Jennifer Miller Travel Articles

 
Ecotourism: Does it Matter?
Ecotourism: Does it Matter? Eco-tourism is a buzz word in the travel world, but is it all it's cracked up to be? Does it really matter? What is our responsibility as we travel? Jenn spent a couple of weeks in the Amazon this summer exploring these ideas and experiencing, first hand, and considering our responsibility, as travelers.
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Finding Pleasure in Simple Moments
Finding Pleasure in Simple Moments It’s entirely possible to take a year and travel the globe and completely miss the point. I know people who have. You probably do, too. The Indie Travel Manifesto encourages us to find pleasure in simple moments. This seems a good goal, to me, regardless of whether you travel back and forth to your village to buy milk and a baguette or whether you get your “big trip” off the ground this year. Let’s take the time to cultivate pleasure in simple moments, at home and abroad.
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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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Defining Your Own Values & Crafting Your Own Meaning for Life
Defining Your Own Values & Crafting Your Own Meaning for Life Think along with Jenn Miller about how travel can be a contributor to the growth process of defining your own values and crafting your own meaning for life. We all learn and grow, sometimes the world is our best teacher.
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Why Two Week Trips are Important
Why Two Week Trips are Important In the world of long-term travel, it can seem like the two week trip doesn't matter. Lifestyle travelers scoff at anything less than "real" travel. Five and a half years in, Jenn Miller reminds us that big things often grow out of small beginnings and points out why, if two weeks is all you have, short trips matter all the more.
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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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Camper-Vanning New Zealand
Camper-Vanning New Zealand After hunting for rentals and being shocked by the prices Jenn Miller began to think outside the box. She'll show you how to get an affordable rig and access to the inside benefits of camping like a local in an RV in New Zealand, whether you're going for two weeks or six months
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Solo Travel for Non-Solo Travelers
Solo Travel for Non-Solo Travelers Are you married? In a relationship? A family man or woman? Are you a 100% non-solo traveler? Jenn Miller shares why solo travel is still important even when you're not a solo traveler.
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Walking Australia: Five Epic Walks Down Under
Walking Australia: Five Epic Walks Down Under Jenn Miller spent four months in Australia; walking, among other things. As a passionate traveler and a long haul walker, she investigates some of the biggest, best, and most spectacular walks in Australia. There's something here for the novice, as well as the die-hard, the comfort loving as well as the extreme backcountry hiker. Add your recommendations!
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What Would You Do If You Were Not Afraid?
What Would You Do If You Were Not Afraid? What would you do if you were not afraid? What extraordinary things could you accomplish? Maybe now is the time to get over your fears and let travel transform your life.
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