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The more I travel, the more I’m able to let go. I’ve told you before I used to be a terrible traveler. I used to have a lot of trouble letting go and just enjoying the experiences as they unfolded. Still, I have had some pretty great experiences when I do manage to relinquish (false) control while traveling. I call what happens when you let go of expectations serendipity. The official definition of serendipity is: the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. I think of it as magic that happens when you allow it…

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Way back when I studied in Belgium for a semester during college, connecting with family back home was a pain in the you-know-what. I had to buy special phone cards to make international calls, then keep up with how many minutes I had left. Misdial a number and you had to start the arduous process of punching in numbers all over again. And email? Yes, it existed, but I either had to fight other students to use the school’s computers or pay per minute at an internet cafe in town. This was pre-wifi (2000) and before everyone had internet on…