Most of the time (in our dating/married life together), we’ve been away from New York for the Passover holiday, but this one is different. Last year, I purchased my matzoh at a Chabad house on Kaosarn Road in Bangkok, Thailand and on the first night, delivered a box to a friend who had recently moved overseas. Nothing on a grand scale, but a gesture that meant just as much. Most of our Passover holiday 2013 was spent in India trying to dodge the most delicious smelling naan until the end of the holiday when I happily dove in to my fair share of tasty bread products. There have been years spent lugging half broken matzoh pieces through the airport to eat with delicious Dulce de Leche on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro, or layering with our trusty travel squeeze bottle of Vegemite in Hong Kong. I’ve schlepped homemade mondelbread through countless customs check points and hoped that the chocolate covered matzoh wouldn’t melt in my backpack. We’ve done our best to make the travel version of religious/national holiday celebrations work for us to be able to have them both in our lives. Read the rest of this entry
The travel community is filled with incredibly interesting people. There are business travelers, budget travelers, short and long term travelers and everyone in between. All are dreamers and doers and find a way to include travel as a focal point in their lives. Research and social media have given me the opportunity to reach out to a few prominent bloggers who are living life on their own terms. Some live and work in the travel industry, some travel to disaster-relief incidents around the world, some closed up shop and headed off to see the world with no end in sight and others are living and working in a ‘location-independent’ lifestyle merging travel and life on their own terms. Over the next few weeks/months you’ll see interviews with some of these travelers and see what they believe to be the ‘gift of travel’ in their own lives. Read their stories – hear what they have to say. Perhaps they will inspire you to bring the gift of travel more to the forefront of your life in a way that works for you.