Sorry for the overused, hashtag-ery title but it's more than fitting for this post and, try as I may, there's no better way to describe the theme of these past two weeks. I embarked on a true journey when I got on board the Viking Star and not just one about travel. It turned out … Continue reading My Viking Story
Today I skipped my return flight to Cape Town and boarded a different one instead. If you follow me on social media you probably know where I'm headed...and it's not to return to my ex-boyfriend in South Africa. As you all know, I first traveled to Cape Town as a tourist a year ago, fell … Continue reading Heartbreak and Skipped Flights
You know what it feels like to come home after two years of travel to a place like California? Almost like an alternate reality in which you no longer fit. It feels like visiting a Stepford-type movie set, but its all real life and the "actors" are your friends, family and neighbors. WOW, they totally have it … Continue reading Reverse Culture Shock
Throughout my life, despite many a long-term relationship, the word "solo" was part of my identity- I tend to walk some crazy paths others wouldn't dare...alone. And I've liked it that way, for the most part. I knew from a young age I was meant to be a strong independent woman and would do the … Continue reading I fell in love abroad, now what?
It's funny how life works, isn't it? One minute, you're going here, or there, and then wondering if you made the right call. During some points of my travels I've suffered from "The grass looks greener over there" syndrome. There have been times I've arrived in a new place only to be called to another … Continue reading Four Days in Singapore, March ’17
Special Guest Post: Summer Romance
Any of you use Facebook? Yeah, me too. Who doesn't? You know those “Facebook Memories” that pop up daily and remind you just how far up or down you’ve gone from wherever you were a year, two, or three ago? Yeah, me too. Being that I already look backwards or forwards too often, these … Continue reading Memories from a new life chapter