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cos-mo-post-al-an [koz-muh-postal-en]: adjective/noun
1. a person
who belongs to all the world; not limited to just one part of the world; can make their home anywhere in the world.
2. a person who believes fully that postage stamps and mail connect the world, regardless of where, from or to, they go.
3. the joyful experience of knowing you're a local because your mail made it to its destination

The postage stamp is truly wonderful. It can travel the world, experience the lives of a million different people, go through the doors of strangers; and never once lose sight of where it's headed.
Welcome to the land of cosmopostalan : travel, mail and words. It's a crazy little place in my corner of the woods; wherever that may be!

Monday, February 3, 2014

And we're back.

Woah. It has been a long time since I have written here. I'm now back in Australia, and pretty shocked at the price of postage. That, combined with a very busy schedule, has left me with not as much time as I would like for mail. But I'm working on it.

In the spirit of getting back into the swing of things, some mail:

I hope to post more now, and I'll hope you'll follow along! Thanks for sticking it out with me!
Ms. AT.

Friday, August 16, 2013

a hiatus

Hello Cosmopostalan readers!
This is a long overdue post; I'm sorry about that.
I am currently travelling and have been for the past month, and these next months are going to be insanity.
I cannot guarantee that my posting schedule will be reliable, but I will try to post when I can.

Consider this a temporary Cosmopostalan hiatus.
I look forward to "reconnecting" on the flipside.

Thanks for reading--

Ms. Always Travelling 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


As of late, my blogging on Cosmopostalan has been abysmal. I'm sorry. Things have been the busiest this past month, and now it's summer so the traveling begins!

I'm away for a month, so Cosmopostalan will be offline too.
More writing on the flipside, and maybe some announcements!

Thanks for putting up with the stagnancy, reader(s?)!

--Ms. Always Traveling

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Mail O' June

I can't get over how much I adore mail.
These past months, while my posting has been HORRENDOUS, I have still managed to find time to write letters to my fab pen pals! Here are only some of the wonderful incoming/outgoings that I have received/sent these past months!

I feel so lucky to have such a wonderful group of buds and pen pals alike who write such beautiful letters and create such beautiful mail art! Always a joy to open the mailbox to letters like these!

A pile of only some of the gorgeous mail art received this month!

Some of the (as always) gorgie mail from pen pal L., in U.S.A.

(And some of the lovely stamps adorning aforementioned envelopes.)

A recent lovely letter from S., in U.S.A.

A fab letter from J., in Australia.

A lovely letter from M., in U.S.A.

A phenomenal, action-packed letter from S., in Australia.

(and the gorgeous "Canberra" stamp--our nation's capital--stamped with her Quorn beauty!)

I can only hope that my outgoing letters bring the recipients as much joy as the ones I receive!

A handdrawn butterfly for my best bud; U.S.A. (and the stamp of which is the second to last in my Lady Bird Challenge stamp collection)

A little red for my cousin; U.S.A.

Some vintage nautical madness for an awesome pen pal; U.S.A.

Some arrows and hearts for my cousin; U.S.A.

A long overdue birthday package for pen pal J in Australia...

...and the vintage hand-finger-pointing decal for the package!

A long overdue letter for S., in Australia...

...and the washi-tape/typewriter decaling...
...and the gorgeous postage stamps (that I am super-duper in love with!! Including Lady Bird Johnson stamp which is the last in my Lady Bird Challenge collection of stamps!)
And a little outgoing orange to dear friend in U.S.A.

And such is the mail! Today, I shall write three more letters and might even post them on here!
I'd love to hear about your mail adventures! Comment below!
Ms. Always Traveling

Monday, June 3, 2013

Where did May go??!

It has been a LONG time since I last posted, aye?
Believe me; the gap in posting was not intentional! This past month has been insanely busy with life going full speed ahead!
As much as I have thought about posting, I haven't really had a whole lot of time to do that!

One of the things that has been PLEASANTLY taking up some of my time is working with first-third graders, teaching them to write letters! I adored it, and I wish the project lasted longer! After three weeks--meeting three times--the kids wrote a total of 42+26+12 letters; EIGHTY LETTERS!
I even received a couple myself!

So here I am. I have a smidge more time under my belt, so I thought that I might do a little mail post. What do you think? Well overdue?!
I'll get right on that! :)

Ms. Always Traveling

Thursday, April 25, 2013


This month has been crazy. I feel like I'm writing that a lot lately. Things have been so busy and, unfortunately, I have not had the kind of time that I have desired to write more on this blog!
I have been letter writing, however--and am, as always, open to new penpals!--but I haven't been keeping as much documentation as I would like! Which is a bit of a bummer, but I recognise the necessity to keep my priorities in line.

With that being said, I think--for these next few weeks as summer approaches and I close the book (quite literally) on a major part of my life and open another, I am going to aim to write one blog post a week at minimum and two at maximum. That way, I can stay focused on what's really important right now, and still have time to do what I love!!

Additionally, with all this hype about googlereader ending, I think it's about time to recommend to my followers (the few, the mighty!! :D) to switch over to Bloglovin' to follow me there! The steps are pretty simple and the program sends you a nifty little email with blog post updates! Good fun! I would hate to lose you guys!

Hope you're all well, and look forward to posting a bigger post this week!
Have a brilliant day,
~ Ms. Always Traveling

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Outgoing | Early April

Wow, it's been quite a while. Things have been--as per usual--absolute craziness for me, so I haven't had a lot of opportunities to post! My apologies! To make up for it, I'm going to post twice tonight! (See my other post here.)

Post The Second | Outgoing Early April.
I know that I haven't yet posted my incoming, but I will do that on Tuesday.
Here are some of my outgoing for this week.

 An outgoing piece to L., in the United States...
...and a close up on the washi+special delivery aspect of it.

An outgoing piece to A., in the United States...

And some of the intricate tape and a sticker from Bondi Beach.
A postcard to A., in the United States.
A letter to S., in the United States.
And, lastly, a letter to K., in Canada.
Enjoy, penpals!
~ Ms. Always Traveling