Category Archives: Musings

But it’s worth it

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Travel has helped me cope with having a debilitating lung disease. It’s taken me outside myself to help me not live in fear and wallow in sadness. When I’m traveling, I often feel like the strongest, best version of myself. But then, sometimes, travel also has a way of doing the exact opposite. It kicks […]


Liebster Award

Travel Breathe Repeat Liebster Award

Travel Breathe Repeat has been nominated for the Liebster Award! It’s an award given out to bloggers by bloggers to help newer, smaller blogs (like ours) reach a wider audience. “Liebster” means “kindest” in German and is actually one of our favorite words! There are some things Liebster Nominees are supposed to do to “accept” […]

6 special spots in 6 months

Sunset, Dornie, Scotland

Wow. 6 months. 6 months on the road. 6 months of living out of suitcases. 6 months of learning how to say “hello” and “thank you” in quite a few different languages. 6 months of trying new foods (mostly good). 6 months of exploring a whole lot (but still very little) of this world. The […]


What to do when you get a toothache in Japan

Dentist in Japanese

1. Ignore pain for a day or so per standard operating procedure. 2. Find step 1 untenable and turn to the nearest pharmacy. Using Google Translate and a handy chart behind the counter, indicate “tooth pain” and receive what surely must be a topical pain-reliever. Open box and realize you’ve received a weak form of aspirin. […]