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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.

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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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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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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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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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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…


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By on May 5, 2016

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy,…


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6 Months Backpacking: Top 6 Worst Moments

By on April 28, 2016

Half a year of travelling has done its part in whooping me into shape, both mentally and physically. My eyes and my heart were opened to some universal truths and painful realities – “the good, the bad and the ugly” doesn’t seem to fully cover it.

Reflecting on the best…


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16 Things I Learned in Indonesia

By on February 25, 2016

Indonesia challenged my new comfort zone, confronting me with familiar tourism and consumerism while opening my eyes to another beautifully unique Asian culture.

Throughout my one month trip backpacking in Java, Bali, Lombok and the Gili islands, I often felt like I was taking a vacation from my true path…


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Insight From a Coffee Roaster

By on February 14, 2016

It’s the day before Valentine’s day and I feel like my emotions camped out on I-95 during rush hour.

I remember that mood depends a lot on who you surround yourself with. When I’m home I care more about acting practically, thinking of tomorrow and what action will set me…


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On a Scavenger Hunt

By on February 11, 2016

Life’s tough sometimes. My neighbor Cathie and adorable pup Roxy passed away. Why? I often read a passage from my Uncle Dwight’s journal for inspiration during times of sadness or confusion. It’s beautiful that although cancer took his life, his lessons continue to guide me and keep me searching.
“Things…


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Find Purpose While Traveling

By on January 31, 2016

It’s one thing to travel the world, see things, post nice pictures and make a few people out there “jealous.”

It’s another thing to travel with intention, to spread the good where we are and to the virtual, global community.

I do not mean to put down travel writers. Writing about…

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Life and Death in Varanasi

By on January 10, 2016

“Dad, you’re teachin’ the whole to be weird.”
This quote by my younger sister Kayla when she was a toddler just came to me while on the plane from Varanasi to Kochi. I have a smile on my face thinking about it. I miss my family and friends dearly but…


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Travel Inspires Change

By on December 21, 2015

I think some people come to India with high hopes that this place will miraculously turn them into spiritual people – “good people” at least.

The soul relies on the self and that will never change. We’re still people. People who get upset when fellow yogis eat their leftovers,…


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First Impressions on Air India

By on December 2, 2015

PART I:
Awaiting take off at Newark International Airport. I feel nervous and exited, but a new sense of pride grounds me. This is wild. The orange and magenta sunset has earned the attention of the passengers on the plane. These times I think there must be something more to…

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Jackie Filson: Volunteering in Guatemala

By on November 27, 2015

 

Jackie shares her loopy journey to Guatemala for a social entrepreneurship project. 

Scooping from: Guatemala

Random fact about Jackie: One time I fell through a man hole.

Favorite ice cream: Goin’ classic with cookie dough and rainbow sprinkles in a waffle cone.

I’m currently chillin’ in Guatemala in a small city called Chiantla….

Why I Quit My Job For India


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Why I Quit My Job For India

By on November 9, 2015

An anticipated move to New York City followed an epic “Last Summer of Life,” 2015. It was time to graduate “fake life.” I started my job, quickly made new friends and started going to weekly, sometimes daily, happy hours. This was it, classic cases of newly hired Kool-Aid drinkers….

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Lex Dober: Journey Cross-Country

By on July 26, 2015

 

Lex shares her loopy adventure cross-country into the L.A. music scene.

Hometown: Fairfield, CT (two oh tree HOLL@)

Current City: Delray Beach, FL

Random fact: I’m color blind so I can only see in black and white 😉 … Kidding I just see colors differently than you.

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: That’s like…

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.