Sunset over Lanzarote, Spain in the Canary Islands Over the years, I’ve found I do some of my best thinking when I’m traveling. Away from the hustle and bustle of life back home, between checking my phone for texts and being pushed to “succeed”, I find that I can relax and philosophize. While traveling, it’s [...]
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Deep breath, inhale, slowly exhale. Repeat. You can do this. With my fingers paused on my office keyboard, staring off at the same spreadsheet for an hour, I tried to give myself a pep talk. Today is the day I quit my job. Well, it would be the day once I manned up and found [...]
Wadi Rum, image Mohammad Asfour It has literally taken all my self-control to scream out this news to the world, but I can’t hold it in any longer; I’m going to Jordan! For the curious minded, Jordan is in the Middle East, next to Israel, underneath Syria, and to the left of Saudia Arabia. In case [...]
If moving abroad were easy, everyone would be doing it, right? With only about 35% of the American populace holding passports, I think it’s safe to say that most of our knowledge of the big wide world comes from the idiot box and the internet, not from firsthand experience. Personally, I cannot STAND it when [...]
Subtlety has never been my strong suit. Clearly writing normal-length blog posts also eludes me (this one’s a doozy, sorry in advance). Little known fact about me, I LOVE pep talks! I hate getting them, but I love giving them. Prepare to be pepped. There is just something about me that makes people want to [...]
Now, I know what you’re thinking. What a pretentious blog post title! I can’t argue with you there. But I really mean it, that blogging saved me that is. Seriously. And I mean “saved” in a good way, not the whole Bible-carryin’-crucifix-wearin’-honk-if-you-love-Jesus kind of way. Because I hate those people with the fire of a thousand suns [...]
Source I have a secret, guys. Really, really big news. It’s been really, really hard not saying anything on my blog, but if you follow me on Twitter, I’ve let it slip out here and there. I’m pregnant. JUST KIDDING! I’m at that age now that whenever one of my close girlfriend’s says she has [...]
Do you ever feel so overwhelmed with something in your life that you start to feel suffocated? Like the days seem so endless like you’ll never get through them all? I used to feel like that in college, super stressed and stretched out, like I was always on a breaking point, mentally and physically exhausted [...]
Hi, my name’s Liz, and I’m a dreamer. I’m also a closet romantic. I’m completely unrealistic about crucial things in life like money, employment and love. Forget about my massive student loan payments and leave me with my blog and Jane Austen, and I’ll be happy forever. I’m sure you can imagine this drives my [...]
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” Jane Austen When I was twelve years old, my sister-in-law gave me a beautifully bound copy of Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, with a handwritten note inside saying how much [...]
Who is Young Adventuress?
I'm Liz, and I got my first taste for traveling and Spain when I was 16 years old. On my own, 8 years and 25 countries later, my wanderlust has only grown and the list of countries I want to visit longer. Nowadays I call Logroño, Spain my home, where I split my time between teaching English, writing and traveling. Follow my adventures as I wander, eat, and photograph my way around the world.
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- Today I Quit My Job to Travel the World April 10, 2013
- Top 5 Reasons Why I HATE the Auxiliar Program in Spain November 27, 2012
- How Blogging Saved Me February 12, 2013
- No More Excuses! Go Abroad Now! March 13, 2013
- Haters Gonna Hate: 10 Best Hate Comments I’ve Ever Gotten January 15, 2013
- Postcards from Jerash, Jordan May 23, 2013
- 10 Life Lessons Travel Has Taught Me May 21, 2013
- Everything You Need to Know about Teaching English in Spain with BEDA May 16, 2013
- 5 Sunset Stories from Jordan May 14, 2013
- Recortadores: A Nonviolent Alternative to Bullfighting in Spain April 23, 2013
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