Jennifer Miller Travel Articles

 
Why Do We Have to Go Back?
Why Do We Have to Go Back? What if we never went back but, instead, continued to move forward even if that forward motion carried us right back to where we began? Jenn Miller explores the concept of "going back" and how to take that magic you found on the road with you.
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Fighting Fears
Fighting Fears We all have fears that we battle in the dark of night. The question is, how do we get beyond them? How do we separate the rational from the irrational and refuse to be controlled by them?
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The Psychology of Pre-Trip Preparations
The Psychology of Pre-Trip Preparations Jenn Miller responds to a reader, and to her earlier self, regarding the deep worries that sometimes precede launch and attempts to tip the scales from 'worried' to 'worth it.'
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Giving Teens the Freedom To Travel
Giving Teens the Freedom To Travel Would you let your child backpack alone with only other teens at 14? How 'bout play music gigs in bars at 15? Would you let your 13 year old live and work with college students on a farm a thousand miles away? Would you let your kids go out for dinner in a strange city, in Thailand, at night, alone? Jenn Miller has let her kids do all of these things and more. In this article she makes the argument for expanding the freedom of teenagers and expecting the very best as a result. You gave them roots, are you brave enough to give them wings?
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A Day in the Life: New Zealand
A Day in the Life: New Zealand If you were to send your five year old out into the front yard armed with three jumbo bags of cotton balls and the instruction to distribute them evenly across the entire green space, the result would approximate the manner in which sheep dot the landscape of the hillsides of New Zealand.
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5 Things the Camino Taught Me
5 Things the Camino Taught Me Walking the Camino de Santiago gives pilgrims the chance for reflection. Jennifer Miller shares the 5 things the Camino taught her during her journey.
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Guide to Walking the Camino de Santiago
Guide to Walking the Camino de Santiago One of the things that amazes me about the Camino is it’s universal appeal. Thousands of pilgrims walk it every year. Hundreds of thousands have been walking it for centuries. Catholics, protestants, athiests, agnostics, pagans, buddhists, jews, and every hybrid you can imagine line the path. The movie The Way, with Martin Sheen, inspired thousands more to pack a bag and take a long walk. Perhaps you are among them. If you’re considering walking the Camino de Santiago, here’s what you need to know:
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Australian Outback
Australian Outback There is nothing in the red center of Australia. Except the beating heart of a continent.
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Dreams Deferred
Dreams Deferred Life is tough sometimes, isn’t it? It’s not as simple as a rah-rah session of, “Anyone can live their dreams, go, go, go!” Sometimes, there are real reasons that a dream gets deferred. Good reasons. Then what?
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The Thailand of Your Dreams
The Thailand of Your Dreams Waking in a rice paddy, the whine of a mosquito, the soft blow of water buffalo working, and the joy of getting so far off of the beaten path that you're lost and illiterate. This is Thailand
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