How to “travelight” :a month in Guatemala with only a standard carry-on duffel bag??

Yes! finally! a post on how to minimise and frugalise your next long trip abroad! After spending a month in Guatemala voluntouring, I feel like a total pro on the subject of light traveling- or travelighting”. *I am sure many have other- perhaps more exciting tips- I promise to put my ego aside for a …

Vegan and frugal in Guatemala-my month in antigua (and a side note on traveling alone).נ

As I already told you, I volunteered for a month with NDG -in antigua, guatemala. here is a link to my previous post – Volunteering with Ninos De Guatemala -the whole truth.  During my stay, I was provided with 3 meals a day at my homestay, except on sundays, so basically I needed to provide for …

Volunteering with Ninos De Guatemala -the whole truth.

I am a skeptic. I do not take anything anyone tells me for granted, I always check- and double check every fact. When I decided to travel to Guatemala and volunteer with NDG -Ninos De Guatemala- I was skeptic too- and after spending almost a month in Antigua-Guatemala- volunteering and touring (AKA voluntouring), I can …

Hiking the acatenango volcano in guatemala- usefull tips for beginners

A year before I turned 50, I read somewhere that a good way to find out what your true dreams are- is to sit in front of a paper- and instinctively draw the first thing that comes to your mind- when thinking about things you wish to achieve. so I sat down one day, and …

“Failure is not an option!”- really???

I grew up thinking only lame and unsuccessful people fail. or If you don’t fit into one of those categories- than you must have not tried hard enough. Every failure was questioned, almost shamed, explanatins were in order and the overall message was- please don’t do that any more. For years I thought this is …

Being prepared: keep in shape! (+a frugal tip on how to get yourself a “personal massage therapist” for life for a just a few $)

I understand that we cannot prepare for every possible thing life arranges for us- I wish we could. Being a control freak, having 100% certainty in life would have made me a very chilled person- (or perhaps I’d arrange something else to worry over..) But- I believe we can definitely mitigate the possible outcome of …

Extra frugal tips for frugal warriors!

Ok the following tips are not for the weak hearted. only you frugal warriors, that fear nothing, that have  mission, set a goal, they are pure hearted and don’t beat around any bush- only you can keep on reading. the rest- well go think about how to upgrade your frugal being. the day is not over …

The possible hidden feminist story behind Cinderella -and why I stopped wearing high heels.

Cinderella is not considered to be a feminist story- au contraire- some people might even say that it has a very conservative narrative: poor girl being subjected to hard unjust house labor by her evil step mother, who has nothing on her little mind except parties and catching noble husbands for her daughters. the miserable …

How I downsized my wardrobe -and no- I do not wear the same pants every day. (part 2).

On my previous post I left you all wondering how I use this colorful scarf to lift a boring out fit and so lead others to believe I have multiple items of clothing when the truth is I downsized my wardrobe seriously. The truth is I no longer care what others think of my wardrobe …

How I downsized my wardrobe and does this mean I wear the same pants everyday???(part 1)

This is my wardrobe: This has all my fall + winter clothing including my “formal attire” -my every day going to work clothes, my workout clothes, and my “wear at home where no one sees you and you can feel realy comfortable ” clothes . I have another shelf where I put my spring+summer clothing. …