run. On the plus side, supertasters tend to be leaner than the general population because they tend to find fatty food distasteful. At least I got that working for me. Funny enough - no one in my family seems to be a supertaster since they pretty much eat anything. 

Are there any foods that a lot of people seem to like that you don't? Or vice versa? 
Coffee. Or specifically black coffee. Being in the corporate world, I'm surrounded by people who typically go for coffee runs at least twice a day, but I can't drink coffee without adding a lot of milk and sugar because it's too bitter for me. If I need caffeine, I usually get a latte as the milk balances out the bitterness of the espresso. Beer is also something I mostly can't stand. Because so many people seem to enjoy these kinds of food, I feel like I'm missing out sometimes.

Does your supertasting affect any other aspects of your life? 
Because I'm so picky, my friends are usually afraid to suggest places eat with me. As a food blogger, I also tend to be pretty vocal about my likes and dislikes of food immediately so I guess I'd eventually scared them off after a couple of times. Luckily they still like me (or I like to think so), so I end up being the one choosing the restaurant most of the time - which I prefer actually. 

What's your your favorite dish?
I love sweets! I absolutely love all desserts like cakes, chocolate, ice cream, etc. My favorite dessert is Tiramisu!

Thanks for sharing, Mel!  Are any of you guys supertasters? Here's a test to find out. 

P.S. Homemade junk food and How to win the next potluck you attend.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Web Time Wasters


How was your week, guys? I made fried green tomatoes with friends, caught up with a buddy from college and I'm afraid I put some decorative guards on my dining room table. 'Tis the season.

Also! I just brought on a new columnist to revive the 'Dear Dude' Column! And (biased opinion alert) he's probably the handsomest, smartest, funniest man EVER. If you want advice about dating/relationships/the hairier sex, send 'em to sarah (at) yesandyes (dot) org and I'll pass 'em along.

Links! For you!

a cute folk song.

Co-signed. 9 things you need to stop apologizing for immediately.
It’s your money, you spend it however you like and you don’t apologise for it. If you want to spend your Christmas bonus on limited edition Star Wars memorabilia or a solid gold coffee mug, go for it. And tell everyone else to get stuffed.

I loved this house tour of a modern family farmhouse. Even their nursery is cute!

Someday, I'd like to be the sort of woman who has 'investment pieces.' I'd start here.

Do you switch up your beauty routine when the seasons change? I've been using this moisturiser every winter for years. This is my 'winter' lipstick and this is my 'winter' scent (okay, it's actually room spray. And?)

Random recommendation: my BFF bought me an amazing wood wick candle for my birthday AND IT TOTALLY MAKES CRACKLING NOISES. It's like having a fireplace without, you know, having a fireplace.

For the kiddos in your life.

Illustrations that I'm obsessed with now (like a suspicious capivara)

Things we should eat/bake/stuff in our faceholes: fancy things on toast, creamy roasted red pepper soup, inner goddess chocolate truffles, breakfast root cake.

I take friendship seriously, so I loved this post about how you should treat your friends.
It’s so easy for me to feel warm, loving thoughts about friends or family members… and then go on about my day, never reaching out, sending a text, or setting a date to connect.
I think about them all the time, pray for them, and watch the details of their lives spool out over Facebook—first day of school photos, last moments of summer photos. I feel connected and warm, full of affection for these lovely people.
But how on earth would they know that?

I never thought I'd be linking to a stylish cooler, but here we are.

What do you think this smells like?

Another surprising DIY: this grassy house number.

My go-to karaoke song is Heart of Glass. Don't let your lack of a signing voice stop you! 10 awesome karaoke songs for the tone deaf.

Cute rings!

A very good point about our beloved Indiana Jones.

Chelsea has been traveling and organic-farm-working all over France and England and I am jeaaaallllouuuus!

Some Yes and Yes posts you might have missed: Let's stop pretending it's always easy, 5 steps to up your personal dignity quotient, Mini Travel Guide: Bali.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Fun links! Social drinking + A mantra + Stop comparing

Who needs Target runs and meal planning when you can spend your Saturday looking at links from this month's sponsors?



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Thursday, September 25, 2014

How To Host A Blog Crawl (spreadsheets! @mentions! organization!)


If you’re just tuning in, dear reader, yesterday I posted the last in a three-part series about hosting and coordinating your very own blog crawl. We’ve already covered why you’d want to do such a thing and how to find + woo people to take part in your adventures.

Today? Today, we discussing how one coordinates a jillion contributors, tweets, and guest posts without losing one’s mind. Here are five logistical things to consider while you’re making magic. Pop over to my small business blog if you're curious! 

5 Clever Tricks To Make Your Apartment Look Great Look On A Budget

decorating on a budget
Dudes, I spent this week prioritizing things other than blog post writing. As such, I'm pulling up this still-really-helpful post from my 2009 (!!!) archives. Enjoy!If you are human being, somewhere between the ages of 18 and 32, living in a sizable city and generally rocking the not-quite-settled-down life, you probably live in an apartment, right?

