Last January, I traveled alone to Costa Rica for a 4 day weekend. The months leading up to the trip, every time I would mention it, let it be to friends or co-workers, the reaction would be the same: are you crazy? Why would you do that? I would laugh it off every time. But how, you ask, did I decide to book a trip by myself in a foreign country with minimal to no knowledge of their culture? See, initially I was supposed to take this trip with a good friend of mine after our college graduation. However, I ended up going to Haiti that summer and was not able to make the trip. Fast forward to a year and a half later, after having worked a total of 18 hours on black Friday in a fast paced store, my mind was set: I was booking my trip that night! I needed to get away so badly. Continue reading “I TRAVELED SOLO BECAUSE : ANNE-LAURA IN COSTA RICA”

Be a traveller not a tourist


Travel lovers will know what I am talking about here. Often, people put travellers and tourists in the same lot, thinking that since they both travel, they should be in the same category. Big mistake. Having experienced what it’s like to travel and what it’s like to vacation, I can say that they are two completely different things. For those of you who wonder what the differences are, I prepared a little list. Hopefully, it will clarify and make you want to be in the traveller category. As for the ones who already know a lot on this subject, enjoy the read and don’t hesitate to share your thoughts in the comment box.

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