Travel Stories + Inspiration

Gratitude Is All In Your Attitude

By Claire Lam

We were exhausted when we arrived in Dubrovnik, Croatia. This was our last stop before our amazing vacation time came to an end. I would return back home to the USA, and my husband would have to return to work in Afghanistan. (He’s deployed.) I think you can understand how difficult it is to part ways, but again, it’s all in the attitude!

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Old Towns - New Experiences

By Claire Lam

I tell you this little story as a reminder - when traveling, remember not everything will be perfect and comfortable. (I have to remind myself this all the time.) You’re in an unfamiliar place, so navigate the best you can. This is part of the experience after all! Embrace the adventure and broaden your expectations. Remember why you wanted to stimulate your soul in the first place!

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Živjeli!

By Claire Lam

In my (sweet) southern accent, this word is pronounced “jiv-a-lee,” and it means CHEERS! There’s something energizing about the expression of “cheers,” regardless of the language it’s in, am I right? It generates instant electricity, connectivity, and memories.

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¡Hola, Barcelona!

By Claire Lam

My three favorite activities in Barcelona were eating, drinking, and wandering (I’m sure there’s no surprise there!) If you find yourself in this magical destination, you’d be doing yourself a favor by exploring some of these specific places that stimulated my visit (and I’m sure will do the same for you.)

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