And said apartment is probably a high-ceilinged number, with hardwood floors, looking out over a park, just down the block from work, renting for a whisper and a prayer. No?

Weird. Mine's not like that either.

Like most things in life, apartments require a certain amount of compromise.
The big place in the suburbs or the closet in That Really Cute Neighborhood.
The acres of dingy carpeting or the three square feet of imported cherrywood.
Oh, the luxury of choices.

I, personally, would rather live in a wee little place in a neighborhood that I dig, rather than in a mansion in the 'burbs. And by the grace of the real estate gods I found a gem in a neighborhood full of giant lawns and big Victorians and tiny cafes.

But said gem? It is very, very much in the rough. Like, hasn't been repainted in years, kind of rough. So I'm summoning all my DIY powers and thrifting talents to posh up my place without going into debt.

Here's are the five tricks I swear up-and-down by.

Clean the Sweet Bejesus out of that place
No, I mean like a really epic down-on-your-hands-and-knees kind of cleaning. Shampoo the carpet, dust the ceiling fan blades, bleach the grout. Cleaning supplies don't have to cost a fortune, you can even make your own for a pittance.

Little details add up: you can remove paint splatters from hardwood with nail polish remover and return the gloss to dry, faded wood with a $1 bottle of mineral oil. Anne Sullivan, you're not the only miracle worker in town!

Replace and upgrade the hardware
Most of the things that come with an apartment are rubbish, or at least not particularly attractive - those beige light plates, the dirty blinds, the skinny towel bars.

It's easy to replace these things and usually not too expensive. You can upgrade to nice brushed nickel light plates, bamboo blinds and towel bars that don't leave a crease in your linens. And you can even take them with you when you move!

I splashed out on one pair of these insanely cute knobs for my dresser and complimented them with (much cheaper) brass knobs on the other drawers. I've even been known to replace cupboard knobs and light fixtures. But then don't go by me. I'm the girl who will spend her Saturday night joyfully oiling her floor.

Repaint
If you are lucky enough to have a laid-back landlord, embrace the power of the brush. Even if you are required to stay within the confines of "neutral earth tones" a new coat of paint makes everything look clean and fresh. And painting over questionable wood paneling or dark cabinets can make a world of difference. If you're really ambitious, paint or contact paper the interior of your kitchen cabinets.

Choosing a vibrant color can overcome mediocre furniture or a weird layout. Painting an accent wall can help delineate your 'dining space' from your 'living room' or add personality to a space furnished exclusively from the Ikea as-is section
 (because we've all been there, right?) 

Never pay full-price
But then with Craigslist, Ebay and garage sale season, why would you?
I furnished my last (very tiny) apartment from scratch with a love seat, buffet, bed, dining room table and chairs, desk and chair, rug for about $400. At the most.

I also find that buying things on the cheap keeps me from getting too emotionally attached to stuff that is, ultimately, just stuff. It's a lot easier to sell off your belongings and head to Russia when you found your sofa on the curb.

Cover up the ugly
Cheap-o apartments usually have character up the wazoo. "Character" meaning windows in your shower, avocado green fridges paired with mustard yellow stoves, or a giant brown 70's air conditioner mounted into the middle of your living room wall.

Dude, just cover that shit up.

I am a huge fan of obscuring any unpleasant views via a 'frosted' window and hanging big ol' pictures over unused air conditioners/fuse boxes/bad plaster. I solved the problem of the ridiculous fridge and stove by painting stripes in varying shades of green and yellow onto one wall. And lo! There was matching!

How have you fancified your place on the cheap? And leave links to your favorite design DIYs and affordable, realistic design blogs in the comments!

P.S. A tour of my apartment + How to score the best home goods at thrift stores

photo by Monika Clarke // cc

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Life wisdom + the things I wish I'd known

Why was every hair-related decision a bad one? 

Dear 22-year-old self,
I'm so glad you decided to teach in Brazil! What an excellent adventure! And you were so proactive about finding that event planning job! High five from your future self.

However, a note about that boss of yours. 
Your instincts were right. She is The Actual Worst. When she asked on your first day if you were "trying to not answer the phone" she wasn't joking. And that's a pretty accurate representation of who she is. When someone shows you who they are, believe them. 

And that kind, funny guy you've been dating for years? You knooooow he's not your person. Like, down to your bones you know he's not. Save yourself (and him) a lot of time and heartbreak and find the courage to end it cleanly and sweetly. 

Such would be the beginning of what would be a 75-page letter to my younger self.
(also included: "no dreadlocks fashioned with Elmer's glue" and "don't rent the yellow house on sixth street.")

Last month, 20 of my favorite bloggers, writers, and internet humans were kind enough to share their Notes To My Younger Self in support of The Post College Survival Kit. Each of their posts was overflowing with good advice - so much so I thought they were book caliber.


So Kim Lawler bundled up all those clever, helpful posts into one pretty, 62-page ebook.

And it's yours for free if you're on my email list - piles of life advice from insanely smart women. Click below to sign up for the newsletter and get four (!) of my best, most helpful little ebooks. 


