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My Summer as a Madam

I never thought I would find myself living as a professional vagabond.

I went to college and had a pretty specific career plan, but in 2012 when I graduated, I was left with a degree and no prospects. After a few years of serving lattes and bussing tables, I was invited to spend a summer working in Alaska. Me, who thought she would never leave the Midwest. Me, who only had a little bit of travel experience and who hated being anywhere out of her comfort zone.

4 Ways to Deal with Travel-Jealous Friends

I recently had the misfortune of staring travel envy in the face, and it wasn’t pretty.

If you’re a frequent traveler, you’ve probably experienced it to some degree. You announce your travel plans for the umpteenth time and a friend scowls in jealousy, sometimes with a hurtful comment to go along with it.

I’ve read a lot of travel blogs describing the phenomenon of travel + losing friends, but I didn’t think anything like that would happen to me.