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How To Deal With A Crisis Of Country

I wasn't raised very religious, so I don't know exactly what it means to have a crisis of faith. I always pictured something like a complete disconnect between everything you had been raised to believe and everything you were now experiencing. Maybe that's wrong, but...

How To Deal With Stress While Traveling Full-Time

Wondering how to deal with stress while traveling? The truth is, it's not a one-size-fits-all proposition, but there are a few (non-traditional) things that really help! It's no secret that I've dealt with my fair share of stress since starting my journey of full-time...

The Divided States Of America, Where Love Does Not Trump Hate

I'm a natural-born American citizen. This is the only country I've called home my entire life. I'm also a child of Indian parents. And I'm a woman. And today, I'm not only ashamed of the nation of my birth; I'm choosing to give up on it. I am not an advocate for hate...

Where I Am And What I’m Doing Right Now

Hey ya'll. 🙂 It's been a hot minute since I checked in about what it is I'm actually doing these days and my plans have changed so much over the past few weeks that I figured now was a great time! Before I tell you my current plans and schedule, let's back up: As...

How Accessible Travel Makes The World A Better Place

I believe travel makes the world a better place. Not just any kind of travel, though - accessible travel, the kind we can all do. It's no secret that traveling makes us better: at a very minimum, it forces us to step outside of our comfort zones and grow as humans....

Famous Female Travelers & Explorers Throughout History

Famous female travelers and explorers have changed the course of history in many ways - and they're amazing, badass women we could all learn a lot from! Progress isn't made in isolation, it's made by standing on the shoulders of amazing individuals that have come...

Review: Pacsafe Metrosafe LS350 Anti-Theft 15L Backpack

As  you guys know, my backpack of choice for full-time traveling is the Deuter Futura Vario 50 + 10, which I came to after a lot of research into the whole "backpacking buying process." This weekend, however, I was going to be in New York for just over 48 hours,...

Vegan Options At Airports: My Favorite Go-To Snacks

Over the past several years of my being vegan, I've noticed that the availability of vegan options has increased tremendously. At airports, specifically, I used to struggle to find anything to eat and would pretty much be screwed if I hadn't packed my own snacks. Now,...

Fuck You And Your Catcalling Too

Dudes, what is up with catcalling? My least favorite part of traveling alone as a female is that I need to be much more vigilant than males traveling alone do because we live in a shitty world. I try not to let that piss me off on a daily basis, but the truth is, it...

Halloween Traditions & Celebrations Around The World

I'm a big fan of Halloween. It's been my favorite holiday since I was little. I'm not sure what it is I like about Halloween, but I know it involves the dressing up, the candy, and especially the horror. Horror movies and books have long since been my favorite genre -...

Can You Go Home Again?

Can you go home again? The answer to that age-old question has usually been "no" in even the best of circumstances. I never thought that was true, however, as I went back and forth to both what I considered my "home" of Manhattan and my parents' home multiple times...

How To Deal With Sickness While Traveling

A few days ago, I asked some of my friends for ideas they would like to see on The LITMO Life. Sometimes, it's hard to think of things other people might like to read about while you are living a particular life (because it seems so normal to you!). Someone suggested...

The Best Travel Movies To Inspire Your Next Journey

It's no secret that Hollywood can serve as inspiration for sweeping life changes: you see a movie and decide the main character's life is a life you'd like to live. Travel movies are no different. If they're done well, they can inspire you to take off on a trip to see...

A ‘Normal’ Day In The Life Of A Full-Time Roadtripper

What's a "normal" day like in the life of someone who is on a full-time road trip? Although the title of this blog indicates that there is such a thing as a "normal" day for me, I'm going to start by saying there really isn't. Most days when I'm not actually...

How Travel Teaches You: The Miracle Morning S.A.V.E.R.

Travel teaches you a lot about the world. That's something that's pretty well accepted among most people that value travel. Whether traveling abroad or within your own country, you often see, hear, and experience things you otherwise never would have. Sometimes the...

You Are Never Ready

We  spend a lot of time preparing for the biggest events in our lives: graduation, professional exams, marriage, children. We think it’s because of this time commitment that we feel “ready” to tackle these huge life changes. But when was the last time you went into...

Being In Love: Is There A Wrong Way To Do It?

Turns out, I really like being in love. I know, I know what you’re thinking – the girl that can’t stand monogamy, the girl that talks about how much commitment sucks, and the girl that thinks it’s stupid to tie your life to someone else’s for happiness actually LIKES...

Eleutheromania: The Intense Or Manic Yearning For Freedom

Eleutheromania. Have you heard this word before? One of my best friends posted a meme on my Facebook page today about this very word. "Eleutheromania," it read. "Having an intense and irresistible desire for freedom." I looked up the word - having immediately fallen...

