Posts tagged LMDES
5 Tips for Surviving the Holiday Season Abroad

What happens if you can’t be in your home country during the most wonderful time of the year? Here are some suggestions on how to make the most of the holidays when you’re far from home.

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Spain Travel: 7 Reasons to Visit Ronda, Spain

Ronda is a town located in the region of Andalusia, 100km west of Malaga in the south of Spain. With history dating from the 6th Century BC, it's an authentic Spanish town boasting a unique mix of natural beauty and preserved history. Here are 7 simple reasons to consider Ronda if you're thinking about coming to Spain:

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The Hard Truth: Growing Pains Are Universal

Unless it's something very very specific that you want... like baguettes and fresh jamón for instance in Spain.. you aren't going to find a solution to your real issues by up and moving. As great as my bedroom view of Madrid is, it will get old fast. The language, the change of pace, the newness... all of that will lose it’s freshness & you'll be left wondering why you are still unhappy? Why is this dope ass opportunity still a bit unfulfilling, unsatisfying?

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#notmypresident: Using Differences to Spark Change

January 20th, 2017 will undoubtedly go down as one of the saddest days in American history. It will go down as the day we the American people elected an unforgiving racist, sexist, privileged filthy rich joke to lead our country. As I have been preparing for this painful day I began to think on a famous quote by Maya Angelou which has been the theme of many organizations, campaigns, conferences, and speeches: “We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.

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5 Winter Coats to Help Beat the Winter Blues

Winter has come and so has the time to break out our heavy duty winter coats. Coats must be functional first and foremost, especially in harsher climates. However, our outerwear’s utilitarian function doesn’t have to mean sacrificing style and a bit of fun. When you’re out in the world during this cold season, the first fashion impression you make is with your coat, so why not go bold and make your everyday wear a statement? Here are some ideas to help you break out of your neutrally colored shell.

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Event Recap: THRIVE Conference

On November 5th, about 150 creatives, entrepreneurs, travelers and influencers  came together to do what we do best: share, learn and grow. THRIVE was an event unlike any other in that it brought together like-minded individuals from all over the world to Madrid for a day of workshops, panels, learning and non-stop networking. 

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LMDES Fall Playlist: You'll Have These Artists on Repeat

For many of us, autumn is a season of new beginnings and preparation for the long winter ahead. This season, vibe to our carefully curated playlist that’ll take you from warm, late-summer heat to the chills of early-winter. Let artists from Mick Jenkins to JusMoni be your soundtrack this fall. 

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3 Reasons Why Life is Better in the Pueblo

Smaller cities and towns have their charms in comparison to big metropolises like Madrid or Barcelona. I’m not just saying this—as a bonafide city girl who loves Madrid so hard I metaphorically consider it to be my first true love—I also legitimately at times miss Murcia, the city in which I lived my first year in Spain, with such an intensity, that it surprises even me. So let me get right to why you should be excited to live in a smaller city in Spain.

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Backpacking Europe: How To Travel To 12 Countries for Less Than $3,200

I say this to say, there’s no one-size-fits-all cost when it comes to backpacking Europe, or even travel in general, but I’m sharing what I spent to give you a good idea if you’re in the planning stage. I traveled to 12 countries WITHOUT spending a fortune AND I didn’t sleep on the couches of strangers to do it. Here’s a complete breakdown of the true cost associated with backpacking Europe.

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5 Emotions You'll Feel When Dating Online

There are a myriad of reasons why one makes the decision to try their hand at dating online. Maybe you just want to try something new or maybe your schedule doesn’t permit you to meet people in more traditional ways. Whether you’ve tried it for a week or months we all know the routine. Trying to find at least one normal person who you feel won’t kill you is like finding a needle in a haystack. Here's what you may feel during it all... 

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5 Ways to Feel Connected When You're Far Away from Home

Let's be frank: even the most experienced of travelers feel moments of longing for home. In this case, home doesn't necessarily refer to a building with four walls and a roof insomuch as it alludes to comfort zone, area code, continent, loved ones, frame of mind, or version of yourself in a specific moment and place in time. How do we as nomads, explorers, or passport-stamp addicts feel close when we're so far away? 

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