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Navigating Life’s Ebbs and Flows

By on June 1, 2017

After a beautiful one month in Bhaktapur, Nepal, volunteering at the Happy Kids Center, an afternoon program for risk youth and community empowerment, my trip came to an abrupt halt.

After falling ill with food poisoning, I felt almost rejuvenated, like my body had cleansed itself from the toxins which…

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A Heartfelt Return to India and Welcome to Nepal

By on March 19, 2017

The past month has been a whirlwind of sound, color, emotion, missed flights, new friendships, self-inquiry, an impromptu trip to a foreign capital on the U.S. Department of State travel warning list, a warm welcome back to my beloved India and a heartfelt sense of belonging in Nepal.

When I…

Why I Love Backpacking India


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Why I Love India

By on March 19, 2017

India dissolves my fears, leaves me dumbfounded and inexplicably joyful on the banks of the Ganges, a crowded train in Mumbai, a gathering of Tibetan monks in the quiet Himalayas.

The physical aspects of the place itself – nature, temples, ancient ruins, wildlife, sprawling cities – present a sensory overload….


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Argentina Blog South America Stories Travel

Welcome to Buenos Aires

By on January 27, 2017

Sunshine, tango, Patagonia, history, boliches, beaches, international crowd, glaciers, fiesta, mate, Spanish. A few things that came to mind when thinking of Argentina. Didn’t sound too bad.

So I decided to pack up and call the capital of Buenos Aires home, marking my first trip to South America.

BA is a mesh…


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Blog Central America Panama Travel

Backpacking Panama Itinerary

By on December 12, 2016

From tropical rainforests, to picturesque beaches, a metropolitan city and quiet mountain towns, Panama offers a range of experiences, from eco-tourism to party destinations and honeymoon hot spots. Influenced by colonial history, indigenous peoples, Caribbean culture, and international tourism, the site of the famous Panama Canal passage is very…


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Blog Musings

6 Things That Make Me Happy and Money Can’t Buy

By on December 4, 2016

Around holiday season, when the media tries its best to push at us things we don’t need, with ads attempting to trick us into giving away our financial freedom for things that won’t last, it’s incredibly important to remember the sources of our truer joy.

 

It’s not traveling that makes…

Shoshanna Delventhal Writer The Loopy Scoop


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Stages of a Liberal Millennial Post-2016 Presidential Election

By on November 16, 2016

The entire world watched as the ballot numbers started to roll in on the unsettling Tuesday night of Nov. 8th. While 47% of the voting population may have cheered on until the early morning, a majority of us (about one million more and not only ‘liberals’) were crushed by the news.

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How Does It Feel to Be Home? Thoughts After One Year Abroad

By on October 25, 2016

Apart from the anticipated comfort of my own bed, heart melting reunions with friends and family and the availability of on-demand everything, here are a few things I didn’t expect when I returned home from one year in Asia and Central America. I love receiving out of the box…


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Back in the USA: Celebrating One Year Free of the 9-5

By on October 5, 2016

After almost one year of traveling India, Indonesia and Central America, I’ve become a yoga teacher, a certified open water diver, started offering massage services after watching a YouTube video, secured a stable Mon-Fri freelance gig I enjoy, taught intro to Reiki workshops, led Buddhist loving-kindness meditations, laughed and…


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Musings Stories Travel

Keeping an Open Heart While Traveling

By on August 17, 2016

Wandering the globe as a “solo traveler,” one member of the 21st century’s self-declared global citizen population, has filled my life with sound, color, relationships, and more feeling than I knew possible. Yet like all beautiful, worthwhile things, there’s also a darkness to the light. It feels lonely at…


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Blog Central America Nicaragua Travel

Backpacking Nicaragua Itinerary

By on August 6, 2016

Nicaragua’s touristic development rests somewhere in between a well-preserved gem embellished with culturally rich colonial cities and laid back beaches and a booming tourist destination for budget backpackers, adventure seekers and party goers. From volcano boarding, to surfing and museum going, there’s something in Nicaragua for everyone to stay…


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10 of My Favorite Places to Practice Yoga Around the World

By on July 20, 2016

Namaste to the universal Om, for keeping us inspired, moving with our breath and stretching our limbs and our hearts in unison. The beautiful truth is that we are surrounded by yoga every day, wherever we are in the world.

Whether it takes the form of self-practice on our own mat, or discovering…


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Blog Musings

Redefining the “Real World”

By on June 28, 2016

How about that frustrating, dreaded process of getting older and suited up for the so-called “real world”? It’s been so repeatedly shoved upon us since a young age, that we may even forget our own ability to redesign our lives. We blindly prepare for an eventual “real world” exposé. That’s…


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Backpacking Costa Rica Itinerary

By on June 12, 2016

For backpackers seeking adventure, biodiversity, relaxing beach towns, yoga havens and surfer hot spots, Costa Rica might just be the place. The following itinerary took me about five weeks, although it could be done in 3-4 weeks or extended a few months.

Of course, I didn’t stop at all the…


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Land of the Strays: A Dog Heaven Exists in Costa Rica

By on June 5, 2016

Costa Rica’s Territorio de Zaguates or Land of the Strays in English received viral media attention over the past month few months. I confirm, after breaking into the dreamland and begging one of the four volunteers to let my family and I see the place for just 10 minutes, a dog heaven…


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Blog Travel

How I Fund My World Travels

By on May 18, 2016

This post addresses the question everyone’s asking when they see beautiful photos from around the world, in guest houses that would cost my weekly salary in the U.S. How do you afford to travel the world? I work less, produce more and live more freely on a budget of $1,000 a…


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Half a Year Backpacking: Top 7 Best Travel Moments

By on May 11, 2016

Reminiscing on the past half year backpacking India, Indonesia and Costa Rica, I pinpointed a few of the countless times I truly felt like I made the best decision of my life. I realized that the most significant memories were shared with others, which again reminds me the entire purpose…

Shoshanna Delventhal
Digital-Nomading, Somewhere

I'm Shoshanna, great to virtually meet! I'm a freelance writer, yoga teacher and advocate of a mindful, loopy lifestyle. In 2015, I left my corporate job to travel India and spread the idea that we should and can do what we love, every day.