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New York is Not as Overwhelming as You Think

For the longest time, I’ve been afraid of visiting New York. I've always perceived it as totally intimidating, as far as talking about 'the big city' goes. But boy, was I wrong about this place. There’s a lot of getting used to in NYC especially for a woman who lives and travels alone. But once you give it a chance, it’s not as overwhelming as it’s always made out to be. [...]

"My Life as a Digital Nomad at Home" by HMD

Working remotely is, in my opinion, a fantastic lifestyle choice- if you can swing it.  I have thoroughly enjoyed the last couple years that I've been able to plug away at various projects on my laptop with a nice view beyond the top of the screen.  It's been incredible to see all of the places I've been, and to share it all with you along the way.  I realize how fortunate [...]

By |2018-08-07T19:39:34+00:00July 16th, 2018|Digital Nomad Life, USA|5 Comments

"We left our kids at home and took a trip to Chicago" by Hannah Lacy

Chicago: a city full of historical architecture. A city where you can see the skyscrapers from the beach. A city where you will eat the best pizza and the best hotdog. Chicago: the city where my husband and I found ourselves kid free for the first time in years. A city where we made new discoveries and refueled our passion for creativity. “Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful [...]

"My new happy place in SoCal" by HMD

I found a new happy place on the West Best Coast of the United States. The perfect place to breathe, relax and retire early, or just escape from the noise of La La Land. Dana Point, California: Where have you been all my life? As I sipped my prosecco on the balcony overlooking the ocean, I wondered how I ever left sunny, beautiful California in the first place.  That's what Dana [...]

By |2018-08-07T20:09:31+00:00June 13th, 2018|North America, Solo Female Travel, USA|3 Comments

10 Things You Should Never (ever) Do Abroad

With all the lessons I've gathered up over the last three years of travel, I can say in total honesty that I know exactly as much about what NOT to do, as what TO DO abroad.  With every "travel hacking" notation I've made along the way, there's been a warning frantically scribbled on my notebook beneath it. Today, I figured I'd share a few of those "warnings" from my own experiences [...]

"Things I’ve noticed after returning home to the USA" by HMD

Returning home after travel brings up many emotions including, but not limited to, angst.  It's all very weird after the dust settles and you've made your initial "rounds" of reunions with friends and family.  People are "super excited your home!" until life goes back to normal and it's business as usual.  You're excited, too, and then, suddenly, you feel every ounce of the giant halt you're coming to...a screeching loud and [...]

“How Hiking The Colorado Trail Helped This Mom Find Her Way Back Home” by Emilie Sagle

It’s so early. I’m barely awake at 5:00 AM, yet I’m rolling out of bed.  I had the opportunity to sleep-in; My kids are having a sleepover at my folk’s place for a few nights, so I should be having an especially restful sleep.  But I ‘m feeling a little anxious this morning. Because today’s the day! Today, I’m hiking the Colorado Trail, all by myself. The Colorado Trail (CT) stretches [...]

“You don’t have to go abroad to experience travel” by Toni Elston

I have been unable to travel the world as I would like to yet, but I can still say, without a doubt, traveling has been my saving grace. Growing up, most of the traveling I did was with my mom to whatever base she was living on- my mom was in the military but I wasn’t with her all the time. I think that’s where my love for travel and exploring comes from. Being able to get away from the everyday mundane activities that Alabama offered was a dream come true.  Just a 30-minute trip away or [...]

By |2018-08-07T19:39:39+00:00November 18th, 2017|Guest Post, Solo Female Travel, USA|0 Comments

People always know I'm an American abroad right away. Here's why…

There are a few things you're probably doing that make you stick out as a "typical American tourist" (effecting your favorability depending on what that person thinks of the states).  Sometimes , depending on the country I've been visiting, people love the fact that I'm American.  Other times, not so much.  It's been particularly interesting to see peoples' reactions to me being American post-election- but I won't be getting political right now, [...]