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A Trip Inside My Deepest Fears

A Trip Inside My Deepest Fears

These days, the most important person in my life left…

Irina went to the United States! For the first time, she left and I stayed.

We’ve been traveling together non-stop and also living abroad for a long time.

We’re sharing the same room and all the little things.

We’re fighting over the non-sense things, but always go to sleep content.

So, what do you do when the most important person in your life leaves?

Last days, I found myself crying. I found myself lost. I found myself alone. I found myself scared.

I also had my reasons.

Two summers ago, life almost took her away from me. We got back in Romania just in time to avoid the biggest trauma that could have ever happen.

But, let’s get back a little. Why did I REALLY cry?

Because I need to learn to be alone at home. And this might be scary when you’re doing it for the first time.

I liked the idea of the “Manciu Traveling Sisters” or the idea of “The Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants”.

Also, a part of me always wanted to become better FOR HER.

A part of me always wanted to be her ROLE MODEL, her guide.

A part of me always wanted to show “What a great sis I am…”

My temptation was always to overprotect her. Unfortunately, this looks more like a dependency …

And dependency means crying.

So, what do you do when the most important person in your life leaves?

You learn to let go.

You decide to grow-up together, but on separate ways.

My heart is full of gratitude.

My sister is now having the trip of her life!

I trust her completely.

She is on the way to become a more mature being.

And this trip doesn’t include me. Nobody can do this for her. Just her, alone.

What might seem like a “crying situation” is, in fact, the biggest blessing I can have for this summer.

Because by being away, Irina is helping me with the biggest challenge of my life.

She is helping me move my focus. My attention. My energy. 

Love is the capacity of being alone.

Love is the capacity of letting the other go, knowing that they’ll be fine and their happiness doesn’t depend on you.

Love is being able to share, to go into the deepest core of the other without possessing, without dragging, without becoming dependent and without becoming addicted.

Love is freedom.

Love is evolution.

Love is offering space for growing and self-development.

Love is watering the plants and having no certainty if they’ll grow.

My room is empty now.

But I trust that when it will be full again, we will have a greater perspective upon the world and our souls.

See you on the other side,





A car accident in a road trip in USA – Get Lost and Find Yourself

A car accident in a road trip in USA – Get Lost and Find Yourself

There’s something weird about going on a road trip, the second you lock the door and head out, you’re in a different mindset, everything you see is different. The way you perceive the world is a bit different and even the most meaningless things can turn into a crazy story. Why can’t life be like a road trip? Why can’t we live in a state of mind where everything is fun and adventurous, and the world continually surprises us, and we let that happiness flow in?

Death Valley USA
Death Valley Road Trip

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Word Traveler 2018 Calendar [Free Download]

Word Traveler 2018 Calendar [Free Download]

Turn 10 Annual Leave Days into 35 Holiday Days

All my friends are asking me how do I manage to travel so much. Well, it's all about good planning. This calendar shows all legal holidays in Romania for 2018 which can be linked with a few annual leave days. I made this calendar based on some previous trips in 2017. Hopefully, you can include them in your 2018 planning. I also included some future destinations on my list :) and I wish my 2018 to be as generous as 2017. Happy Travel Planning!

For All My Romanian Friends

you might find this calendar useful :)
Celebrating 18 Years of Friendship with a Gift for Word Traveler Readers!

Celebrating 18 Years of Friendship with a Gift for Word Traveler Readers!

Do you have that friend that you can call anytime in the night? That friend that you don’t have to worry if he/she sees your room dirty? That friend that accepts you with the good and bad and witnesses your transformation through life?

Word Traveler would like to welcome Andreea Cîra from Adeona Wanderlust to our group of guest writers. Eighteen years ago, Ioana and Andreea met in their 1st grade, shy and curious about what life has to offer. Andreea discovered she had a calling for geography, Ioana discovered she had a calling for writing. Meanwhile, life showed them they both had a passion for traveling, knowledge and personal development. Their friendship grew stronger and stronger over the years, no matter if they were apart. Today, they meet in writing, to talk about finding a meaning in life, the power of freeing yourself and how you can achieve that state of flow through mountain activities and sports

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Welcome to Word Traveler

Welcome to Word Traveler

Are you passionate about traveling, enthusiastic about studying and you’ve heard about exchange programs, but have no clue where to start? Have you always wanted to build an impressive resume, but you hate traditional school and boring jobs? Do you want to build a multicultural background, but you don’t want to ask for your parent’s money?

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