Leave autopilot mode

Days go by doing the same thing. We get up, turn on our phones, and the distraction begins.

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40 at 40 status update

Before we start the A to Z challenge tomorrow, just wanted to give a super quick update on my personal travel challenge, 40 at 40.

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The Illionois Triange Part 2: The Mighty Mississippi

I took the route as close to the Mississippi as possible. Being by the “mighty river” was contradictory┬á in my mind: the Mississippi I imagined meant the heat of the south and still here I was, in minus celsiuses, in ice and snow driving close by the very same river.

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The Illinois triangle: a roadtrip

The first week in February is not generally thought to be ideal for roadtrips, and still that’s what I found myself doing in Illinois this year.

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Nationalities

For some, it comes easy to love the nationality they’re born into. For others, it can turn into arrogance. And then there are the likes of me, who don’t feel that nationality can define or limit them. In fact, for years, I worked on shredding my Hungarian-ness. I tried to hide on my blogs that […]

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My convivophobia – fear of parties

I am sitting at the table. The dinner is eaten, dances are being done, fun is being had. By the other people. Couples. Awk, couples. Aren’t they the worst?They have been nice throughout the trip, but now, they make me stand out like a sore thumb. I’m feeling like a sore thumb. Small, abandoned, boring. […]

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“Journeys are the midwives of thought.”

I’m travelling today so let me share a great thought on this from Alain de Botton’s The Art of Travel: “Journeys are the midwives of thought. Few places are more conducive to internal conversations than a moving plane, ship or train. There is an almost quaint correlation between what is in front of our eyes […]

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