Thoughts, Rants, Stories and Yarns About Travel!

From the hilarious travel tales to thought-provoking encounters on the road, we cover it all in our Travel Thoughts section here on Discovering Ice.

Why Do Travelers Fall So In Love With Colombia?

by Stephanie Walsh July 16, 2013
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There’s just something about Colombia. It’s just a beautiful, colourful, friendly, welcoming, fun, energetic and lovable country. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve come across through the blogging world and in ‘real’ life, who have fallen head over heels in love with this beautiful country. In fact, many of those travelers now call […]

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101 Reasons To Love Colombia

by Stephanie Walsh July 15, 2013
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Now that I’ve finally booked flights home to Ireland for a visit, I have started to reminisce about my time here in Colombia. I’ve spent a total of 14 non-consecutive months in this country and I have had an amazing time. I dare say, it has even been life changing. I have met amazing people, […]

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How Much Of The World Have You Seen?

by Stephanie Walsh May 9, 2013
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Travelers, especially those RTWer’s that love to hop from country to country within a few days, love to show off talk about all the countries they’ve visited…and, naturally, if you have visited your fair share of countries, it’s very addictive to see the numbers add up! While trying to find out how much of the […]

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2012; A Year Of Growing Through Travel

by Stephanie Walsh January 29, 2013
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This past year has been, without doubt, one of the best years of my life. There was, of course, many difficult times and times I wished for nothing more than to be back in Ireland, in the safety and familiarity of my home with family and friends. But those hard times always passed, and overall, […]

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It’s Not About The Destination…But It’s A Big Part Of The Story

by Stephanie Walsh November 26, 2012
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“Packing up. The nagging worry of departure. Lost keys, unwritten labels, tissue paper lying on the floor. I hate it all. Even now, when I have done so much of it, when I live, as the saying goes, in my boxes. Even today, when shutting drawers and flinging wide a hotel wardrobe, or the impersonal […]

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Tulum, Mexico | The Reality of a World Famous Tourist Attraction

by Stephanie Walsh November 19, 2012
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Search for “Tulum, Mexico” in Google Images and I challenge you to find a photo of the ancient Mayan ruins crowded with people. The reality is that, when you visit the site, or any other world famous tourist attraction, it is almost impossible to look anywhere (unless out on the ocean horizon!) WITHOUT seeing hoards […]

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Travel Style: Fast vs. Slow Travel – The Advantages and Disadvantages

by Stephanie Walsh October 1, 2012
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We recently took a one-month trip through the east of Mexico through the states of Quintana Roo, Yucatán and Chiapas, trying to see as much as possible in this beautiful part of Mexico, before we were due to leave the country in early October. It was a big change from our normal slow travel style, […]

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Meet ‘Baba Power’ – Is This The Happiest Man Alive?

by Stephanie Walsh August 21, 2012
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I have met some very colorful characters over the years, both at home and abroad but none have compared to the absolute amazing and infectiously joyful ‘Baba Power’ (Baba is a word often used in Hindi as a term of respect and admiration, to mean “old man” or “father”). I spent only a few hours, […]

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6 Lessons Learned From 6 Months of Travel – The Best Long Term Travel Tips

by Stephanie Walsh July 6, 2012
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Today is our 6-month Travel-versary! This day 6 months ago we set out on our South American adventure and began our life of long term travel. Time has flown and I can’t believe we’ve already been living a location independent lifestyle and travelling for 6 months now. The last 6 months have been amazing, and […]

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Top 5 Things I Never Thought I Could Live Without Before Travel

by Stephanie Walsh May 12, 2012
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While traveling for the last few months, I have been thinking recently how well I have adapted to the sacrifices that come along with long-term travel. So here is my (very female and light-hearted) perspective on things I thought i could never live without over the last 4 months of travel.   Hot Showers There’s […]

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