Jennifer Miller Travel Articles

 
Attending a Local Funeral: A Day in the Life of a Long-Term Traveler
Attending a Local Funeral: A Day in the Life of a Long-Term Traveler Travel with Jennifer Miller to Tana Toraja, in the south central highlands of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi where she encounters death, and life, and the passage of a grandfather to paradise on the back of a water buffalo.
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5 Ways to Build Community While Traveling
5 Ways to Build Community While Traveling As the holidays approach many travelers miss home and feel the absence of loved ones deeply. Jenn Miller discusses five ways to build community as you travel and create family for yourself and others while on the road.
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Travel History Lessons
Travel History Lessons Hanoi is an assault on the senses, but not an unpleasant one at all. Very glad not to be often judged by the actions of her government or the governments of her country that have passed in the generations before my time. People are not refusing to feed her noodles because of President Johnson’s policies, and Jenn Miller is wading through the bustling crowd of contradictions that is Hanoi, Vietnam
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The Freedom of Travel vs. The Paralysis of Stuff
The Freedom of Travel vs. The Paralysis of Stuff On the heels of Black Friday, Jenn Miller discusses why she'd rather have options than possessions and questions the sanity of following the American Dream just because that's the way it's always been done. Are you itching for something different? Read on.
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5 Things I’m Thankful for Because of Travel
5 Things I’m Thankful for Because of Travel With Thanksgiving right around the corner, Jenn Miller reflects on travel and what it's taught her about gratefulness as a form of meditation, as well as a few of the things she's most thankful for.
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Travel Success Story
Travel Success Story Fred Perrotta struck me, immediately, as super bright, extremely motivated, creative thinker and problem solver. And that was before I knew that he’d quit Google to graciously solve my biggest problem: packing.
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Challenging Cultural Norms Through Travel
Challenging Cultural Norms Through Travel There are some commonalities that I’ve noticed among young people who are encouraged to flap their wings as early as they possibly can. There is something about the experience of having to take responsibility for yourself in the real world, struggle through hard things, and get way outside your comfort zone that causes an otherwise ordinary teen to do extraordinary things. So, what qualities do these kids share?
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Long Term Travel As Education
Long Term Travel As Education Have you ever wondered what long term traveling families "do about keeping up with school" for their kids? Perhaps you're asking the wrong question. Jenn Miller, world schooling mother of four, teacher by trade, discusses world schooling as a viable educational alternative.
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Tunisia: Festival du Sahara at Douz
Tunisia: Festival du Sahara at Douz Whoever idealized the serene night scene of Berber tents surrounding an oasis, fires flickering, a reflection of the stars above, the quiet hum of insects and maybe a Bedouin maiden bathing by moonlight has obviously NOT actually spent a night on those sands... especially on a festival night. Join Jennifer Miller at the Festival du Sahara for drums, dancing, and a gallop across the sand
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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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