Category: *Working Class Wanderer

Mont Saint Michel: French Magical Surprise

Mont Saint Michel: French Magical Surprise and a European Travel Gem On the western coast of France, between the somber beaches of Normandy and the legendary seafood of Saint Malo, lies Mont Saint Michel. This place, as iconic to France as the Eiffel Tower, is a little village on top of a mountain (population:41), at the peak of which is an impressive monastery. The gates to the city close at night and only those who live, work, or have accommodations on the mountain can go through. When my husband and I began planning our trip to France, we were...

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Travel Cheap: A Lifestyle and Philosophy

Travel Cheap: A Lifestyle and Philosophy Looking back at the last five years of my life, I wouldn’t change a thing.  My husband and I have been through challenges just like everyone else in the world.  It was not always easy.  In fact, at times it was absolutely miserable, but what was gained in return is better than gold.  So what am I talking about exactly?  It is not the typical struggle you may think. It is not unemployment or the fact that I have been in school the entire five years.  It wasn’t our wedding or having kids,...

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African Adventures: Plan B – Zanzibar

Compiled By: Working Class Wanderer- Kathryn Mann Back when I booked my flights, to get the best fare possible I chose a return ticket with a 15 hour layover in London, essentially 7 PM Friday to 10 AM Saturday.  My thoughts of what to do with this time ranged from seeing a play, checking out a sporting event, or finding my way to an excellent meal.  What was out of the question was hanging around Heathrow Airport for the duration. At Cape Maclear, among the group of people I met at Club Gecko was Eve, of London.  When she...

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Northern Ireland: Peace Walls and the Marching Season

Well, I am leaving in about 22 hours and, as promised in my last post, here is a little preview information on my next trip. Myself, my husband Dennis, and our good friend Ben will be leaving for Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to document a notorious period of conflict for them. Certainly romantic landscapes and castles come to mind when you imagine Ireland. Politically, however, tensions are high. Although things are much better than they used to be, strong sense of loyalty and community means that in the North of the Republic and in Northern Ireland,...

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Working Class Wanderer: What’s New? School, Job, and More Travel!!

If you read my travel updates and tips, you must have noticed a large gap since my last blog post. I have missed it and I apologize for keeping you waiting. “So what has been so important?” – you might ask. Well, it has been a great combination of many things. In order of occurrence, here is the news: 1. Planning! In just 8 days I will be leaving on my next trip with my husband, Dennis. The subject of this adventure will most likely be the topic of my next one or two blogs, since it is so...

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Malawi, “The Warm Heart”: African Adventure- Part 6

Compiled By: Working Class Wanderer- Kathryn Mann My apologies for the extended silence. The tales of my African Adventures are picking back up, stronger than ever, today. Malawi, the “Warm Heart of Africa” opened to me in so many ways.  This will be an accounting of some of that warmth given to me by both locals and travelers. It’s Time: Lilongwe, capital of Malawi, is not a cosmopolitan hub; it is small with a mixture of old town charm, of years gone by, and some new mall glitz that does not seem to fit.  In other words I loved...

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