Thanks again to all my super lovely (and ridiculously talented) contributors. I hand chose them for their awesome - so you should pop over and check 'em out.

Today I'm Bobbi // Kyla Roma // Rebecca McLoughlin // Mara Glatzel // Sarah Storer // Greatest Escapist // Smaggle // Katie Lee // The Nectar Collective // Elise Blaha Cripe // Rosy Blu // Hey Eleanor! // The Loudmouth Lifestyle // Courtney Bowden // Scathingly Brilliant // Save The Kales // Betty Means Business // The Wonder Forest // Kim Lawler // Braid Creative // Xosarah // Halley Grey // Dr. Danielle Dowling //

As always, thanks so much for making Yes and Yes part of your day + your online life! And if you're already a subscriber? Be on the lookout for a copy in your inbox this afternoon!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Mini Travel Guide: Luxembourg

This is one of many Mini Travel Guides in which expats and locals give us insights into the best stuff. (And then we try not to immediately book tickets). This guest post comes to us via Steffi.

travel guide luxembourg

Nicknamed the “Gibraltar of the North”, Luxembourg is the only Grand-Duchy in the world, which gained its independence from the Netherlands in 1839. It is a multicultural little gem in the heart of Europe, home to some 530.000 people from 171 nationalities. 

I cannot believe that it has taken me seven years of living abroad, first in the UK and then in Germany, to truly realise the beauty of my wonderful and unique home country. If you arrive by plan and then catch the bus into town, you will know what I mean – the view of the valley and the rock on which Luxembourg sits is truly breath-taking. 


Must go
As lovely and charming Luxembourg City is, you need to venture beyond the borders of the Capital City. Catch a train to Clervaux in the North of the country where you can discover the Family of Man Photography Exhibition, which is housed in a medieval castle. 

You can also get on a bus to Remich, in the South-East, where you can start the afternoon with a wine tasting session, followed by a boat trip on the Moselle, the river which divides Luxembourg from Germany. 

For the hikers among you – do not miss out on the Mullerthal, which is also known as Little Switzerland. 


Must do
An absolute must do is a visit to the Casemates in the City Centre, which are fortified gun emplacements built nestle into Luxembourg’s city rock, and also a UNESCO World Heritage site. This is definitely a photography opportunity not to be missed. 


Must eat
Gromperekichelcher
These are potato fritters, served on food stalls during open-air public festivities such as the Christmas market, the Octave (the yearly pilgrimage to the Cathedral) and Schueberfouer (the annual fun fair). They are the perfect side dish for the Bouneschlupp, a traditional Luxembourgish bean-in-beef-broth. 

For the more culinary adventurous among you, I would highly suggest you try some game meat (venison or boar) or horse meat, another Luxembourgish speciality. 

Wäinzossis
This is a sausage served in a mustard sauce, accompanied with mashed potatoes and some vegetables. 

Luxembourg is also very proud of its wine making region; so do it like the locals, order a glass of crémant (the name for the sparkling wine which is not from the Champagne region) as an aperitif and round off your main course with a glass of Rivaner or Elbling (the table wines) or Auxerrois or Pinot Gris (the more upmarket white wine). 


Cultural tips
Luxembourg is a Catholic family-oriented country and as a result Sundays are considered as “holy”, which means that shops are usually closed (with a few exceptions). So go with the flow and enjoy a lazy Sunday, rather than getting annoyed that you cannot go shopping. 

Apart from that, learn how to say “moien” (hello in Luxembourgish), Luxembourgers are very proud of their identity and their own language, and you will see that this little word will go a long way, and way further than “Bonjour” (the French word for hello). 


Travel on the cheap
Let’s be honest, Luxembourg is not a cheap place to visit, so be prepared. 

Youth hostels are good-value for money and there are several in different places around the country. 

In terms of food, I highly recommend having your main meal at lunch time (that is what the Luxembourgers do); a lot of restaurants, cafés and bars cater for this and offer a “Plat du Jour” (Dish of the Day) for less than 10 Euros. A traditional Luxembourgish dinner is a few slices of bread with cheese and ham, which you can easily pick up in the supermarkets. 

Believe it or not, there are things which are free in Luxembourg: in the summer the City of Luxembourg organises free open air cinema screenings and concerts, like the “Blues and Jazz Rallye” in July. 

There are also a few parks around Luxembourg City, so grab a local beer from the supermarket, and soak up the sun. 

In regards to transport – avoid taxis at all costs, they are unbelievably expensive. Public transport in contrast is very cheap, a day ticket, which provides you with unlimited travel on all buses and trains for the whole country, only costs 4 Euros. 

Enjoy your time in Luxembourg, and if you need a tour guide, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me!

Thanks so much for sharing, Steffi! Have any of you guys been to Luxembourg? Any tips to share?

P.S. How to plan a month's-long, quit-your-job kind of trip + the art of travel zen

photos by 55laney69 // david jones // alis whim // filtran // wolfgang staudt // cc