What Does It Mean To Be In Love With Someone?

What does it mean to be in love with someone? This is a question I've been pondering for some time, especially as I get older and have more conversations with people about life and love. Is there a broad, universally accepted definition of what it means to be in love...

PSA: Put Down Your Damn Phones (Written By An iPhone Addict)

A few nights ago, I went to Britney Spears' "Piece of Me" show in Vegas. Before I went, I struggled with the implications of going to, essentially, a concert alone. How lame was that? What if it was no fun? What if I was the only alone person there? After I decided...

When Does The Struggle Become Romantic?

Yesterday was a bad day. In fact, yesterday was probably the worst day I've had since I began traveling full-time. And I've had so many bad days, that yesterday felt like the straw that broke the Anjali's back. I've spent the past 24 hours rotating back and forth...

Eating Alone As A Metaphor For Changing My View Of Life

Eating along at restaurants was something I never did before this trip. I can say that with complete certainty: never. I know this because even when I would want to eat out at a restaurant and couldn't find a companion, I would often just get take out, choosing to...

The Best Travel Apps For Your Next Trip

Traveling full-time means you need at least a bit of support for finding your next place to stay or next thing to do. Since leaving, I've discovered some of the best travel apps to help a full-time solo traveler out. Some of them are more functional and some are more...

The Benefits Of Traveling: My Favorite Things So Far

It's no secret I've been a bit stressed on the road, and struggling to find my fit and figure out whether this life is for me. That said, I had a really great time in Arizona, and met a bunch of cool people - and my perspective changed a bit. I'm still definitely...

LITMO Lesson: Life Is Not Meant To Be Lived In Isolation

I'm an introvert. I always have been and I likely always will be. I'm also a strong proponent of the "you don't have to be in a couple to be happy" movement. I think the best, most interesting, and most fun relationship is, trite as it may be, the one you have with...

Adjusting To The Travel Life: How We’re Doing

Hullo! It's been too long since I've written and I'd like to say that's because Holly and I were out and about doing really fun things all the time, but actually, it's because I was working! (Which is still very exciting!) I just joined the editorial team at The...

Travel Workouts: The Best Exercises To Do On The Road

Travel workouts are my jam! Little known fact about me: while practicing law, I studied for and got both my AFAA personal training certification and my AFAA group fitness instructor certification, because, well, I'm obsessed with fitness! I've been struggling with how...

Tips For Traveling With A Dog: Making Your Fur Baby Comfy

Thinking of taking your fur baby on a vacation or extended road trip with you? Being on the road with Holly Elizabeth has made me realize it can be the most fun thing in the world to take your best friend everywhere you go - but it's also not without its stress. So...

Digital Nomad For A Week: How I Feel About Full-Time Travel Now

I've been a digital nomad for a little over a week now and the truth is, I'm not sure I like it. I had some grand visions of going into my first week excited, happily calling and texting friends from home, and generally having a great time. That hasn't happened. In...

When Plans Change…

For someone that has a seriously established "Type A" personality, learning to live this "Type B" lifestyle of traveling and never knowing where you will end up is a bit of a challenge. I'm trying to roll with the punches as much as I possibly can - and getting a lot...

Day One Of The LITMO Life

The morning started with a bunch of tears. I was staying with a very close friend (a former boyfriend that I still love and am incredibly close to) and we had been waking up early to run. He was (kindly) keeping me company for my marathon training runs. Before we even...

Dear Stereotypical Millennials…

Dear "Stereotypical" Millennials, You know who you are - you're the ones that are "lazy" and "entitled" and don't like to work hard." You're the ones that are "narcissistic" and "can't hold down a job." You're the ones that "have no respect for authority" and "don't...

Working Out While Traveling: This Is Going To Be Fun!

Working out while traveling can be a dreadful proposition. We often think of travel as fun and light and a "break" from your real life, and can sometimes see that as an excuse to get lazy! Well, that's not necessarily true if your "real" life is about to involve...

The Life I’ve Created: For Me

Hey guys - Anjali here! This is going to be the first guest post on The LITMO Life, and I’m happy to say it’s by one of my best friends, Amy, who was a huge part of the inspiration for my journey. I had heard of other people doing full-time travel, but I never knew...

Dear Fellow Orlandoians

Dear Fellow Orlandoians, This is a heartbreaking moment in our history. In this moment, we've been forced to realize that the terror and violence on the news is no longer far from home. The hate and destruction and anger we've read about has entered our city, in an...

Habitat For Humanity ReStore: My Choice For Donation

When many people think of donating their items, they think of the Salvation Army or Goodwill or sometimes private donations. While these are all established organizations, I wanted to give you guys my thoughts on one of my favorite places, the organization where I am...