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Fear of Traveling: How to Overcome It

There are a million excuses people use not to travel. As human beings, we are creatures of habit and comfort, and to many of us, the idea of throwing ourselves so far out of those safe zones is downright terrifying. But the benefits and rewards of travel are innumerous, and they're too life-enriching to let something as trivial as unwarranted fear stop you from enjoying them. Here are some common travel fears, and how to get over them: Fear of…

How to Travel With a Full-Time Job

As important as travel is, it's a difficult endeavor for some people - and not just because they think they can't afford it. (That's a whole new topic!) The other big reason for not traveling is a perceived lack of time. But if you think you can't travel because you work a nine-to-five and you're strapped to the abysmal 2-week-per-year American vacation time...think again. Here are some great ways to work a full-time job and still see the world: 1.…

Who is Stranger In This Town?

Stranger In This Town is Becky Mahan - world traveler, writer, storyteller, California girl, coffee lover, and all around nerd. I was born and raised in San Diego, a true California girl at heart, and a hopeless dreamer. I have a BA in Journalism from California State University, Northridge. I was set loose from 18 years of schooling fully educated, but knowing nothing about what life is truly about (though I thought I did). I started this site as a…