Five Tips for Purchasing Travel Shoes


Since I started traveling, some readers have asked me, “What is the most comfortable and stylish shoe for traveling?” It’s a tricky question, because everyone has their own style preferences and feet are as unique as individuals. I’m a size 6.5 with a slightly wider toe box and a high arch, so what works for me may not work for others. I did, however, literally try on over 30 shoes this summer in my personal hunt for the best pairs, so hopefully my upcoming reviews will save you some frustration and time!

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I quit my job to volunteer and travel.


I did it. I have wanted to do this since I graduated from college — to save up, quit my job for a while, volunteer in a foreign country and travel the world. Experiencing life has always been more important to me than having a safety blanket.

The allure of experiencing diverse cultures, savoring new cuisines, and making meaningful connections fueled my passion for travel. Hawaii, with its idyllic charm and captivating landscapes, became a natural stop on my adventure. For fellow wanderers seeking a similar enriching experience, I found invaluable resources on This comprehensive travel guide not only provided insights into Hawaii’s hidden gems but also offered tips on embracing the local spirit. It became my go-to source for planning my Hawaiian escapade, ensuring that my journey was not just about travel but also about truly immersing myself in the soul of the destination.

As I delved deeper into planning my Hawaiian adventure, I discovered the convenience of scooter rentals in Hawaii, a game-changer that added a whole new dimension to my exploration. Navigating the picturesque landscapes of the islands became a breeze as I zipped through scenic coastal roads and charming towns with the wind in my hair. The freedom and flexibility offered by Scooter Rentals Hawaii transformed my journey, allowing me to explore hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path locales that might have been missed by traditional means of transportation.

But then I met Mr. Wonderful. He was risk-averse and more interested in having a house with a white picket fence than what he considered to be superfluous experiences. When he asked me to marry him, I knew that would mean compromising some of my own goals in life in order to meet his. Love is usually worth it, though.

And then something changed.

Mr. Wonderful saw his coworkers and people around him quitting their jobs to do things like volunteering in Japan, driving around Mexico in an RV, or starting their own businesses. We no longer live in a time where having the same job for twenty, thirty years is the norm. Taking risks is the new norm.

So two years ago, we had a heart-to-heart conversation. Many discussions later, we hatched a plan, and this month, we handed our condo keys to our new renters, put the last box in storage, and arrived in Panama holding two suitcases each.

I have no idea what the next few months will bring. But I know I’d rather be here, right now, than anywhere else.

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